Music Alive for Wednesday 29 May 2019
Western art music meets traditional Indian music face to face.
Classical Indian music is one of the few historical-grown traditions worldwide that have not been influenced by Western or other traditions. The curators of this concert looked for pieces that made an effort to combine the two traditions, like for example the Western minimal music, especially Philip Glass, and second, they decided to develop new pieces.
Two utterly different music cultures merge here in a programme you won't hear anywhere else. This productive dialogue between the classical art music of India and of the Occident climaxes in a work commissioned by Deutsche Welle.
Rakesh Chaurasia (bansuri), Bernhard Schimpelsberger (percussion), SPLASH – Percussion North Rhine-Westphalia, Taal Yogi Ashram & Nad-Roop Percussion Ensemble, National Youth Orchestra of Germany, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Government Chorus of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR/Leslie Suganandarajah, Lalwani Suresh, Ashit Desai
Recorded at the World Conference Centre, Bonn (Deutsche Welle)