Tag Archives: western classical music

interview. (video)

Here is an interview I did with the Oral History of American Music at Yale, in March 2011:   Advertisements

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mozart in india.

Before leaving the US last August, I had the impression that I would come to India and immerse myself fully in its musical offerings, leaving behind all semblance of my life as a western classical musician for a year. So … Continue reading

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NewMusicBox article

The article I’ve been working on this past month for NewMusicBox, about the culture of Hindustani Classical Music, just went live! You can read it here. I have been an avid reader of NewMusicBox since I first decided I wanted … Continue reading

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two rings

In the summer of 1997, my parents took me to New York for a week long vacation. I was fourteen years old, and as we came out of the Lincoln Tunnel into midtown Manhattan, I thought, simply, ‚ÄúThis is it. … Continue reading

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Take THAT, Kinkos!

I knew that sometime this year I would have to face the inevitable chore of printing scores in India, and I was bracing myself for the worst. With the notable exception of CopyUSA, my favorite Manhattan copy haunt, almost my … Continue reading

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reverse reduction

There is one question I’ve been asked many times about my work: when I use Indian elements in my western concert music, how can I avoid making the Indian music sound like something more than a caricature of what Indian … Continue reading

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adventures in the library

Today was just one of those days where things clicked one degree further into place. This afternoon, I went to Delhi University’s Faculty of Music and Arts (in the states, this would be called DU’s School of Music) to meet … Continue reading

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