A Moment of Mishearing by Amit Chaudhuri – Touring February/March 2012

ART & ADVENTURE in collaboration with TARA present

A Moment of Mishearing
by Amit Chaudhuri

An all-new, 90 minute stage show marrying the musical and literary ideas of the acclaimed Indian writer and musician Amit Chaudhuri.
Touring throughout February/March 2012

‘We’re used to intellectual, arty Westerners like David Byrne, Paul Simon or Brian Eno doing fusion; here’s a Calcutta-born equivalent, and as good as any of them.’ Songlines

Amit Chaudhuri has written and published five novels, three works of non-fiction, a volume of poetry and he is the editor of the Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. His literary work has won major awards in Britain, the USA and India. He has released three albums of Hindustani classical music in India and two acclaimed albums on the Babel Label in the UK with The Amit Chaudhuri Band – ‘This is Not Fusion’ and ‘Found Music’ which he has toured in the UK, India, Germany, France, China, Denmark, Dubai and the USA

‘Upsettingly multi-talented.’ Martha Kearney, The Review Show BBC 2

‘A real 360 degree renaissance geezer.’ Bobby Friction BBC Asian Network

‘Captivating and deeply idiosyncratic… a quirky, one-of-a-kind, little piece of magic.’ allaboutjazz.com

A Moment of Mishearing is a fully staged production based on Amit Chaudhuri’s ‘A Moment of Mishearing’, a ‘Between The Ears’ for BBC Radio 3, broadcast in November 2010 and again at Christmas 2011.

‘Inspirational’ The Sunday Times
‘Beautifully written’ The Financial Times
‘Strange, enticing confluences’ The Independent

Press enquiries: gerry@glpr.co.uk / 020 7095 8146 / www.gerrylyseight.co.uk

Indian novelist, critic and Professor of Contemporary Literature at UEA, Amit Chaudhuri, is also a classically trained singer of Hindustani music.

"I could hear certain Indian ragas in what Hendrix was playing – like Dhani, Jog, Malkauns – not because I’d gone looking for them, but in a way that one becomes aware, one day, of another dimension to an outline: like, for instance, the duck-rabbit, Wittgenstein’s famous mutant."

He explores his own musical education and the common root in both eastern and western traditions, weaving in references to Tagore, Magritte and Frankie Goes to Hollywood – "an excellent song; but, to my ears, noise, and noise I still wouldn’t have any idea what to do with" – and tells how chance mishearings of popular western tunes led him into the world of MySpace and YouTube and a second career as a successful recording and performing artist.

A Moment of Mishearing UK Tour

Mon. 27 Feb. Tara Arts
Tara Arts, 356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES,
Box office: 020 8333 4457 / www.tara-arts.com

Wed. 29 Feb. Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, LONDON E1 6LA
Box Office 020 7613 7498 – £12, £10 adv or student/concs

Fri. 2 March. London School of Economics
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Sat. 3 March. Georgian Theatre Royal
Victoria Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4DW
Box Office: 01748825252 -Tickets: £7 – £20

Sun. 4 March. Rose Theatre
24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL
Box Office: 08444 821 556/www.rosetheatrekingston.org

Wed. 7 March. Ashcroft Arts Centre
Osborn Road, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 7DX
Box office: 01329 223100/www3.hants.gov.uk/ashcroft

Sat. 10 March. Key Theatre
Embankment Road, Peterborough, PE1 1EF
Box office: 01733 207239/www.vivacity-peterborough.com/venues/key-theatre/

Fri. 16 March. Arena
Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1SE
Box Office: 01902 321 321/www.arena.wlv.ac.uk/

Sat. 17 March. The Drum
144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU
Box Office: 0121 333 2444/www.the-drum.org.uk/