A Silkroad Gallery

Sandeep Das

May 23, 2018

Silkroad completed a year-long residency at the Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler Galleries in May 2018. The residency concluded with a concert featuring the world premiere of “A Silkroad Gallery: Musical Postcards from the Freer-Sackler.” Composed entirely by Silkroad artists, this new body of work explores the composers’ personal, geographic, and historical connections to objects throughout the galleries.

In the video below, Sandeep Das stands next to “Queen Sembiyan Mahadevi as the Goddess Parvati” located in Gallery 1: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent. Watch as he shares musical moments inspired by artifacts in the gallery.