New Music World feature

CDs

 

Michael Robinson

Azure Miles Records

September 2017

Azure Miles Records was formed to present the changing seasons of my music. The name of my company is after Yeats, "Maybe in some isle of isles, In the South Sea's azure miles...” and I now have a catalog of 108 albums. The cover art for each album uses hand silkscreen and hand woodblock printed papers from Japan, India, Nepal and Thailand. I choose the silkscreen design to reflect and enhance the music.

In my compositions and performances, I try to present a musical language in a form and feeling inspired by American, South Asian and European traditions. I program my meruvina, a combination of software and hardware that I use as my instrument, and I play fully notated scores in real time, voicing each work with tone colors and tunings of acoustic instruments from myriad world cultures.

My music is influenced by ragas, which lend themselves to new manifestations in both content and sound, along with jazz, Western classical, rock and pop. I compose for close, even meditational, listening on both intellectual and spiritual planes, including elements of adbhuta rasa (wonderment, exhilaration) and shanta rasa (tranquility). 

 

Nagamani

 

Mian Ki Malhar

 

Lilac Dawn

 

Kaunsi Kanada

 

Kamavardhani

 

Hummingbird Canyon

 

Fire Monkey

 

Darbari Kanada

 

Bhimpalasi

 

Availability

For Azure Miles Records website go here 

For Bandcamp go here 

 

About New Music World

We're a global information center for new music events, including concerts, conferences, publications (CDs, books, apps ...), and ongoing installations.

New Music World, a leading, splendid website based in NYC, was led by Joel Chadabe before going offline in 2019.