Writings About Music

Interviews with Indian Masters and Related Essays by Michael Robinson


Pandit Jasraj: The Perfect Notes

master of the gatra vina (vocalist)

 

Shivkumar Sharma: Spiritual High

master of the santoor

 

Zakir Hussain: The Instrument Is Alive

master of the tabla

 

Shivkumar Sharma: Painting With Mallets and Strings

master of the santoor

 

Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan: Weaving A Cosmic Rug

master of the shehnai

 

Finding Nazir: The Precious Generosity of Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy

 

Decoding A Bacchus from Bonn and A Visionary from Varanasi:

Ludwig von Beethoven, Ravi Shankar and Harihar Rao

 

Divine Influence: Anindo Chatterjee

master of the tabla

 

Charukeshi in Lahaina: An Evening with George Harrison

 

Indian Summer in Forests of Azure: Time & Thyme with Ray Manzarek

 

An Email From Ravi Shankar

 

In Memoriam Pandit Jasraj

 

Natural Music

 

546 Page and 59,329 Note Music Odyssey

(includes question answered by Hariprasad Chaurasia)

 

Ram Narayan

master of the sarangi

 

These writings have been used by Carnegie Hall and MIT publications, and for classes at UC Berkeley.

Michael Robinson is a Los-Angeles based composer and writer (musicologist) who has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University.