Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones

Illuminations | Gassmann Electronic Music Series

Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones


Thursday, September 30, 2021
8:00 p.m.
Winifred Smith Hall

Praised by the New York Times as “a unique argument for the virtue of cross-cultural curiosity,” vocalist and harmonium player Amirtha Kidambi’s quartet Elder Ones presents an ecstatic mix of jazz, Carnatic music, electronic and experimental sounds, and beyond. This event is currently being planned as a live concert with in-person audience. Prior to the concert, at 7:00 p.m., the public is invited to join us for a pre-concert talk featuring a conversation between Amirtha Kidambi and UC Irvine Assistant Professor of Music, Rajna Swaminathan. 

Amirtha Kidambi (compositions, vocals, harmonium, synthesizer)
Eva Lawitts (bass, pedals)
Matt Nelson (soprano saxophone, pedals)
Max Jaffe (drums, Sensory Percussion)

Free admission

To guarantee a seat, please RSVP for free here.


  • Workshop for UCI Music students:
    At 4pm on the day of the concert (Thu., Sep. 30), Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones will also do a workshop open to all UCI Music students, in Winifred Smith Hall.

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September 30, 2021 - 8:00pm