Classical sitarist Vatsal Dave of Flower Mound joins the Lumedia Musicworks ensemble on the soundtrack of the Dallas-based early music ensemble’s short film, “Don’t Look Back.” The film will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at event1013 in Plano, and will be available online Nov. 5.
The music interweaves the Cantigas de Santa Maria and a saltarello, songs and dances from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Tickets are $27-$75 and available at https://www.lumediamusicworks.com/launch-party. Student tickets are $10.
“It merges the music of two cultures and plunges into the underworld,” said Julianna Emanski of Frisco, Lumedia’s artistic director and a Grammy nominee. “We’ve timed the release of this particular film right before Halloween since it fits the season so well. Our mission is to showcase early music in innovative ways.”
Originally from India, Dave is best known for playing Hindustani classical music from northern India. He has several albums, including Lone Star Sitar, a world music fusion effort in collaboration with Grammy Award winner Art Greenhaw.
“Don’t Look Back” will be available online beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. It’s available at no charge. Go to https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTMyMjA1.
Derrick Robert Brown of Dallas directed the film.