IN THE SPIRIT OF ALICE COLTRANE: Ansuman Biswas – A modern day master of the interdiscipllinary arts

This Thursday’s  re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ will further the expansive, global innovations of his loving wife Alice Coltrane .

Pianist, harpist and band leader, Alice Coltrane’s  Sanskrit name was Turiyasangitananda. She was devoted to the practices of Indian spiritual master Sri Swami Satchidananda, and the Indian sage Sri Satya Sai Baba and these influence permeated all levels of her own music. The Sacred Music : Sacred Spaces ensemble will embrace her vision by integrating the mind enhancing musical offerings of a modern day master the interdisciplinary arts – Ansuman Biswas.

Ansuman is a unique and deeply spiritual individual and on mid summer;s night in the Chapel in Kings College  he will exchange tabla rhythms with a trio of Cuban/Nigerian bata drummers  and add to this  spiritually charged endeavour  the sublime sounds of  the santoor, water phone, conch and assorted percussion.

You can find more about Ansuman’s diverse and mind stretching projects on

Ansuman Biswas : Zero Genie

Sacred Music : Sacred Spaces is supported by the PRS Foundation & Sound and Music

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher / Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine / Editor - L FM : Broadcasting In A Pandemic - Gilles Peterson (Worldwide FM) / Publisher: From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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1 Response to IN THE SPIRIT OF ALICE COLTRANE: Ansuman Biswas – A modern day master of the interdiscipllinary arts

  1. That is so brilliant. Alice Coltrane’s Indian spiritually infused music is always what I come back to time after time. Wonderful to have a now essence for it. I am fascinated by the tabla bata interplay you spoke of on the radio today as well. Incidentally I have the mp3 from your today’s ON FM encounter and will post a link soon.

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