Another chance to hear my gig with Arkestra Makara at Battersea Park in BT River of Music in July part of London 2012 Festival
Arun Ghosh Arkestra Makara
Listen to Arun Ghosh introducing his Arkestra Makara ensemble, which performed at the Asia Stage as part of BT River of Music.

Arun Ghosh Arkestra Makara is a Pan-Asian chamber orchestra. It brings together musicians from across the continent, including Bhutan, India, Japan, the Maldives, Nepal, Burma, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Sri Lanka, as well as the UK.

Led by clarinetist Arun Ghosh and driven by a cross-continental swirl of gongs, percussion, lutes and harps, Arkestra Makara perform brand new compositions and works forged from re-imagined traditional forms.

The set also features Urban Playground, young musicians from Morpeth School in east London. Working with Arun in workshops in the lead up to the BT River of Music, they co-composed a new piece, and contributed to the finale, a new arrangement of Ghosh’s Caliban’s Revenge.

Arkestra Makara includes:
Liran Donin – double bass
Sonam Dorji – drangyen
Arun Ghosh – clarinet
Yoon Jeong Heo – geomungo
Susie Ibarra – kulintang/sarunay/percussion
Pat Illingworth – drums
Keiko Kitamura – koto/bass koto
Liz Chi Yen Liew – violin/ electric liuqin
Sarah Chi Shang Liew – violin/erhu/jinghu
U Thiri Maung Maung – pat-waing/saung
Wai Yan Maung Maung – patala
Mico – vocals/accordion/electronica
Corey Mwamba – vibraphone
Adam Shinan – bodu beru
Ganga Thapa – sarod
Pirashanna Thevarajah – mridangam/kanjira/morsing
Chris Williams – alto saxophone