Cover art is hand silkscreened paper from Japan
1. Hansadhvani (2009) 38.20
meruvina: piano, Indian bells, rotating drum, rainstick, synthesizer, 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.
Hansadhvani, a janya raga belonging to Dhirasankarabharanam mela, has a deep emotional connection for me established mostly through a recording by Shivkumar Sharma, and my viewings of two swans that live in a protected place here in Los Angeles. It is a pentatonic raga that is beyond beautiful, with origins rooted in the voice of the swan. My instincts tell me that the raga also depicts the undulating shape of a swan's body.