"Param Vir, born in India, is among the most gifted of contemporary composers for whom the example of the 20th-Century modernist masters remains a valid source of creative expression and renewal.  In particular, his operas are acknowledged to be fruitful contributions to the direction of music-theatre of the last two decades, as compelling in their theatricality as in their commitment to compassion and self-discovery." (Nicholas Williams) read more >


Raga Fields - for Sarod and Mixed Ensemble. Extract by Klangforum Wien conducted by Enno Poppe, 23 May 2015 Konzerthaus Vienna. Sarod soloist Soumik Datta.


Charlotte Riedijk as West-Wind-Rising, in a keynote aria from the opera Black Feather Rising. Video by Hans Hijmering.

Latest blog entries

20 December 2014

EMBRACING OTHERNESS - Creating a World for Raga Fields

In order to endow a new work with value, it is not necessary to call... more

12 November 2013

AN EAST-WEST FULCRUM POINT - Towards a Sarod Concerto

Conductor Stephen Burns with Soumik Datta and Param Vir Fulcrum Point Chicago... more

02 November 2013

CRITICAL ACCLAIM for Cave of Luminous Mind - Read a small selection of reviews

The performance of Cave of Luminous Mind at the BBC Proms on 21st August generated a... more


25 June 2016


A work inspired by Korean monastic ritual drumming, and commissioned by the Korean... more

08 October 2016

Wheeling Past the Stars

The evening will feature a performance of Param Vir's  Wheeling Past the Stars... more

09 October 2016

Wheeling Past the Stars

The evening will feature a repeat performance of Param Vir's  Wheeling Past the... more

Featured Works

Cave of Luminous Mind

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor

Between Earth and Sky