Azure Miles Records ~ The Music of Michael Robinson
Cover at is silkscreened paper from Japan
1. Bhairavi (2009) 44.52
Meruvina: piano, harpsichord, tabla, dholak, dhol, claves, ganza, cabasa, Indian bells, tanpura
All music composed and programmed by Michael Robinson for performance and recording in real time without any overdubbing or added parts.
Recorded and Mastered by Catharine Wood at the Planetwood Productions studio in Eagle Rock (Los Angeles), California.
Musicians are welcome to perform this composition with acoustic and/or electronic instruments.
intention for this composition was to base it on Hanumattodi mela from Karnatic
music, but similar to the situation with my previous CD, Bhairava, I could not
help being drawn into Bhairavi, which shares the same swaras as Hanumattodi.
While I was working on the realization phase of Bhairavi, I had the idea one
evening to add a Latin-inspired rhythmic ostinato to the piece. This figure
is played by claves, ganza and cabasa, respectively, in the three gats. Tabla, dholak and dhol bols are used to form a composite drum that plays through-composed music.
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