For the first time, Rabindra Bharati University will be organizing a multi-disciplinary international conference on “Creating and teaching music patterns”. The three day-long conference will begin on December 16 and end on December 18. The event will take place at Swabhumi, Kolkata and will be inaugurated by Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta. This is part of the hundred years of Tagore’s receiving the Nobel Prize for literature. A press conference regarding this event was recently organized at the Press Club. The event was attended by Professor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhuri (Vice Chancello, Rabindra Bharati University), Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri (World Music Division, Calarts Music School, USA), Professor Mahua Banerjee (Dean, faculty of Fine Arts), Professor Shreyasi Chatterjee (Dean, Faculty of Visual Arts), Professor Sanjoy Bandopadhyay and Dr. Gautam Nag.
The Department has received acceptance from renowned scholars from seven countries spread over five continents. The conference will have around eighty representatives from different fields like music, computer science, statistics and other allied disciplines. Some of the renowned scholars who will be participating in this seminar include Daniel M Neuman (Executive Vice Chancellor, UCLA, USA), Dr. Beth Bullard (Former Director, George Mason University, USA), Dr. Seabstian Klotz (Professor, Lepzig Univesity, Germany) and many more. There will also be a piano recital by eminent performer Professor Yaroslav Senyshyn from Canada and recitals by the stalwarts of Indian Classical music Dr. L. Subramanium, Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Swapn Chaudhuri. The concert will also include the department’s alumni Rimpa Siva, the famous tabla player with a sitar player Ayan Sengupta.
The Vice Chancellor also informed that there will be a festival in 2014 in the University with the help of all the departments in the university. The University which follows the principles and philosophies of Tagore believes that with such international conferences, the students will be enlightened and they will also do their part to preserve the heritage of the country.