THE BIG OTHER
Acoustic Dance Music | Gypsy | Jazz | Folk | Western Classical
LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC
One of our first original compositions, which we had the pleasure of recording and shooting with the amazing Friday Night Originals team.
Our rendition of the popular gypsy jazz standard, Tchavolo Swing, composed by Tchavolo and Dorado Schmitt, popularised in the film Latcho Drom.
The Big Other featuring the inimitable Irene Ypenburg on vocals, performing the traditional Russian song, Dark Eyes. Irene renders it in the Romani tongue.
ABOUT THE BIG OTHER
The Big Other is an acoustic dance music ensemble with an eclectic collection of instruments and equally idiosyncratic people to play them. Formed in 2013, we have been performing a wide variety of music, from folk to gypsy/Romani to jazz to Western classical – with our signature Big Other swing!
The Big Other has played at various prestigious venues across Kolkata, the likes of which include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Alliance Française du Bengale, Jadavpur University, Artsy Coffee and Culture, Milee Droog Cafe & Bistro, The Gateway Hotel (Taj) and The Lalit Great Eastern among others.
Our ensemble has performed at various music festivals in the city, among which are the MTV World Music Day Festival, The Fete De La Musique Concert, Live in Lakes, A Bigger Park Life, Aamader Chhadey (hosted by Upal Sengupta of Chandrabindoo), Christmas Grandioso (hosted by the Abraham Mazumder Academy of Music), just to name a few.
We have also hosted two sold out concerts, “Latcho Drom: A Journey through Gypsy Jazz” feat. National Award winning music director and tabla vitruoso, Mayookh Bhaumik and “A Very Big Other Christmas Special” feat. conductor and organist Anita Datta and clarinettist and tenor Robin Datta.
Apart from live gigs, The Big Other also composes, arranges and performs music for films and television. We recently collaborated with Magritte winning music composer, Cyrille de Haes for Safdar Rahman’s directorial debut, “Chippa” starring Sunny Pawar, which premiered at the Jio Mami Festival (2018). We have also composed & performed the theme song for the Himachal Pradesh State Olympics (2017) and most recently for the restoration project of Gurusaday Dutt’s museum.
Members of The Big Other have performed alongside musical acts like The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of India, Abraham Mazumder Academy of Music, Calcutta School of Music, Hans Jürgen Nagel, Abhishek Lemo Gurung, Tajdar Junaid, Anjan Dutta, Chandrabindoo and Irene Ypenburg.
VOCALS, VIOLIN & MANDOLIN
VOCALS, UKE, GUITAR, CLARINET
VOCALS, HARMONICA, GUITAR
© The Big Other & SuperEgo Music Production & Management LLP, 2018