LîLa - The Indian Jazz Project
In Sanskrit the word "l î l a" means play. It also symbolises divine play, the play of creation, and re-creation. "Lîla, free and deep, is both the delight and enjoyment of this moment, and the play of God. It also means love.“ (Stephen Nachmanovitch)
"LîLa – The Indian Jazz Project" is a musical journey. It started in 2012 with the wish to make music beyond musical genres and to share the beauty of the music with the audience. Inspired by a journey to India, the Austrian jazz musicians Peter Schroll and Gerhard Buchegger found inspirations and new ways of musical expression.
Starting as a session band with various jazz musicians, “LîLa” was completed with the meeting of Pintoo and Haider Khan. The Indian musicians from Rajasthan filled the band with their musical virtuosity and spiritual mind for making music.
Musical expressions from different continents meet each other - Indian rhythms face Western harmonies; composed harmonies flow into an improvised wholeness. The interplay between the Indian and Western jazz musicians is inspiring and refreshing. Free from musical conventions or defined genres, LîLa’s musical spectrum reaches from sensitive soundscapes to complex and powerful rhythms.