Mark Deutsch (Photo by Jason Finkelman)
Mar 11, 2021 - 4
Virtual event

Sudden Sound and Nick Rudd Music Experience present a special webinar event featuring exclusive pre-recorded performance content and live discussion with Mark Deutsch, a visionary artist who created the bazantar, a six-string acoustic bass fitted with an additional 29 sympathetic strings and four drone strings.

This program is partially supported by Nick Rudd Music Fund, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Robert E. Brown Center for World Music, and School of Music. Sudden Sound is organized by Krannert Art Museum and Jason Finkelman, Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives.

For series curator Jason Finkelman, presenting Mark Deutsch celebrates a 20-year anniversary of performance and programming at the Krannert Art Museum. In March 2001, Finkelman and Deutsch, along with J.D. Parran and Scott Currie performed in an event titled “Music in the Moment: The Art of the Improviser,” initiating KAM as a destination for avant garde jazz and improvised music.

Through the bazantar, Deutsch expresses a holistic music experience drawing from his background as a classically trained bassist and sitar player with orchestral, jazz and world music performance history, combined with his interests in nonlinear mathematics, sacred systems, and cosmology.

For this program Deutsch will offer original, solo works highlighting an evolutionary, new approach to the bazantar and conversation on creating the music with series curator Jason Finkelman. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions upon registration or during the event.


Registration Details

Registration is required for this virtual event, conducted via Zoom | Register Now 



Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. This virtual event will be in English and closed captioned via Zoom.

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