Expressions of the Modern: The Khayal, Improvisation, and the 20th-century Indian song

Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri will be giving an online course at Ashoka University on the khayal as a form of modernist and non-representational expression.

About The Course | 19th, 20th and 26th March, 2022

The khayal is a musical form based on a Hindi song in two parts that recur between expanding cycles of melodic and rhythmic improvisation. The course will explore, among other things, how this style gives us a way of thinking about music’s relationship to the world that is strikingly different from European music.

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