Bansal Band plays new music by Harpreet Bansal based on the raaga tradition. The arrangements are a collaborative effort between Harpreet and the other members, and focus on playfulness, contrasts and improvisation. Bansal Band is an extension of Bansal Trio, and the addition of bass and santur opens exciting new aural landscapes. Bansal Band received the Norwegian Art Council's Ensemble Grant for 2014 and 2017, and is also supported by Norway´s Artist Fund, Music Norway and Concerts Norway. The band's first album is scheduled for release in 2017.
Harpreet Bansal (NO/IND) – violin
Andreas Bratlie (NO) – tabla, percussions, voice
Vojtech Prochazka (CZ) – piano, harmonium
Javid Afsari Rad (IR) – santur
Adrian Myhr (NO) – double bass