Sitar – Indian Musical Instrument

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Description

Dimensions 133 × 39 × 35 cm
Material(s)

Origin

Period

The sitar is a very particular lute made up of a calabash sound box and a long hollow wooden handle, fitted with around twenty curved and removable metal frets. On the soundboard, two flat easels take advantage of the vibration of the strings to give rise to a kind of harmonic sizzle and create a very characteristic luminous sound.

Ravi Shankar was one of the first to disseminate Indian classical music on the biggest international stages, to explain it and to share it with the public and Western musicians. When on June 18, 1967, in front of an audience of 200,000 spectators, Ravi Shankar gave a four-hour concert on the stage of the Monterey International Pop Festival, the sitar became in his hands the emblem of Indian music for a whole generation of westerners. Two years earlier, George Harrison incorporated it into the Beatles aesthetic and played it on “Norwegian Wood”, helping to educate the pop public about Indian aesthetics. But at the same time, the master of the sitar also exerted a real fascination on musicians as different as Yehudi Menuhin, Philip Glass or John Coltrane. Prestigious collaborations are linked, Ravi Shankar composes film music, concertos for sitar and orchestra, ensemble music, paving the way for all kinds of experiments now carried out by both Western and Indian sitarists.

Source: The Sitar, Musical Emblem of North India. A proposition by vincent Zanetti for the show “versus” on space 2.
Web production: Lara Donnet.
RTS culture – December 2017.

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Sitar – Indian Musical Instrument

 1 200

Please call us at +336 66 46 82 30 or write to us for a delivery quote.

Description

Dimensions 133 × 39 × 35 cm
Material(s)

Origin

Period

The sitar is a very particular lute made up of a calabash sound box and a long hollow wooden handle, fitted with around twenty curved and removable metal frets. On the soundboard, two flat easels take advantage of the vibration of the strings to give rise to a kind of harmonic sizzle and create a very characteristic luminous sound.

Ravi Shankar was one of the first to disseminate Indian classical music on the biggest international stages, to explain it and to share it with the public and Western musicians. When on June 18, 1967, in front of an audience of 200,000 spectators, Ravi Shankar gave a four-hour concert on the stage of the Monterey International Pop Festival, the sitar became in his hands the emblem of Indian music for a whole generation of westerners. Two years earlier, George Harrison incorporated it into the Beatles aesthetic and played it on “Norwegian Wood”, helping to educate the pop public about Indian aesthetics. But at the same time, the master of the sitar also exerted a real fascination on musicians as different as Yehudi Menuhin, Philip Glass or John Coltrane. Prestigious collaborations are linked, Ravi Shankar composes film music, concertos for sitar and orchestra, ensemble music, paving the way for all kinds of experiments now carried out by both Western and Indian sitarists.

Source: The Sitar, Musical Emblem of North India. A proposition by vincent Zanetti for the show “versus” on space 2.
Web production: Lara Donnet.
RTS culture – December 2017.

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Ref. OD024