Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present: RAJAS

Thursday, December 8, 20227:30pm

Artist and composer Rajna Swaminathan presents RAJAS, an ensemble of improvisers from diverse musical approaches exploring expansive, boundary-breaking music in conjunction with the exhibition New York: 1962-1964. In Sanskrit, “rajas” refers to a spiritual orientation toward action, creation, and transformation. RAJAS has been lauded as an ensemble “unlike any other on the scene” (The New York Times), and their debut album, Of Agency and Abstraction (Biophilia Records, 2019), received much critical acclaim. For this performance, Rajna (mrudangam) will be joined by Ganavya (voice), Utsav Lal (piano), Darian Donovan Thomas (violin), and Miles Okazaki (guitar).