Patdeep- an afternoon poem

I recently performed the sweet melodiic raga Patdeep (Patdip) at a concert in Brisbane. A beautiful afternoon raga, it reminded me of many poems and musical compositions in this lesser heard raga Often considered a “smaller” or “limited” raga, Patdeep is never the less a beautiful haunting melody worthy of detailed exploration. So here is a page on this raga Patdeep- an afternoon poem

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Raga Pilu- Some old compositions

After an extended break, here is a video of various compositions in Raga Pilu (Piloo) that I recently had the opportunity to play: Pilu, like Bhairavi, is an evergreen raga, and brings together the joy and sadness of love in its mood… Pilu is used in a variety of “thumris” – semi classical compositions which sing about the waiting for one’s true love… with hope …

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Jugalbandi

I performed with Nicolas Buff (Saxophone) and Pandurang Torvi (tabla) at the Temple in Melbourne. We played Raga Gorakh Kalyan in Jhaptaal (10 beats) and Teentaal (16 beats) We had no time to meet and practice, so resorted to sending each other sound clippings recorded on the phone ! The composition below is originally from sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadeb Dasgupta as communicated by his senior …

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New compositions: the art of mulling over things

At a recent concert by a visiting vocalist  (Shri Kuljit Singh Sangar), he sang a fast 16 beat composition in Bageshri. I heard it and then went about my own business, but the composition stayed with me mentally. A few days later, I was able to take the gist of the composition and translate it to the sarod.  I initially thought I’d come up with …

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Excerpts from a recent concert

First post for 2016… have been away for some time .. Here’s a post from a recent concert….raw audio/video… The setting was in a private residence in a beautiful part of Melbourne called Eltham… and it had a resident peacock which kept calling out at times.. I have added some description of the content sequence in the Youtube video notes…

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