Global Spice World Music Series presents David Trasoff, sarode and Ty Burhoe, tabla
Time and Location
Sarode Performance/North Indian Classical Music
DAVID TRASOFF is a senior disciple of the late maestro Ali Akbar Khan. David was privileged to have studied sarode performance and North Indian classical music with his guru since 1973. Acclaimed for his performance in both the United States and India, David has appeared in concert in arts centers, universities, conservatories and festivals in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has made numerous performing tours in India. David holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.F.A. in music from California Institute of the Arts. He served as Director of the Indian Music Ensemble at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has taught at the California Institute of the Arts, University of California Riverside, California State University San Marcos, Pomona College and the Rotterdam Conservatory CODARTS program. David has composed and performed music for film, theater and dance projects, including an award-winning Los Angeles production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the acclaimed Indian art film Leela. His recordings include a CD of North Indian classical music recorded with Ustad Zakir Hussain.
Recent awards and honors
2011: Recipient of the President’s Scholarship from the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation to support travel, performance and music research Germany and Europe.
2012: Gordhain Patel Visiting Distinguished Professor of Indian Music Studies at the University of Georgia Hodgson School of Music.
Ty is known for his inspired accompaniment and uplifting presence in both classical and in fusion settings. He is internationally recognized for being instrumental in creating unique collaborations that weave tabla with other world traditions. He has become well known not only for his talents as a tabla player / composer, but also for his extensive experience as a recording engineer and live concert producer. Ty was the tour & stage manager for his teacher Zakir Hussain for 25 years and many of those collaborations are listed in Ty’s Production History page. He has been featured on a great many soundtracks for film and DVD and hundreds of album recordings some of which are listed in Ty’s Discography page. Ty has performed in prestigious halls all around the world including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall in London and many many more. In 2004 Ty opened the Indie record label “Tala Records" which features many of his collaborations.