An original score for an singular artist.

Ramachandra Borcar Credit: susan moss

Ramachandra Borcar / The Score

Ramachandra Borcar Credit: Susan Moss
Ramachandra Borcar Credit: Susan Moss

Ramachandra Borcar is a Montreal-born musician and composer of mixed Indian and Danish background. He is also known under the monikers Ramasutra and DJ Ram. His extensive musical career includes work as a film composer, arranger, orchestrator, performer, studio producer and ethnomusicologist. After studying classical composition, orchestration and electro-acoustic music at McGill University, he went on to create scores for film, television, documentaries, commercials and the theatre. 

He drew inspiration for his score from the philosophy and approach behind some of David Hammons’ works. His score combines modal jazz, a variety of African musical instruments and styles, and a rhythm section made up found objects. In doing so brought together a roster of legendary musicians who’s paths have all travelled across the Afro-jazz landscape including Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet), Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Idris Ackamoor (The Pyramids) and Umar Bin Hassan (The Last Poets).

Original soundtrack to be released on vinyl worldwide.

Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets reading Steve Cannon’s poem for David Hammons: Rousing The Rubble exhibit @ PS1 (1990-91). Credit: Rashad StClair
Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets - credit: Rashad StClair
Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets reading Steve Cannon’s poem for David Hammons: Rousing The Rubble exhibit @ PS1 (1990-91). Credit: Rashad StClair
Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets reading Steve Cannon’s poem for David Hammons: Rousing The Rubble exhibit @ PS1 (1990-91). Credit: Rashad StClair
Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets reading Steve Cannon’s poem for David Hammons: Rousing The Rubble exhibit @ PS1 (1990-91). Credit: Rashad StClair