Puriya Dhanashri by Michael Robinson

- Amanda MacBlane, NewMusicBox

With his most recent works, Puriya Dhanashri and the three-CD set Bhimpalasi, Michael Robinson fuses raga music with traditional Western orchestral instruments and computer-generated sounds. As if this weren't original enough, each recording comes with a one-of-a-kind cover made from paper imported from Japan and India.

SoundTracks: April 2002

Puriya Dhanashri - MICHAEL ROBINSON

This recording consists of a single hour-long piece that explores raga form. It is Los Angeles-based composer Michael Robinson’s musical personification of India. Robinson centers the piece around the clarinet tuned to an Indian scale and surrounded by a gentle maelstrom of electronically-created sounds and drumbeats.

Michael Robinson - computer programming

- Amanda MacBlane, April 2002, NewMusicBox