«Trio sur trois poèmes de Tagore» for Soprano, Clarinet and Harp, 10th May, 2016, at Salle Cortot, by Nitya Vaz, Antanas Makstutis and Sakura Yamamichi.
«Rituel» pour Flûte, Clarinette, Piano et Trio à cordes
26 March, 2016, at ENMP, by Ensemble Alternance
«Three Soundscapes» for Piano, 2016
12 April, 2016, Salle Cortot by Alexandra Matvievskaya
«Three Landscapes» for piano, 2015
21 June, 2015 at the Salle Cortot by Alexandra Matvievskaya
12 May, 2015, Salle Cortot, by Mayuko Ishibashi
«Elégie» for Viola and Clarinet
8 February, 2016, Salle Munch, ENMP by Noritoshi Ikea (viola) and Antanas Makstutis (Clarinet)
21 June, 2015 at the Salle Cortot by Ayako Omoto (Viola) and Haruka Fukui (Clarinet)
«Trois strophes de l’offrande lyrique de Rabindranath Tagore» for Soprano solo,
12 May, 2015 at the Salle Cortot by Nitya Vaz
«Fugue en Ré mineur» for organ
30 May, 2015 at Église Saint Ferdinand-des-ternes by Jean-François Hatton
«Thème et Variations pour Guitare»
6 May 2014, Salle Cortot by Thibault Hennequin
«Epiphanie» for Clarinet and Piano
7 March, 2014, Salle Munch by Akane Takushima
(Piano) and Haruka Fukui (Clarinet)
Alexandra Matvievskaya performing Three Landscapes for Piano at the Salle Cortot, Paris.
After a brief attempt on song-writing and popular music composition, Santanu's music gradually became more and more complex, until he realised that he must move to the academic music tradition of Europe in order to hone his skills.
In Paris, Santanu received rigorous training in Counterpoint and Harmony with his mentor M.Stéphane Delplace for several years. The centuries old and quasi-obsolete Strict Counterpoint studies taught him the importance of constraints in music composition while the Choral Variations of JS Bach taught him that dissonance is almost always more interesting than consonance. In 2013, Santanu earned the prestigious «Diplôme de Contrepoint» of the Ecole Normale de Musique with unanimous voting of the jury, which opened the door of the composition class of Mme. Édith Lejet to him, where he explored the Contemporary Classical music and strived to find his own musical language. In 2015, Santanu received «Diplôme de Composition» with unanimous voting of the jury. He has also studied orchestration, first with David Lampel, and later with Anthony Girard; and music analysis with Narcis Bonet, Jean-Dominique Pasquet and Ziad Kreidy.
Santanu's musical research is based on the asymmetric modes and the set theory. Santanu composes for various instruments and instrumental ensembles, including the orchestra and his music has been performed by musicians from all around the world.
List of recent compositions