The Limping Beauty and the Challenges— Birth of Saptarishi and Peeyush Talas

Note: Please scroll down to read an approximate translation by Dr. Pragya Pyasi, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Hyderabad.

It was early 1995. We all were so much under the overwhelming influences of the four instrument-giants Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, Vilayet Khan, and Nikhil Banerjee that our minds were kind of hypnotized state with their influences. The senior musicians, also my Ustadji, in those days knew that I was a kind of non-routine boy.

 In those days I was at Khairagarh, teaching at the University. I was scratching my heads, practicing day and night, and frantically trying to discover more playing spaces for non-routine musical imaginations. My sitar playing was going through a lot of challenges. It was not giving satisfaction. I wanted to reach new horizons but failing. 

I was also listening as much as I could. I was trying to identify the music stars’ performed elements and understand the inherent patterns. Suddenly it clicked that there may be some unexplored space in the tala area. 

In those days it was in active discussions whether a tala with fractional matra is good to be adapted in performances. Many musicians did not appreciate this. They thought these are limping talas. However, music pillars like Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustd. Ali Akbar Khan never cared. These giants and later musicians freely played fractional matra tala-s. I started carefully listening to the recording of these music masters. This exercise helped me to discover that these musicians restricted their imaginations in tala-play to either whole matra talas or talas with a fraction of ½ matra. I found their recitals based on 5 ½, 7 ½, and 8 ½ matra talas. This immediately opened up the scope for more thoughts, some room to flow musical imaginations, and scope for further explorations.

Saptarishi Tala of 9 1/3 matras

Dr. Anil Beohar

I started thinking and immediately thought of other fractions like 1/3, ¼, 1/5, and so on.  I composed two talas; one in 9 1/3 matras and the other in 10 3/4 matras. After composing naming automatically comes as the next step. I discussed this with my musicologist friend Dr. Anil B. Beohar. Anil said that the 9 1/3 beat tala has 7 gurus and 7 akshar kAla in tisra jAti laghu. So he named it Saptarishi because of the multiple presences of the number 7 in the construction of the tala. I thought this a wonderful idea. I agreed to name this 9 1/3 beat tala as Saptarishi. The other tala was named on my father’s name and that became Peeyush tala of 10 ¾ matra.

Dhi- –   na- – | Dhi- –  Dhi- –  na- –  | Ti- –    na – –  | Titina   DhinaDhi  na|

X 2 0 3

Dhi- –

X

Note: As this is a tala that takes a fraction of 1/3 the notation has to be written showing three spaces for each matra for easier communication.

Peeyush Tala of 10 ¾ matra

Dhi  na | Dhi  Dhi  na  | Ti  na  | Dhina DhiDhi na-,Dhina DhiDhina |Dhi

X          2                           0             3                                                                X

Note: Please note that the 8th and the 9th matra is going in 2 times laya when the next matras are in 4 times laya.                                       

Sanjoy Bandopadhyay (sitar) and Abhijit Banerjee (tabla) at Indian International Centre New Delhi on 10 October 1995

I gave the first performance in the Saptarishi tala with my dear Abhijit Banerjee on the tabla. That was the autumn of 1995. Abhijit came to me after a concert with Pt. Ajay Chakraborty in Taj Festival in Agra. He came to my aunt’s B-382 CR Park residence. Abhijit took some rest and then we sat for practicing. I composed a gat in Rageshree based on Saptarishi tala. We prepared for the next evening’s concert. I played the Sapatarshi composition at the  India International Centre, New Delhi on 10 October 1995, the formal beginning of the journey of a new musical dimension. Here is a tiny excerpt from the concert.

Rageshree in 9 1/3 mantra Saptarishi Tala by Sanjoy Bandopadhyay (sitar). Abhijit Banerjee on Tabla.
Sanjoy Bandopadhyay with Pt. Birju Maharaj after Lucknow concert. Mukund Bhale on the right.

Later, I played this tala in other concerts. One of the important music programs was in Lucknow. It was organized by the UP Sangeet Natak Academy in Lucknow. I was privileged to have Pandit Birju Maharaj as a listener. Mukund Bhale gave me tabla support. Maharajji loved the recital a lot.

Earlier on the same day, we also recorded a piece based on Saptarishi tala in All India Radio, Lucknow. This was again full of excitement. We all know that Lucknow is the fort of Tabla playing. The radio station wanted some good tabla player from the city provides me tabla support. But I strongly urged and persuaded that Mukund should provide me tabla support. Lucknow is a city of reverence to any Hindustani Musician. That was the reason that I wished to record something special. I wished that I play a piece based on Saptarishi tala of 9 1/3 beats. I tried to convince the AIR Programme Executive that Mukund and I played several concerts and it will be good if the radio station permits me to opt for Mukund. At this, the tabla players around got upset and very angry. But finally, they accepted it. 

I recorded with Mukund in the presence of a good number of eminent tabla artists. I must thank all of them for their kindness and understanding.

खंड में सौन्दर्य सृजन- सप्तऋषि एवं पीयूष ताल

भावानुवाद : प्रज्ञा प्यासी

संगीत के क्षेत्र में समर्पित मेरे व्यक्तिगत जीवन के वे अध्याय जो मुझे आज भी निरंतर क्रियाशील रहकर नित्य नवीन अन्वेषण एवं सृजन के सोपानों की ओर प्रेरित करते हैं, उन पर , अपने शिष्यों, विद्यार्थियों, संगीत रसिकों , एवं समीक्षकों से चर्चा करने में,  मैं आज भी आनंद की  अनुभूति करता हूँ|
मेरे स्मृतिपटल में आज वर्ष 1995 के आसपास का कालखंड पुनः जीवंत हो रहा है, जब लगभग सम्पूर्ण विश्व में भारतीय संगीत के चार दिग्गज वादकों – पं. रवि शंकर, उ.अली अकबर खान , उ. विलायत खान एवं पं. निखिल बनर्जी के चमत्कारिक प्रभाव से दिव्य सम्मोहन छाया था | ऐसे समय में मेरे उस्ताद पंडित राधिका मोहन मित्रा समेत सभी वरिष्ठ संगीतज्ञ इस बात से भली भांति परिचित थे, कि परम्पराओं के प्रति निष्ठा रखने के पश्चात भी, पूर्व निर्मित राजपथ के अनुसरण मात्र से ही मैं संतुष्ट होने वाला नहीं हूँ| 
      उन दिनों मैं खैरागढ़ विश्वविद्यालय में कार्यरत  था| दिन रात अभ्यास और गहन चिंतन द्वारा मैं चेष्टा कर रहा था कि, निर्धारित एवं नियमित सांगीतिक  कल्पनाओं के अतिरिक्त भी नवीन आयामों की खोज की जाए। सितार वादन की दृष्टि से यह अत्यंत चुनौतीपूर्ण था और मैं इस स्थिति से कदापि संतुष्ट नहीं था| अपने वादन को एक नवीन क्षितिज तक पहुंचाने की मेरी  इच्छा निरंतर असफल हो रही थी। मैं अधिक से अधिक संगीत सुनकर  विशिष्ट संगीतज्ञों के प्रदर्शन में निहित श्रेष्ठ तत्वों एवं प्रतिमानों को भी समझने का प्रयास कर रहा था| इस समयांतराल में अचानक विचार आया कि ताल के क्षेत्र में कुछ नवाचारी संरचनागत सौंदर्य या नव सृजन की संभावना हो सकती है| 

उन दिनों संगीत जगत में यह विचारणीय प्रश्न भी चर्चा में था कि, “भिन्नात्मक” मात्राओं के तालों को प्रदर्शनों में व्यावहारिक रूप से प्रयोग किया जाये अथवा नहीं| जो संगीतज्ञ इसके पक्ष में नहीं थे, उनके विचार से ये लंगड़े ताल थे| हालाँकि पंडित रवि शंकर एवं उस्ताद अली अकबर खान जैसे संगीत स्तंभों ने इस बात की परवाह न करते हुए ना केवल उन्मुक्त रूप से भिन्नातमक तालों का वादन किया  वरन अन्य कलाकारों ने भी उनका अनुसरण करते हुए भिन्नात्मक तालों के प्रचार को गति प्रदान की| मैंने इन कलाकारों की रिकॉर्डिंग्स को ध्यान से सुनना आरम्भ किया, और इस निष्कर्ष पर पहुंचा कि कलाकारों ने अपनी कल्पना को या तो पूर्ण मात्रा वाले तालों या फिर आधी मात्रा के छंद तक ही सीमित रखा है| उनकी प्रस्तुतियों में 5 ½, 7 ½, एवं 8 ½ मात्रा के ताल ही शामिल थे| अंततः इस अनुसंधान ने सांगीतिक कल्पनाओं के विस्तार एवं सृजनात्मक चिंतन की असीम संभावनाओं  के द्वार खोल दिए| 

9 1/3 मात्रा का सप्तऋषि ताल

कुछ समय मंथन के पश्चात ही 1/3, ¼, 1/5 के छंदों  (फ्रैक्शन) की कल्पना  उभरने लगी और शीघ्र ही 9 1/3 एवं 10 ¾ मात्राओं के दो तालों का जन्म हुआ| तालों के सृजन के पश्चात नामांकन के लिए मैंने अपने सहकर्मी, संगीतशास्त्री डॉ. अनिल ब्योहार के साथ चर्चा की| उन्होंने बताया कि 9 1/3 मात्रा के ताल में सात गुरु एवं तिस्र जाति लघु में सात अक्षर काल हैं | अतः ताल निर्माण की प्रक्रिया में सात की संख्या का बारम्बार प्रयोग होने के कारण इस ताल का नामकरण उन्होंने “सप्त ऋषि ” किया| मैं उनके मत से प्रभावित हुआ और सप्तऋषि नाम के लिए अपनी सहमति जता दी| दूसरे ताल को मैंने अपने पिताजी को समर्पित किया और इस प्रकार 10 ¾ मात्रा का पीयूष ताल अस्तित्व में आया|

प्रथम औपचारिक प्रस्तुति 

10 अक्टूबर 1995 को इंडिया इंटरनेशनल सेंटर, नई दिल्ली में सप्तर्षि ताल की प्रस्तुति के साथ मेरी सांगीतिक यात्रा के नवीन आयाम का औपचारिक अनावरण हुआ। इस कार्यक्रम में मैंने सप्तर्षि ताल पर आधारित रागश्री में एक गत का वादन किया| तबले पर संगति हेतु इस प्रथम प्रदर्शन में मेरे प्रिय तबला वादक अभिजीत बनर्जी ने बखूबी मेरा साथ निभाया। 

उक्त कार्यक्रम का एक छोटा सा अंश यहाँ प्रस्तुत है।

इसके बाद मैंने इस ताल को अन्य संगीत कार्यक्रमों में भी बजाया। लखनऊ के एक महत्वपूर्ण कार्यक्रम का उल्लेख करना मुझे यहाँ उचित प्रतीत हो रहा है, जिसका आयोजन उत्तर प्रदेश संगीत नाटक अकादमी द्वारा किया गया था। इस कार्यक्रम में श्रोता के रूप में पंडित बिरजू महाराज की उपस्थिति एवं उनके द्वारा प्रशंसा पाना एक अविस्मरणीय अनुभूति थी । इस कार्क्रम में पंडित मुकुंद भाले ने तबला संगति प्रदान की। 

कार्यक्रम से पहले उसी दिन प्रातः, मुकुंद जी के साथ मैंने आकाशवाणी, लखनऊ में सप्तऋषि ताल पर आधारित एक अंश भी रिकॉर्ड किया था। हालाँकि इस रिकॉर्डिंग के लिए मुझे लखनऊ के अन्य तबला वादकों की नाराज़गी का सामना भी करना पड़ा| लखनऊ तबला वादकों का गढ़ है और आकाशवाणी के अधिकारी चाहते थे की शहर के तबला वादकों में से कोई मेरी संगत करे| मेरा आग्रह था कि मुकुंद जी हीमुझे तबला समर्थन प्रदान करें क्योंकि मैं 9 1/3 मात्रा  के सप्तऋषि ताल पर आधारित रचना की प्रस्तुति चाहता था। अंततः मुकुंद जी के साथ ही रिकॉर्डिंग संपन्न हुई और अन्य तबला वादकों का क्रोध भी किसी प्रकार शांत हुआ|

Brief Bio-data

Name Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay 
Date of Birth September 16, 1954 
Snail mail3/1/1D Padmapukur Road, Kolkata 700092 [W.B.]
Email / Phonesitardivine@gmail.com | 9433230717 / 9163365904
Training Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra, Pt. Bimalendu Mukherjee, Pt. Peejush Prasanna Bandopadhyay, Pt. Manas Chakraborty. Also from Pt. Ajay Sinha Roy, Pt. D.T. Joshi, Pt. Shankar Ghosh. 
AIR grade Top Grade 
PerformancesLarge music festivals in India, Bangladesh, European Countries, USA, Canada, South Africa, Mauritius, etc. 
Discography12 CDs including from the RPG-HMV and India Archive Music, USA. 
Academic placements Ustad Allauddin Khan Professor at Rabindra Bharati University. Currently Professor at the Sikkim University. 
Important foreign assignments Participation at UNESCO Conference, Finland; George A. Miller Visiting Professor, UIUC, USA; Artist in Residence at University of Chicago, Distinguished India Focussed Visitor at University of Alberta, Canada, etc. 
Member of CommitteesServed as Expert Member of many committees including the Music Audition Board, All India Radio; Executive Councils, Academic Councils and other committees in several universities including the University of Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, Visva Bharati to name a few. 
Current statusRetired Professor of Instrumental Music [Ustd. Allauddin Khan Chair], Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India.
Legacy to follow Trained some renowned musicians and globe trotters including Pandit Kushal Das, Rajrupa Chowdhury, Troilee Dutta, Kalyanjit Das, etc. 

Bio-sketch of Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay 

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay is an exceptional combination of an outstanding Sitar virtuoso, eminent Guru and a thoughtful academician. This internationally reputed musician is especially known for his exemplary spontaneity in musical expressions. His music is always lively, fresh and new. 

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay received extensive training in sitar playing in Senia- Shahjehanpur, Imdadkhani, and Rampur-Senia gharanas. A beautiful synthesis of the practices and knowledge of these three very famous schools of music can be experienced through his sitar renderings. Professor Sanjoy had his major training in sitar playing from Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra and Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee. He started learning music with his father Pt. Peejush Prasanna Bandopadhyay. He also learnt with Pandit Manas Chakraborty, Dr. M.R. Gautam. He had special opportunities of having blessings through intensive musical interactions with Professor Dhruva Tara Joshi, Pandit Ajay Sinha Roy, Pandit Gajanan Rao Joshi and Pandit Shankar Ghosh. 

Professor Sanjoy’s music gets widely featured in national and international TV and radio channels in India and other countries. He has been awarded prestigious ‘Top- Grade’ by the Director General, All India Radio. He has 12 audio CDs to his credit. These were published by different reputed music companies in India and the USA. He served as ‘Artist in Residence’ at the University of Chicago and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA. 

He participated at the Plenary Session of UNESCO Conference and other important global and bilateral events. He was invited by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign as the George A. Miller Visiting Professor. The University of Alberta invited him as Distinguished India Focus Visitor

Before his recent appointment as Professor in Music at the Sikkim University, Pandit Bandopadhyay was the Ustad Alauddin Khan Professor of Instrumental Music at the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Also, he was the Director of the S.M. Tagore Centre of Documentation & Research of Languishing & Obsolescent Musical Instruments, a research center in the same university and the Coordinator of the UGC SAP-DRS Research Project of the Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University. 

Panditjee is proud that some of his disciples have proved to be exceptionally brilliant and established themselves as foremost musicians of Hindustani Music. This includes, Pandit Kushal Das, Rajrupa Chowdhury, Troilee Dutta, etc. 

Foreign visit itineraries since 2005

2016 Bangladesh

Sunday 27 November: 2:00 a.m. | Concert at Dhaka Army Stadium, Bengal Foundation Music Festival

2014 USA

08 t o 15 February – Visit to the University of Michigan 

Friday, February 7th  : 9:05 pm Flight Departs Kolkata
Saturday, Feb 8th : 1:50 pm Flight arrives to Detroit
Ground Transportation from airport to hotel
Sunday, February 9th : Rest! Recover from jet-leg.
Monday, February 10th : 2 – 3:30 pm Tentative: Guest: Music and Culture class with Dr. Meilu Ho
Tuesday, February 11th 
11:30 – 1 pm Guest: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Exploration class with Dr. Nachiket Chanchani
2:30 – 4 pm Guest: Ocean of Stories: Telling Tales in the Indian Subcontinent class with Dr. Nachiket Chanchani
Wednesday, February 12th : 10:10 – 11 am Guest: Introduction to World Music class with Dr. Meilu Ho
Thursday, February 13th : (11:05 am Samir Chatterjee’s flight arrives to Detroit airport.) 
5:00 pm Arrive to UMMA and prepare for performance
7:30 – 9:30 pm UMMA Performance
Friday, February 14th 
12-2:00 pm: Meet and talk with grad students over lunch
4:45 pm: Meet at 506 Burton Memorial Tower to set up for Musicology Distinguished Lecture Series
5 – 6:30 pm Lecture: “Improvisation on the Sitar: Traditional Knowledge and Free Expression”
Saturday, February 15th 
TBD Ground Transportation from Hotel to airport
12:30 p.m. Flight Departs from Detroit/Metro to Seattle
6:05 p.m. Arriving Seattle [Chicago O’hare – Seattle – AMERICAN 6973]

Feb 15th – Feb 18th At the University of Washington, Bothell 
Feb 18, 2014
10-10:30am – Faculty conversation with Prof Bandopadhyay (facilitated by Prof Rajib Doogar)
Noon –1:30pm  lunch with undergraduate research students
2:30 – 3:00pm – Faculty conversation with Prof Bandopadhyay (facilitated by Prof Pierre Mourad)
3:30-4:00pm – Faculty conversation with Prof Bandopadhyay (facilitated by Prof Jason Pace)
5pm – intimate recital on campus with Ravi Albright
6:30pm – dinner and airport drop off
9:52 p.m. – UNITED 1142 UNITED LV: SEATTLE 952P NONSTOP
AR: NEWARK LIBERTY 600A
19 February 2014
Departure for Kolkata from New York at 4:45 p.m.

2013 USA & Canada

  1. 13 August: Arrival Chicago O’Hare and to Champaign.
  2. 14 August: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign [official work]
  3. 15 August: To New Jersey
  4. 17 August 2013  : The Maverick at Woodstock [with Steve Gorn (flute) and Pt. Samir Chatterjee (tabla)]
  5. 18 August : Bethel Woods Center For The Arts [Opening item for a musical tribute to Richie Havens at 3pm] [with Steve Gorn (flute) and Pt. Samir Chatterjee (tabla)]
  6. 19 – 21 August: Workshop at Chhandayan, New York  – Cancelled
  7. 23 August: Music Presentation and Concert at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs [with Nabin Shreshtha on the tabla]
  8. 24 August -07 September: To Calgary. [details TBA]
  9. 8-12 September: Seattle with Dr. Rajib Doogar [some intimate music and meeting with friends]
  10. 14 September : Calgary Ragamala Concert [with Pt. Samar Saha on the tabla]
  11. 15 September-19 September: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign [lecture and meetings].
  12. 19 September: Departure from Chicago O’Hare for Kolkata

2010    Engagements and open dates

24 October Reaching Edmonton
26 October Concert cum Workshop at the University of Alberta [Host: Prof. Regula Qureshi].
27~29 October University of Saskatchewan to participate at the Engaging India: A Multidisciplinary Symposium and play a
30~31 October Simon Fraser University, Vancouver for concert.

2009 USA: 1 5 TO 30 MAY 2009

 15 ~ 30 May ‘Musician in Residence’ at the University of Chicago

2008

EUROPE: 19 TO 22 NOVEMBER 2008

19 November Reaching Amsterdam and inauguration of the International Conference ‘Indian & the World: Intercultural
Performing Arts’
20 ~ 22 September The conference.

USA: SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2008

24 September Reaching Chicago
26 September Concert at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [Tabla: Anindo Chatterjee]
28 September Concert at Mithas, MIT, Boston [Tabla: Anindo Chatterjee]
30 September Two seminars at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
01 October Workshop at the The College of New Jersey, NJ
02 October Concert Workshop at the The College of New Jersey, NJ [Tabla: Abhjit Banerjee]
03 October Master class at the The College of New Jersey, NJ
04 October to 08 October
Artist in Residence at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

SOUTH AFRICA – JULY-AUGUST 2008

26 July Reaching Johannesburg
27 July to 01 August University of South Africa [UNISA], Pretoria [concert and research activities]
02 to 06 August University of Cape Town [Master class and research activities]
07 to 11 August Rhodes University, Grahamstown [concert and research activities]
13 August Departure from Johannesburg

MAURITIUS– JUNE- JULY 2008

01 June to 12 July Visit to Mahatma Gandhi Institute [MGI] as Resource Person for Teachers’ Orientation, curricula review and general capacity building.

2007 USA: OCTOBER 2007

11 to 15 October Los Angeles [workshop]
16 October Travel to Colorado
17 October Lecture at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
18 October Concert at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
19 October Travel to Chicago

20 October Open

21 October Travel to Manhattan, Kansas
22 October Concert at the Kansas State University
23 October Travel to Urbana Champaign, IL
24 October Concert at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

25-26 October Open

27 October Concert at Spandan, Moline/Chicago, IL

28 to 30 Open

31 October Departure from ORD, Chicago for Berlin, Germany

Europe

04 Nov Concert at SMB National Museum, Berlin
05~09 Nov Research in SMB Museum
10 Nov Concert in Berlin
11 Nov Departure for India

USA: OCTOBER 2005

03 October Arr. Chicago ORD and then to Urbana-Champaign
05 October Meeting with Faculty Members of UIUC and SPICMACAY/BSA Core Group
06 October Concert 7:30 p.m. [2100 MBA]
07 October IPS/Engg/SOM Computer Music Groups Meeting and Other meetings
10 October Group interactions/classes
11 October India Studies Lecture [noon]
12 October Talk in the evening [venue TBA]
13 October Group interactions/classes
15 October Concert at the University of Chicago
17 October Workshop at the University of Chicago
19 October Presentation at The College of New Jersey, NJ
21 October Concert in Rochester, NY
24 October Recording for India Archive Music, Inc., Manhattan, New York
26 October Concert at Drury University, Missouri at 7 pm
29 October Workshop and Concert at Moline, IL
30 October Workshop at Moline, IL
31 October Departure from ORD, Chicago for India

FRANCE: JANUARY 2005

26 January 2005 Arrival: CDG, Paris in the morning
27 January Concert at La Rochelle] ————— SOLD OUT
28 January Concert at the Musee Guimet, Paris : 20:30 hrs. ————— SOLD OUT
29 January Concert at MJC in Toulouse
30 January Workshop and concert in Gamas [Ariege]
31 January Concert near Marseille
01 February Concert in Marseille ————————- SOLD OUT
03 February 2005 Departure from CDG, Paris in morning
12 September, 2004 Arrival in Berlin
13~14 September Visit SMB Museum, Berlin
15 September Concert at Berlin Museum
16~21 September XIIIth International Conference of German Musicological Society at Weimar, Germany [presentation on the 20th
September]
22 September Concert in Berlin before Newsgroup
24 September Arrival in Vancouver, Canada
25 September Concert in Vancouver
27 September Visit to Simon Fraser University
28 September Reaching Edmonton as Distinguished India-Focus Visitor to the University of Alberta
28 September Workshop at the University of Alberta
03 October Concert at the University of Alberta [UoA organized the concert in collaboration with Ragamala Society,
Edmonton]
05 October Workshop at the University of Alberta
07 October Arrival in the USA [Moline, Chicago]
08 October Two workshops at Augustana College
09 October Workshop at River Music for the Jazz Musicians of the locality.
10 October Concert at Concert at Wallenberg Hall, Moline
11 October Concert at the University of Illinois [SPICMACAY]
12 October Workshop at the St. Ambrose Uniersity
13 October Workshop at a college in Moline
14 October Concert before a selected gathering, Moline
16 October Concert in New York
17 October Concert at Massachusetts Institute of Technology [Mithas]
19 October Concert at the University of Oklahoma
20 October Workshop at the University of Oklahoma
22 October Concert at the University of Pennsylvania
24 October Recording in New York for the India Archive Music, Inc.
25 October Departure for India from JFK, New York
June 13 Presentation at the PELLERVO-INSTITUUTTI, Espoo [Finland] UNESCO Pre-Conference
June 16 Presentation at the Plenary Session of UNESCO Conference, Jÿvaskÿla, Helsinki [Finland]
June 18 Presentation at H320, UNESCO Conference, Jÿvaskÿla, Helsinki [Finland]
June 21 Concert in Paris, France
June 22 Concert Di Pinte, Brussels, Belgium
June 23 Workshop at the University of Köln, Germany
June 26 Concert in Toulouse, France
June 27 Concert in Toulouse, France
June 28 Concert at St etienne(near Lyon), France
June 29 Concert [Final item] at the 15th District Music Festival, Paris [France]
July 01 Concert in Marseilles, France
July 02 Concert in Paris