29 September 2021

29 September 2021
SJE Arts Oxford
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road

Mantra at SJE Arts, Oxford - Part of Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2021
Mantra at SJE Arts, Oxford with long-time collaborators Sukhwinder Singh (‘Pinky-Ji’) and Matthew Barley and singer Nicki Wells

About Mantra

Sukhwinder ‘Pinky-Ji’ Singh tabla
Matthew Barley cello
Adrian Freedman shakuhachi
Nicki Wells singer

A transcendental flight of the imagination around the world, in which great improvising musicians are joined by the spectacular aerial artist Maia Ayling. Long-time collaborators Sukhwinder Singh (‘Pinky-Ji’) and Matthew Barley welcome singer Nicki Wells, with her amazing global array of vocal techniques and styles, and Adrian Freedman on the Japanese shakuhachi, to connect far-flung peoples and cultures and celebrate our common humanity.

Book tickets

Adrian Freedman
Shakuhachi solo improvisation

Freedman & Pinky-Ji
duet for Shakuhachi and tabla

Sultan Khan
Song of Separation and waiting for cello and tabla

Nicky Wells
3 songs from Holy Indian Scriptures for voice and cello

Improvisation on the echo from Gol Gumbaz, India

Tabla solo ‘Transcendence’

Shloka (Ancient Vedic Hymn in Sanskrit) in Bhairavi
Nicki Wells, Pinky-Ji, Matthew Barley, Adrian Freedman