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Award-winning and internationally renowned clarinettist Arun Ghosh is delighted to return to mac with new music, new sounds and new album, But Where Are You Really From?
Award-winning and internationally renowned clarinetist. Lately he has built on his trademark IndoJazz sound, moving towards more song-like structures and psychedelic textures - think Alice Coltrane meets The Doors, Spiritualized and The Velvet Underground. Propelled by a hard driving rhythm section, and supported by the multi-layered guitar of Shirley Tetteh, Ghosh's celebrated lyricism, melodic outpourings and freewheeling improvisations become passionate and intensely emotional 'songs without words'.
First opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a pioneering arts complex for everyone. Our mission; to make art an important part of people’s lives.
Located in Cannon Hill Park, just two miles south of the city centre, we attract over 1,000,000 visits every year, drawing audiences from across the UK and beyond.
Between 2008 and early 2010 our building underwent a £15.2m redevelopment (funded by Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, charitable trusts, commercial sponsorship and public donations), during which time we continued our work with a variety of off-site projects. We re-opened our doors to the public on 1 May 2010 – and continue to thrive.
Specialising in contemporary work, we offer a busy programme of theatre, dance, independent cinema, music, spoken word, comedy, exhibitions and special events, as well as a wealth of practical classes in all aspects of creativity, from playing musical instruments to ceramics and jewellery-making. mac is a national leader in developing work with children, families and young people of all backgrounds.
Beyond our touring and self-produced programme, we work extensively to support emerging and mid-career artists. Working both in our state-of-the-art building and out in the community, our mission is to make art an important part of people's lives.