"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 >

Christiane Iven, Soprano
Christiane Iven will sing Param Vir's new Tagore Song Cycle ABLAZE!

Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar) Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar) Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar)
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Charlotte Riedijk as West-Wind-Rising, in a keynote aria from the opera Black Feather Rising. Video by Hans Hijmering.

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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

28 May 2013

MUSIC WITHOUT MINOR SECONDS - A Harmonic Field for "Cave of Luminous Mind"

Music without minor seconds? Why not! The central atonal field in the fast movement... more


14 September 2014

ABLAZE! World Premiere at Beethoven Haus, Bonn

Songs from Tagore's  Gitanjali translated by William Radice. with... more

04 October 2014

World Premiere of RAGA FIELDS - Concerto for Sarod

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Conducted by Nicholas Collon with the... more

01 November 2014

American Premiere of RAGA FIELDS - Concerto for Sarod

Fulcrum Point, Chicago's pre-eminent contemporary ensemble conducted by Stephen... more

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