Bridge of Dreams
Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan | India / Australia
World Premiere
12 January City Recital Hall $50 + BF 120 mins (including interval)
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  • Sat 12 January at 8pm
  • General Admission $50 / $40
    + booking fee
Bridge of Dreams
Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan | India / Australia
World Premiere

India’s rich musical palette meets top Australian jazz talent, in a collaboration that includes revered Hindustani singer Shubha Mudgal, jazz saxophonist Sandy Evans, tabla maestro Aneesh Pradhan and his disciple Bobby Singh, and classical harmonium player Sudhir Nayak. They are accompanied by 17-piece jazz super-collective Sirens Big Band, who showcase Sydney’s leading female and trans musicians.

With music composed by Shubha Mudgal, Aneesh Pradhan and Sandy Evans, and recorded between Mumbai and Sydney, the Bridge of Dreams project is all about exchanging ideas between world-class collaborators working in complex, ever-evolving genres. Bridge of Dreams spans everything from improvisational jazz to Hindustani, classical, Bollywood and Indipop.

“[Sandy Evans] surely ranks as one of the best contemporary jazz composers/musicians anywhere” – All About Jazz

“The Sirens are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures” – Australian Jazz

Cast and Credits

Presented by Sandy Evans and Sirens Big Band featuring Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan

Composed by Sandy Evans, Shubha Mudgal and Aneesh Pradhan
Musical director: Sandy Evans

Sirens Big Band led by Jessica Dunn (Australia)
Shubha Mudgal (India): voice
Aneesh Pradhan (India) and Bobby Singh (Australia): tabla
Sudhir Nayak (India): harmonium
Sandy Evans (Australia): saxophones

Presented in association with Sydney Improvised Music Association.

Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and by the NSW Government through Create NSW; and commissioned through APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund. Supported by the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW.

Artwork by Green Peas for Breakfast.
Image: Courtesy of the artist.

12 January
$50 + BF
120 mins (including interval)
“[Shubha Mudgal is] one of the best vocalists in today’s generation of singers”
Free Press Journal

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