Math & Cultural
|Location:||Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102|
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Asian Art Museum: Samsung Hall
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Google Maps)
DIVINE BODIES Presents: The Purna Lokha Quartet
Free with Asian Art Museum admission or membership - enter museum and Samsung Hall is located on the 2nd floor at the top of the stairs.
What relationships exists among music, mathematics and the divine? Find out at this afternoon of world music with Purna Lokha Quartet, a musical collaboration that illuminates the underlying mathematical patterns of the universe with a joyful exploration of Indian raga and Western jazz and blues. The quartet bridges these two musical cultures through improvisation. Purna Lokha Quartet features Grammy Award–winning violinist David Balakrishnan (Turtle Island String Quartet), violinist and mathematician Purnaprajna Bangere, Amit Kavthekar on tabla, and bassist Jeff Harshbarger.
This concert is held in conjunction with the Divine Bodies exhibition organized by the Asian Art Museum. A Q&A with the musicians will follow the performance.
For more information about visiting the Asian Art Museum, including admission fees, transit/parking directions, and exhibits, visit the museum website. This concert is presented by the Math Lovers Forum at MSRI in partnership with the Asian Art Museum, with the generous support of Gita and Ashok Vaish, Naren and Vinita Gupta, and Garima Kapoor and A. B. Persamy.