Pt. Tanmoy Bose
Tanmoy Bose is a highly renowned Indian percussionist and tabla player, musical producer, film actor and composer. He has collaborated with bigwigs like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Amjad Ali Khan and Dr. L. Subramanium and created the musical group The Taal Tantra Experience in 2002. He was born and raised in Kolkata, and studied at the South Point High School and subsequently graduated from the Scottish Church College. His musical education began at the age of seven, learning vocal music from Pandit (teacher) Maharaj Banerjee, harmonium from Pandit Mantu Banerjee, and subsequently learning tabla.
His training in the traditional Guru Shishya Parampara started with Pandit Kanai Dutta, after whose death Tanmoy became a gandabandhshagird (disciple) of Pandit Shankar Ghosh. Tanmoy Bose has performed extensively with Indian Classical musicians like Munawar Ali Khan, Pandit V.G Jog, Imrat Khan. He has worked with Padma Bhushan and Amjad Ali Khan since his college days. Ravi Shankar regularly invited him to play and he spent almost half of the year touring. Bose has been a researcher and composer too
Whilst touring abroad his experience with musicians, composers and choreographers lead to the creation of Beyond Borders with Chaturang Moksh, Taalyagna etc., based on Indian Rhythm and Dance nuances.
In 2002 his world music project The Taal Tantra Experience – showcased familiar sounds through unfamiliar mediums, cross-cultural rhythm, and devices. He was one of the foremost musicians to introduce folk songs and tribal drumming into band format. Designing musical filigree between Folk music, Indian classical music, Jazz and South American drumming (Latin percussion), The Taal Tantra Experience has emerged as one of the foremost world music bands in the Mid-East, North America, Europe and India. The name signifies “Sādhanā” or worship through rhythm. Even though Taal Tantra is not just drumming, it has elements of various instrumentations coming full circle. Bose has worked on numerous projects worldwide. He participated in three Grammy Award-winning recordings Concert for George, Full Circle: Carnegie Hall 2000 and The Living Room Sessions Part 1. He has composed music for National Award-winning feature films and various documentaries and ballets