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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Eternal Favourite: Raga Darbari

I’m back again on my all time favourite raga, the king of the Indian Raga pantheon : The King of Ragas, The raga of Kings : Raga Darbari Darbari lends itself naturally to the sarod, with its deep introspective tone. There are many good compositions in Darbari, and I thought I’d showcase one particular one which is not heard publicly much nowadays, I’ve recorded – …

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