Dust Tones Presents: Talvin Singh @ The Factory
105 Victoria Rd Enmore 9pm â€“ 3am
Tickets $30 from Moshtix
Talvin Singh is one of the creators of Asian Underground, born in
London, he travelled to India, aged16, to study classical Indian
music with Gurudev Pandit Laxman Singh Ji, the Punjabi tabla master.
By 1995, Talvin Singh had created a whole new musical genre, mixing
the highly evolved melodic structures and complex intensity of Indian
classical music with the gritty electronica of UK jungle and drum
â€˜nâ€™ bass. Early in his career he worked with seminal artists Sun
Ra, Suzie and the Banshees and Ã¼ber group Massive Attack. Still only
18 the artist embarked on a tour to Russia and Eastern Europe with
renowned saxophonist Courtney Pine. Singh closely collaborated with
Bjork, on her Debut (1995) album and subsequent World Tour. Madonna
engaged the artist for both her Ray of Light (WEA, 1998) and Music
(WEA, 2001) albums. At the tender age of 23 he created his own record
label Omni and concept album Calcutta Cyber CafÃ© (OMNI, 1995) which
led to his club night Anokha. In Hoxton Squareâ€™s eponymous Blue
Note, Anokha hosted his early experiments with his self-invented
Tabla-tronics instrument and software. New acts such as The Asian Dud
Foundation, Joi and The State of Bengal were presented as well as the
music of A.R Rehman being introduced to a western audience for the
first time. He conceived and licensed a compilation album, Anokha
soundz of Asian underground (Island 1996) on his Omni label. The
highly evolved melody and complex rhythmic intensity of Indian
Classical music meeting the technology and gritty electronica in
Jungle began a music sub-genre, a sound of [the] Asian underground.
With a new studio album in 2005, â€œstill waiting in the lineâ€ this
is his first visit to Sydney EVER.
Support from: Percussion Junction, Groovelands Sound System featuring
Ben Walsh and Bobby Singh (The Bird, Dha, Circle of Rythmn), Bentley
and Stuart Buchanan.
This is one show not to be missed from one of the creators of Asian
The Factory Theatre is a short distance from the enmore theatre at
105 victoria road, just past enmore park (on the left) and vic on the
park (on the right) as you are heading from the city. The venue is
serviced by buses 423, 426 (hop off at the first stop on Victoria
Road) and 428 (hop off at the Enmore Park stop on Enmore Road). The
venue is also just a 5 minute walk from Sydenham train station.