The Roaring Whirl – Flyer

Series nameFusion

This A5 flyer is for the production of ‘The Roaring Whirl’, a musical narrative by Sarah Rodgers, a member of the British Composers’ Guild. The production was held at the Co-Operative Arts Theatre on 21 October 1992, and was commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council Leisure Services. The musical depicted a journey across the Punjab of North India, tracing the steps of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Kim’. The musicians featured Baluji Shrivastav on Sitar, Geraldine Allen on clarinet and Timothy Walker on guitar.

Date of Creation / Publication1992
CreatorNottinghamshire County Council Leisure Services
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/FU/4
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesBaluji Shrivastav formed the ensemble Jazz Orient, with his wife and fellow singer Linda Shanovitch and musician Chris Conway in 1992. The group emerged out of relationships formed with other musicians of diverse musical traditions who all believed in three principles of music: exploration of different compositional techniques, interacting with other musicians from different traditions, and improvisation. The music Baluji wanted to produce through his fusion work was a sound unlimited by traditional boundaries and an acceptance of diverse musical influences. The ensemble frequently performs live, and invites guest musicians to complement their work in the studio and in concert performances.

This section comprises items relating to Baluji's fusion and jazz work. It includes flyers for concerts, programmes, CD sleeves and posters.
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.