Toto Funds the Arts
St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science,
Creative Journeys 6
(talk + live performance)
Friday 19 June 2015 || 6.30 pm
Venue: The Main Auditorium
St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Sciences
36 Langford Road, Langford Gardens, Bangalore 27
Susmit Sen, founder and lead guitarist of India’s longest running band Indian Ocean, has had an illustrious career spanning more than two decades. He has created a sound that is uniquely his own, with his avant garde style of guitar-playing influenced by jazz, rock and Hindustani classical music. Following his long innings with Indian Ocean he embarked on a solo career, collaborating with artists from around the globe and performing in over 1,000 concerts across five continents, besides bringing out albums and travelling with his ensemble, Susmit Sen Chronicles. In his talk interspersed with his guitar-playing, Sen will trace the trajectory of his journey, describing what sparked off his passion for music and who his major influences were, and sharing anecdotes from his personal and professional life.
This is the sixth talk in Toto Funds the Arts’ Creative Journeys Lecture Series, which provides a platform for both younger and more experienced writers, filmmakers, performing artists and visual artists to speak about the influences, impulses, processes and thinking that have shaped the art they produce.
Previous speakers in this series have been painter and poet Gieve Patel, visual artist Jitish Kallat, theatre director Sunil Shanbag, choreographer and dancer Surupa Sen & novelist and poet Sampurna Chattarji.