about  us  


The Karnatic Lab began in 1999 as a concert series to tryout our experiments with incorporating Carnatic music into our new jazz and contemporary classical music. From there we quickly broadened our work palette to experimental music in the classical, jazz, improvised and non-western idioms and opened up the series to other musicians. After 12 years, more than 350 musicians have performed at the Karnatic Lab and it has become an important part of Amsterdam's experimental music scene. Since 2005, we have also run the CD label Karnatic Lab Records.

Directors/curators: Gijs Levelt and Ned McGowan
Assistant: Susanna Borsch
Finances: Ernestien Lammen