Portraits of the Dark 1990 – Flyer

Series nameNew Music

This purple A5 flyer provides details of a new work by Baluji Shrivastav entitled ‘Portraits of the Dark’. The production illustrated dramatic episodes in Baluji’s life as a blind musician. His aim was to “help a sighted person know how a blind person feels”. ‘Portraits of the Dark’ used classical Indian instruments and drew upon diverse musical influences such as Arabic music and jazz. The production was commissioned by the Association of Blind Asians and toured five venues in London between November 1990 and January 1991.

Date of Creation / Publication1990 -1991
CreatorShrivastav, Baluji
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/NM/1
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesThis grouping contains digitised items such as flyers, handwritten notes and a press review relating to a selection of Baluji's new music projects. These have included concerts, programmes and theatre productions.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.