Working with an esteemed creative team, Aditya will create new work that builds on the foundations of Karnatik music, jazz, performance art, and theatre.

ISOLASHUN is a vehicle by which Aditya Prakesh will create new work built on the foundations of Karnatik music, jazz, performance art, and theatre. The residency will bring together an esteemed creative team to develop ISOLASHUN collectively and collaboratively. The success of ISOLASHUN depends on the interplay of the artists and the inspiring environment that Snape Maltings offers. The team hopes to come away from their week at Snape with the shared experience, insight, and understanding to fully realize Aditya’s vision for ISOLASHUN so it can move towards its premiere in 2024 at UCLA Center for the Art of Performance.

Snape Residencies provide time and space for creators at all stages of their careers; a supportive environment to create, be curious, and try out new ideas. Open Sessions offer a unique chance to go behind the scenes and experience work-in-progress created during the Residency.

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About Aditya Prakash
Aditya Prakash, an award-winning vocalist known for his powerful and emotive voice, is one of the foremost virtuosos of Karnatik music, recognized for his innovative approach to composition, production and performance.

At the age of 16, he became one of the youngest musicians ever to tour and perform with sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, accompanying him to such prestigious stages as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and Disney Concert Hall.

Aditya has collaborated with a diverse range of innovative artists, including sitarist Anoushka Shankar; Jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan; electronic experimental artist Karsh Kale, and the acclaimed dancer and choreographer Akram Khan.

Aditya founded the eclectic music group, Aditya Prakash Ensemble, which creates a space for dialogue between Karnatik and jazz. The Ensemble’s 2020 album, “Diaspora Kid,” garnered praise from Songlines, KCRW and was featured in the top 15 albums on the Transglobal World Music Chart in May 2020. Aditya Prakash Ensemble was selected by the acclaimed festival showcase, GlobalFEST, to perform a NPR Tiny Desk concert in 2021.

Aditya is under the mentorship of two prolific Karnatik artists: musician, activist and author, T.M. Krishna and musician and scholar, R.K. Shriramkumar. Aditya received his B.A. in Arts from UCLA’s prestigious Ethnomusicology program.

Recently, Aditya produced and composed the musical score for the N.E.F.A. awarded production – “She’s Auspicious” by Mythili Prakash. One of Aditya’s produced songs for the album “HOME,” by Sushma Soma, was selected to be featured on the BBC at the Earthshot Awards. Aditya’s current focus in production and composition is pushing boundaries within the “classical” tradition. In his newest work, ISOLASHUN, Aditya explores the weight of privilege and the boundaries of tradition in an entirely new creative form.

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