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Aussie percussionist Ben Walsh returns to India with new solo live show

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 13:10 IST

New Delhi (India), Sept. 30 (ANI): One of Australia's most accomplished percussionists and performers, Ben Walsh is returning to India with his new solo project, 'Remix Experiment.'

Ben Walsh, who is best known for introducing the live drum 'n bass act, 'The Bird' in the late 1990s, will perform in the national capital on October 8 at 'Band Stand' restro-bar, an act presented by the Australian High Commission in partnership with Wild City.

Known for his high-energy, frenetic drum style, Ben's latest project 'Remix Experiment' is a multimedia wall of sound and vision and features a confluence of jazz-infused heavy bass lines, and amazing modern technology. The show involves live improvised music and sees each performance to be unique and one-off.

He uses turntables, vocals and triggering to manipulate the electronics, keeping human dynamics and tempo as the primary focus, and lets the computers listen to him. Interestingly, he uses his new invention the 'gravity scratch,' a unique device that allows him to scratch as fast as he can drum with incredible sensitivity. He also uses video mixing to create an abstract visual narrative to his music. The end result of this one-man show is a heavily percussive, jazz infused, hyper jungle electronic music that's crafted for the dance floor.

After the Delhi gig, Ben will head to Jodhpur RIFF where he will collaborate with Rajasthani master percussionists, on the dholak, the khartal, the morchang, the dhol, for a concert called RIFF Robust.

Ben, who has toured India a number of times, last performed a five-city India tour in June 2013. He also performed in Mumbai and Chennai in November 2012 as the musical director of the spectacular 'Fearless Nadia' as part of Oz Fest, Australia's biggest cultural festival ever staged in India. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi is proud to sponsor Ben's return visit to India in 2016. (ANI)

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