Dr. Ashok Ranade in memoriam

It is with a great sense of loss and sadness that Ensemble Modern announces the death of the renowned musician and teacher, Dr. Ashok Ranade, who collaborated with the Ensemble on the project "Rasalila".

He was a man of vast learning and experience of both Indian and Western music. His sparkling, infectious enthusiasm, his intellectual breadth and ability to build connections between disparate concepts and ways of thinking was indispensable to the fruition of the project. Wether he was giving a lecture on Indian music or discussing a composition with a musician, in the Rasalila-sessions of the Ensemble Modern one was struck by the liveliness of his mind and his eagerness to encounter and understand the New.

Ensemble Modern mourns the passing away of a revered colleague.