Lincoln Center, 2017
I was commissioned to produce a custom video piece for Lincoln Center’s Outside (In)dia concert series in September 2017 inspired by the music forms of Indian raga and Iraqi maqam.
From Lincoln Center:
For centuries, both Indian raga and Iraqi maqam have been the traditional music forms of expression for people from the Middle East to India. The two improvisational forms evolved along their own lines yet share musical commonalities, both rich in resonance and devotion. In this new collaboration and inaugural event in the Outside (In)dia series, Amir ElSaffar and Brooklyn Raga Massive explore and uncover new intersections between these ancient, profound musical traditions.