CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY STUDIES URL: http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/hpg/ragh/ccs

Invites you to Lecture 1 of A Lecture Series on the practitioner's approach:

“Production of Knowledge in the Arts”

Topic: Musical Musings

Speaker: Rajeev Raja

Day and Date: Saturday, 17th November 2012 Time: 2 p.m. onwards Venue: CCS Seminar Hall, IISc

Tea/Coffee will be served

Abstract: An interactive session where music is used both as an analogy and a stimulus to creativity. This would convey how music has the power to break through our rational, logical, analytical brain and touch our emotional brain.

About the Speaker: Rajeev Raja, one of India’s most exciting jazz and fusion flautist plays the silver flute (also called a key flute) and the bamboo flute with equal ease. A student of Carnatic music and jazz, Rajeev’s playing has a unique blend of Indian and Western elements. He has played with musicians like Shankar Mahadevan, Taufiq Quereshi, Ehsaan Noorani and Leslie Lewis. He is currently collaborating with Indian Ocean guitarist Susmit Sen. Rajeev also has his own band, the ‘Rajeev Raja Combine’. Till recently Rajeev Raja was National Creative Director of DDB Mudra and is the brain behind all the Volkswagen advertising campaigns in India. He has just started a new sonic branding firm called BrandMusiq which brings together his passion for music and his understanding of brands.


Centre for Contemporary Studies Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012. (Near Health Centre). Phone: 91-80-2360 6559, 2293 2486 Chair: Prof. Raghavendra Gadagkar email: ccs.iisc@gmail.com URL: ces.iisc.ernet.in/hpg/ragh/ccs