Ultima: Sanskriti Shresta - Levitate (2022, WP)

A fascinating sonic adventure of contemporary pan-global sounds.



Photo: Signe Fuglesteg Luksengard

Sanskriti Shrestha is one of Norway’s most promising and innovative song musicians. Originally from Nepal, the percussionist has mastered the tabla and incorporated this Indian percussion, with its long and respected history, into some of today’s most forward looking jazz and improvised music contexts.   
For this special Ultima at MUNCH commission, she has put together a multicultural, international ensemble featuring top Nordic improvisors Arve Henriksen, Bendik Baksaas and Andreas Wildhagen,classical violinist Harpreet Bansal, as well as musicians from Nepal, USA, Britain and Japan. The piece incorporates vivid field recordings from environments in Nepal made by Rajan Shrestha.  
This concert promises intense atmosphere, ravishing instrumental textures and dreamy immersion in a world of sound.  

Doors open 20:00
Event start 21:00
Duration: about 60–75 minutes
Sanskriti Shrestha – table, percussion, vocal, composition  
Dheeraj Shrestha – tabla 
Harpreet Bansal – violin 
Gregor Riddell – cello  
Shyam Nepali – sarangi 
Rubin Shrestha – flute  
Arve Henriksen – trumpet  
Ayumi Tanaka – piano  
Bendik Baksaas – electronics  
Rajan Shrestha – field recordings   
Andreas Wildhagen – drums, percussion 

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