King of Ghosts
Soumik Datta & City of London Sinfonia
Sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta joins forces with City of London Sinfonia and Shakespeare's Globe with an ecstatic original score for iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray's 1968 masterpiece, King of Ghosts.Own: £7.99
15 tracks (MP3 files)
|1||Morning Song||Listen Listen||04:18|
|2||The Chase||Listen Listen||04:36|
|3||Goopy's Song||Listen Listen||02:41|
|4||How to Stop a War||Listen Listen||07:02|
|5||Brothers Unite||Listen Listen||01:43|
|6||The Encounter||Listen Listen||04:38|
|7||King of Ghosts||Listen Listen||02:47|
|8||Ghost Dance||Listen Listen||05:29|
|11||Chasing Them||Listen Listen||01:35|
|12||Barfi the Wizzard||Listen Listen||01:46|
|13||The King's Story||Listen Listen||04:31|
|14||Chasing Us||Listen Listen||03:28|
|15||Bamboo Dark||Listen Listen||01:47|
King of Ghosts played in our Festival of Independence that celebrated the 70th anniversary of India’s sovereignty in 2017. Curated by playwright Tanika Gupta, the Globe brought together theatre, music, film, and stand-up in a grand mosaic of perspectives orbiting around Great Britain’s complex relationship to India, while celebrating a vast range of astonishing British and British-Indian talents.
Soumik’s cine-concert, King of Ghosts, played over the two hottest nights of our summer festival in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
The first half featured an astonishing duet recital between Soumik and Talvin Singh, widely regarded as the father of the Asian Underground movement and a venerated tabla virtuoso. Their rhapsodic conversation gripped the room in an awed silence, showing the glory and incandescence of Indian classical music in the unique context of the Playhouse’s house concert feel.
In the second half, Soumik, percussionist Cormac Byrne, the City of London Sinfonia and the Globe's Director of Music, Bill Barclay, took the stage to perform a score for Satyajit Ray’s 1969 black and white masterpiece, shown on the back wall amidst the flickering candlelight. Composed by Johannes Berauer, Cormac Byrne and Soumik Datta, this intensely charismatic music, part Indian classical music, part modern film score, part Hindustani dance, charmed and wowed our room in ways few programmes have. We hope you enjoy it.
Recorded in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe.
Soumik Datta is a dear friend and incredible musician. I was so pleased he could be a part of my Globe series, and I've been thrilled to watch his relationship with the Globe develop as it has!
- Anoushka Shankar
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Composed by Johannes Berauer, Cormac Byrne, and Soumik Datta.
23 & 24 September 2017 in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Shakespeare's Globe, London
Produced by Bill Barclay
Recording Engineers Steve Lowe, Sam Palmer and Adam Washington
Mixing by Steve Lowe, Bill Barclay, Johannes Berauer and Soumik Datta
Mastering Andrew Mellor
Designed by Hannah Yates
Cover photography by Rehmat Rayatt
Booklet photography by Pete Le May
Booklet by Bill Barclay, Johannes Berauer, Cormac Byrne and Soumik Datta
Director of Music Bill Barclay
Music Assosciate James Maloney
Music Administrator Annique Reynolds
Special thanks Elaine Baines, Claire Bayliss, Alex Regan and Matthew Swann for City of London Sinfonia
Sir David Green for Soumik Datta Arts
Total running time 50.48
Recorded at 24-bit / 96kHz resolution
Manufactured by B0D
Publicity by Albion Media
© 2017 Shakespeare’s Globe Trading Limited
'King of Ghosts is radiant'
- Talvin Singh
'...leaves the jaws of many guitarists on the floor'
- Nitin Sawhney
'A celebration of artistic fusion between the UK and India'
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