Raga & Raj

1 CD - East Meets West EMWM 1011
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Barry Phillips, Linda Burman-Hall, Lux Musica Ensemble
original title: Barry Phillips, Linda Burman-Hall and Lux Musica Ensemble: Raga and Raj

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  • Celebrating Ravi Shankar's life and musical legacy of East-meets-West cultural exchange, Barry Phillips, Linda Burman-Hall and the Lux Musica Ensemble (with guest Debopriyo Sarkar) present a selection of daring, experimental compositions that reflect and re-imagine the musical encounters between North India and British traditions during the late 1780s. Though very different creative languages - Indian music communicates emotion through pitch nuance and elaborate metric foundations, whereas European music relies on simpler meters and melodies in order to convey emotion through harmonic progressions - these two traditions have diversified each other significantly ever since the British Raj, with results that are as complicated as they are beautiful.
  • Barry Phillips
    Linda Burman-Hall
    Lux Musica Ensemble


  • 1 CD
    upc/ean. 666449828522
    ref. EMWM 1011
    release date. 2013-10-08