The bansuri bamboo flute of India is historically depicted as the instrument that conveys the love between Radha and Krishna. Its smooth bamboo tones mixed with endless possibilities to slide and bend notes creates a distinctly beautiful sound unlike any flute in the world. In this 3 hour intensive workshop, bansuri master Eric Fraser will teach techniques and compositions for bansuri as well as Indian ragas. Beginners and experienced bansuri players are all welcome.
New 'A' scale flutes available for $50 with your online registration (regularly priced at $70)! Register early, save $20 on your own bansuri!
Eric Fraser's vintage bansuri flute playing rings with authenticity, subtlety, and lilting tone. An exponent of a unique vocal style of North-Indian flute playing and Fulbright senior research scholar for Indian classical music, Fraser takes listeners on a journey to a timeless musical world.
Eric Fraser has been learning intensively through annual trips to Kolkata, India from his guru Pandit Gopal Roy since 2003.
Fraser has performed with renowned maestros of Indian music including Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Steve Gorn and Bollywood composer A.R Rahman at Carnegie Hall, including radio performances (NPR morning edition and WKCR New York). He has a diverse background playing for Indian classical dance, as well as in projects ranging from Jazz, World, India and more. A founding member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, Eric's involvement in the musical community is far reaching. Aside from playing Indian classical flute, Eric is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music therapist (MA, MT-BC).
Eric Fraser has released three albums in the Indian music genre since 2013