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a solo piano concert series featuring contemporary improvised music by Aman Mahajan


REFUGE is a set of musical themes performed in various configurations, from solo piano to sextet. Equal parts structured and improvised, the music combines the spirit of jazz with myriad folk and classical influences.

refuge.1 is the solo piano version of this set – a collection of pieces that originated on the piano, travelled across the world on various collaborations meeting a multitude of musicians and audiences along the way, to return to the piano in this new avatar.



The concerts feature compositions including:

Refuge (2005) | Leafmotif (2005) | Sitaphalmandi (2005) | Connections (2008) | Where Is It? (2011) | The Ten Thousand Questions (2012) | Load Shedding (2013) | Sun Dance (2013) | Beginningless (2014) | Unnamed (2017)


Aman Mahajan is an Indian pianist, composer and improviser. Having explored the music of a multitude of nationalities and idioms, his work is influenced by traditional and contemporary forms of music from around the world, and inspired by a sense of unity and connection. He is interested in improvised music as a medium of interaction, exploration and creation.

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