Music Program Presents
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Michael Robinson: Guest Artist Composer and Musicologist
Talks about his music: "Meruvina: Composition and Performance Coalesce”Michael Robinson is a composer and musicologist whose meditative music draws heavily on traditions of jazz and Indian raga. He studied Indian classical music with Harihar Rao (Ravi Shankar’s senior disciple), Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy, Kala Ramnath and Pandit Jasraj, and jazz improvisation with bebop saxophonist Lee Konitz.He programs a combination of software and hardware named the meruvina,
capable of unconventional tunings. "My music is intended for close, even meditational listening, with elements of both adbhuta rasa (wonderment, exhilaration) and shanta rasa (tranquility),” he writes. “Daedal aural constellations spring from a passion for meticulously fired musical elements born from my evolving thought processes and temperament.” "Robinson's sense of timing, phrasing, form, and flow guide listeners toward his alternative vision. His music has the clarity and ingenuousness of Chinese brush painting, some of the hard geometric edginess of Kandinsky, and a detached, ethereal, and abstract quality that nonetheless seems bound to the tight forms found in some abstract Expressionist paintings." - Keyboard
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Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Blum N217