The Sound of Lalit Kumar Ganesh
Throughout the course of his musical adventure, Lalit has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Whether he performs as a percussionist in classical or contemporary settings, Lalit has earned the admiration and affection of those he has performed with and those fortunate to witness his performances. Lalit hopes to inspire future musicians and to pave new paths along his musical journey.
I am aware of the beauty that lies in this magnificent instrument, and as such am plagued constantly by the concept of creating melody in rhythm. The Tabla is the closest, almost perfect instrument that blends percussion and melody, and this is simply because there is an emotive nature to it. Emotion comes with language; it has an appropriate grammatical structure that glues the entire mosaic together. Often, rhythm is viewed as two individual beats, as supposed to the space between these two individual beats and how it is filled. When you fill this space effectively, that is melody. That is what leads to the element of captivity. My drum will not be struck, rather it will sing.
“THE TABLA IS OBSERVING A TRANSITION, FROM TRADITIONAL REPERTOIRES TO CONCEPTUAL PERFORMANCES. YOU NEED TO START THINKING CREATIVELY”
~ USTAD USMAN KHAN
In today’s context, there is a strong need for sound to be forming different dimensions. Sound should not stop with the strum of a string or the touch of a key, rather it should be carried long after to resonate in an impactful way