The Maiden who Laughed and Cried Flowers

Lecture-demonstration with Supriya Nagarajan
Wednesday 4th May 2022, 8-10pm 29-31 Coney Street
Portrait of Supriya Nagarajan, who stands in front of a yellow sculpture.



Be transported to the world of Padma Purana & other stories from Indian mythology. Hear some specially composed music celebrating the story of Kamoda, the maiden who laughed and cried flowers. Supriya Nagarajan (classical Indian vocals) and Duncan Chapman (sounds) bring the stories and music together through a lecture-demonstration that is aimed to entertain and kindle curiosity.


Supriya Nagarajan (Indian Vocals)

Supriya Nagarajan is a UK based vocalist/composer who creates cross- cultural/genre, concept driven immersive music work. She has toured the globe and created work for international festivals like the hcmf//, Ultima Oslo and Iceland Symphony Orchestra and National venues like Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall , SAGE and Southbank Centre. She is a Performing Rights Society/Jerwood composer and an alumni of New Voices 2018. Supriya is the Artistic Director of Manasamitra, a Yorkshire based arts charity and a passionate advocate for fair access in the music sector. Recent album releases include self-released Dusk Notes (with Duncan), a single on the Come Play with me label and on Café Oto’s lockdown label Takuroku. Supriya also hosts a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM.


Duncan Chapman (field recordings / electronics)

Duncan Chapman: composer / musician based in Lincolnshire UK. Much of his work involves collaborations with a wide range of people creating performances, installations & recordings. Recent projects include online live events, a residency at EMS in Stockholm, curating a concert for the Aural Diversity project and performances (with Supriya) at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India. Current projects include work with BCMG, Sound Scotland, x-church Gainsborough, COMA Glasgow, online performances with Comb Filter and Humbox and an album of marimba and live electronic pieces with Simon Limbrick. Solo work is on Silent, Takuroku & Linear Obsessional labels & Dusk Notes, (a collaboration with Supriya Nagarajan) was released in 2020.


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