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Offline epicous

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Indian-born composers
« on: May 03, 2009, 08:05:52 AM »
Indian-born composers are people emigrated to western countries. In their country of residence they have adequate training and performance opportunities.

Naresh Sohal, British Indian-born composer.
Param Vir, British Indian-born composer.
Sandee Bhagwati, German Indian-born composer.

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Mark G. Simon

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Re: Indian-born composers
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 08:38:58 AM »
so what does their music sound like?

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Re: Indian-born composers
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 08:58:54 AM »
Their music sound like art film music of surrealist and experimental cinema.

snyprrr

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Re: Indian-born composers
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 11:18:25 PM »
Sohal is claimed to be the first modern Indian composer of note? I'm curious about your description of the music, because Sohal has a string quartet named "Chirascuro II", so I do imagine it as art house movie music. It was written in the late 70s and the Arditti have it on their repertoire page. No sightings of Sohal on Amazon.

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Re: Indian-born composers
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 03:03:47 AM »
Indigenous Indian music has such a rich tradition, maybe that is why there have not been many Indian composers to plunge into the Western tradition.

And then, there's Bollywood . . . .

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Re: Indian-born composers
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 04:33:29 AM »
And then, there's Bollywood . . . .

Actually, there is a 'wood for almost every major film-producing region/state of the country. ;D
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Re: Indian-born composers
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 10:52:05 PM »
That whole Nimbus series really dispels the need, not to mention how many Western composers have utilitzed India's unique sound (if a country ever had a musical stereotype) to such personal ends. Anyone have a good example? I'm thinking of a British composer, but don't know who. Perhaps the best known avant garde Indian composer is Scelsi! or John Coltrane?

Is Xenakis' percussion music somewhat influenced by Indian tabla playing? eh, I don't know bout that...

Isn't there another Indian thread around here?

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 11:01:23 PM »
Regards,
Navneeth