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Nat Bhairav and Bhairavi by
Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli
Ragas Jog & Hameer, followed by Marathi natyageet, and a Bhairavi thumri by Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli
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Dr Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli

Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli, based at Abu Dhabi (UAE) is a professional vocalist trained in Hindustani Art Music. He is also an established music technologist and a musicologist.

Initiated into music at an age of 4 through his grandfather Late Phanindra Mohan Ganguli, he has continued his musical training since the age of 7 with vocal maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, first at his institution Shrutinandan and later as a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is a recipient of the President’s Award for winning the All India Radio National Competition (2011), ‘Scholarship to Young Artiste’ from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India (2010) and scholarships from the National Center for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India (2012). Kaustuv is also a visiting guru at the Malhaar school of performing arts in Dubai and has performed in several concerts sponsored by Emirates NBD and Petrochem Middle East.

Dr Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli

Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli, based at Abu Dhabi (UAE) is a professional vocalist trained in Hindustani Art Music. He is also an established music technologist and a musicologist.

Initiated into music at an age of 4 through his grandfather Late Phanindra Mohan Ganguli, he has continued his musical training since the age of 7 with vocal maestro Pt. Ajoy Chakrabarty, first at his institution Shrutinandan and later as a scholar at ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. He is a recipient of the President’s Award for winning the All India Radio National Competition (2011), ‘Scholarship to Young Artiste’ from the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India (2010) and scholarships from the National Center for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India (2012). Kaustuv is also a visiting guru at the Malhaar school of performing arts in Dubai and has performed in several concerts sponsored by Emirates NBD and Petrochem Middle East.

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Past Concerts and Achievements

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Carnatic Meets Hindustani With Dr Jyotsna Srikanth 
Paper Presentation at London
Concert in Abu Dhabi

Concert in Dubai

With Pt Shivkumar Sharma ji

Testimonials

Currently, Kaustuv works as an Associate Professor at Zayed University. His research interest includes artificial intelligence in music, with a focus on computational musicology.
Kaustuv has been performing in various cities of India as well as abroad since the age of 12 in prestigious concerts such as the Dover Lane Music Conference (Kolkata), Arohee, Gharana GenNext, Sur Sagar by Pancham Nishad, Suburban Music Circle (Mumbai), Art Music of India Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Swarmangesh, Serendipity Arts Festival (Goa), recently a series of online concerts, and a solo rendition produced by Shaale.

Apart from his active role as a professional vocalist, Dr. Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli has been engaged in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Sound Engineering, Audio and Speech Processing, Natural Language Processing, Music Performance and Musicology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Linguistics. Kaustuv held an administrative position at NYUAD as the Chair of the Postdoctoral Council Steering Committee (PCSC) and is a member of the Academic Strategy Task Force (ASTF), Research Kitchen on Heritage, Memory, and Mobility (HMM). Kaustuv has his startup ‘MuSeeing’ incubated at the StartAD entrepreneurship program.

Educational Background:

Kaustuv obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India with a best-thesis award entitled “A corpus-based approach to the computational modeling of melody in raga music”. He has more than 38 publications including high impact factor journals like JASA, JNMR and got more than 230 citations with h-index: 9, i10-index: 9. Prior to his PhD, Kaustuv secured the University Gold Medal for his undergraduate Bachelor of Technology degree in Instrumentation Engineering with a CGPA of 9.3/10.

Kaustuv has taught several courses in Engineering and Computer Science departments at IIT as well as co-supervised many undergraduate and master’s students and capstone projects. His courses stress fundamental concepts and encourage students to be able to ask novel questions. Some of the courses include Advance Topics in Signal Processing, Speech and Audio Coding, Automatic Speech Recognition, Music Technology, Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications, Advanced Musical Programming. Kaustuv delivers lectures on bridge courses between Music Program, Computer Science, and Engineering in the Sound and Music Computing major.

Kaustuv’s research has focused on engineering approaches to build computational models and artificial intelligence on non-Eurogenetic music repertoires. The models are not only suitable for better understanding, preservation, cataloging, and educational goals with the music but are also coherent with human perception and cognition. Kaustuv leads on the front of the computational science in the Music and Sound Cultures (MaSC) research lab where the aim is to study music from the region of the Arabian Gulf through an interdisciplinary understanding of the art and science of music. Some of the recent efforts have shown potential in automatic recognition of Maqam from audio melodies, finding ‘similar’ performances, and visualize an archive through an interactive interface in virtual reality (VR).