Listening By Moonrise Neelamjit Dhillon,Gaayatri Kaundinya, Dimitris Mahlis

Listening By Moonrise Neelamjit Dhillon,Gaayatri Kaundinya, Dimitris Mahlis

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Los Angeles State Historic Park

1245 North Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Performances and immersive sound experiences with leading musicians Neelamjit Dhillon, Gaayatri Kaundinya, Dimitris Mahlis

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Clockshop’s quarterly Listening By Moonrise program returns to LA State Historic Park, featuring performances and immersive sound experiences with leading multi-disciplinary sound artists. On the eve of the full moon (or as close to it), this program offers listeners moments of reflection, connection, and joy while experiencing music and sound collectively within the context of a community-centered green space.

Curated by Chris Votek, a multi-instrumentalist and composer, Clockshop invites musicians Neelamjit Dhillon, Gaayatri Kaundinya, and Dimitris Mahlis for a cross-cultural music program exploring Hindustani, Turkish, and Greek music traditions.

This event is free and open to the public. Clockshop suggests a $5 donation to support our Reading and Listening by Moonrise series at LA State Historic Park.

Follow Clockshop on Instagram to meet the artists leading up to the event.

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Featuring Performances by:

Neelamjit Dhillon

Gaayatri Kaundinya

Dimitris Mahlis

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Neelamjit Dhillon

Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Neelamjit is skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music. His music reflects his multifaceted identity, spirituality, and vision for promoting a more equitable and just society through shared experience and collective action. Neelamjit’s primary instruments are the tabla, saxophone, and bansuri. He has played tabla since the age of ten and continues to study the instrument under the tutelage of world-renowned maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain. Neelamjit has performed around the world at prestigious events and festivals in locales such as Somalia, India, Brazil, Europe, the United States, and Canada.

Gaayatri Kaundinya

Gaayatri Kaundinya is a Hindustani vocalist from the Maihar-Senia gharana school of classical Hindustani music. She studied under the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan for thirteen years in the traditional Guru-Shishya parampara since the age of four. She also studied at the Sangeet Research Academy under Pt. Ulhas Kashkar, and in Los Angeles with the late Smt Lakshmi Shankar. Kaundinya became a performing artist by age seven and a professional touring classical vocalist at eighteen. She has toured in USA and India, notably at San Francisco World Music Festival and Avartan Music Festival, and was a featured performer at the annual Jaipur Literature Festival. Kaundinya is currently working on releasing recorded music and teaching students through the non-profit organization she founded, The Avartan Foundation, Inc.

Dimitris Mahlis

Oudist, guitarist, and composer Dimitris Mahlis has become known in musical circles as an eclectic interpreter of many musical traditions. Having a thorough knowledge of eastern and western musical theory, he has developed a playing style on several instruments which are both earthy and intricate. Mahlis’ original compositions can be heard on recordings with the duo Wahid and the Mahlis-Panos Project. He was featured on the soundtrack for the Oscar-winning film Argo (2012) and most recently on the critically acclaimed film The Angel (2018).

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The performance will take place at a single location within the park with magnificent views of Downtown LA and Chinatown as the backdrop for the musical soundscapes. Music will begin at 5:00 pm and finish at 7:00 pm promptly.

This program has been adapted from Clockshop’s Reading by Moonrise program previously held at the Bowtie. We have moved to LA State Historic Park in Chinatown as part of our strategic response to state and local health ordinances and how public gatherings can take place during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Los Angeles State Historic Park is located at 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, directly adjacent to Chinatown and the Metro Gold Line. The park is located just 1 mile away from Los Angeles Union Station, making it accessible from several routes.

There is paid parking at 1501 N Spring Street, the main parking lot of the park, at $2/hour, up to $8 daily. There is also free street parking around the park.

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