Home » Musicians » Discography » Darbari Kanada

Darbari Kanada

Darbari Kanada by Michael Robinson
buy album

Michael Robinson

Label: Azure Miles Records
Released: 2006
Duration: 01:01:04
Views: 121

Track Listing

1. Darbari Kanada


Personnel

Michael Robinson
electronics

Album Description

My composition begins with wind bells performing a glissando inspired by the Indian swaramandala. This wash of sound is followed by the entrance of two tanpura drones, after which the clarinet, echoed by a rain stick, intones the alap. The harpsichord performs the jor, and the trumpet appears for the jhala. During a pause by the trumpet, a brightly colored Indonesian gamelan bell presents another view of the opening glissando using two different timbres, one open and the other masked. The first gat introduces the Indonesian skin drum composite together with the clarinet. The second gat welcomes the Indian drum composite along with a jugalbandi of harpsichord and trumpet. In a format familiar to Carnatic music, Darbari Kanada’s concluding gat features pure percussion, with the Indonesian and Indian composite drums weaving independent yet confluent polyrhythms. Just as the drums have finished, the shimmering wind bells return, imparting an air of mystery and passion in ascent.


Tags

Album uploaded by Michael Robinson

Watch


Post a comment about this album

Shop Amazon

Album Reviews

Inventions
Phil Parisot
Mabern Plays Coltrane
Harold Mabern
The Chicago Symphonies
Wadada Leo Smith's Great Lakes Quartet
Tributaries
Jack Cooper & Jeff Tobias
Boomslang
Halley-Clucas-Reed-Halley
Mountain Melody
Mulo Francel

Song of the Day

Erlebnis 5
Noam Lemish
Cancion de Amor
Antonio Flinta
Maureen
Karen Marguth

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.