Biography


Tablist Vivek Bhurtun is an emerging figure in the Indo-Western fusion community. Born into a musical family Vivek started learning classical tabla at the age of 5 from his teacher Sri Shib Shankar Ray, a well known tablist of the Punjab and Farukhabad gharana at the Bharati Vidya Bhavan (Indian Academy of Musical Arts) in London. Vivek's stage experience with classical music includes yearly performances at the academy , and also performances at the Croydon Music Fesitival, Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival halls. Indian music has been the pillar on which Vivek bases his own fusion compositions.

Since the age of 9 Vivek has regularly played Tabla at the programmes of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi accompanying bhajan groups and solo artists that come and perform for Amma at various locations including Mauritius, India and Europe. In the US alone Vivek has performed in front of large crowds with various bhajan groups and artists in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Iowa, Washington DC, Boston, Toronto and at the Manhattan Center in New York City. The time spent in this environment has given him a unique edge in bhajan playing blending classical Tabla with bhajan styles.

Vivek is currently studying at the University of Bath in England, UK, pursuing a MEng in Chemical Engineering.

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What tabla is, and what they are about. A bit from Wikipedia, see what tabla mean to ME in my up coming blog.
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The Blog of Tabla May 4, 2006
Any Questions regarding tabla, how i record etc? OR would u like tabla in your songs? I would be glad to help. Post here.
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Parallel Portal World Aug 2, 2004 2907
Laws Of Gravity World Aug 3, 2004 1783
Ode For Love Classical Aug 24, 2004 1691
Meltdown to Machinery Rock Aug 25, 2004 1655
Splinter Of The Mind's Eye Electronica Aug 27, 2004 3128
Journey to the Beach (Documentry) Other Sep 18, 2004 1325
Weekend in the countryside (documentary) Other Sep 19, 2004 1218
Delirious DJ Electronica Sep 22, 2004 1573
Site of Serenity Electronica Sep 24, 2004 1358
A bit of technofunk Other Oct 9, 2004 1241
Down the mountain Other Oct 9, 2004 1282
The mind of a philosopher Other Nov 5, 2004 1224
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Journey to the Beach Redone Smooth with No FX Electronica Jun 1, 2005 1236
Interdimentiality Electronica Sep 19, 2005 1024
Tabla Nuclear Fusion Electronica Mar 26, 2006 5187
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Androidic Tabla Electronica Apr 30, 2006 1988
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The Synth Song Remix Remake Electronica Mar 12, 2008 1063
Hope (Excursions into Tabla) Electronica Mar 17, 2008 1533

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