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Thursday, October 18th

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TM Krishna, Raga Hamir Kalyani, live, 2017

 

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Heaven does not change her blue.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 167 (Franklin)

Monday, October 15th

sounds of India

Yesterday he sang at the University of Chicago (Logan Center), accompanied by violin, drums (mridangam), and drone instrument (tamboura). He performed for over two hours without intermission, singing not a word of English. Sailing these unfamiliar seas was, for me, heavenly.

TM Krishna (vocals) featuring Vikku Vinayakram (ghatam), Raga Begada, live, India (Mumbai), 2018

 

Wednesday, July 18th

sounds of India

Nina Burmi (vocals), Ramesh Mishra (sarangi), Sanju Sahai (tabla), live, London, 2006

 

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Who never lost, are unprepared
A Coronet to find!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 136 (Franklin)

Tuesday, July 17th

sounds of India

Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938-, bansuri), Raag Hansadhwani, live

 

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I’m not lonely
because I have secrets;

I’m lonely because words
can’t bring the past into the present

(which amounts to the same thing).

—Rae Armantrout, from “Pretty Little” (London Review of Books, 7/19/18)

Monday, July 16th

sounds of India

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986, sitar), Zakir Hussain (1951-, tabla), live (Raag Shyam Kedar, Raag Pilu), San Francisco, 1985

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, June 28th

sounds of all over

Kiran Ahluwalia, Souad Massi, live (studio), Seattle, 2018

 

Monday, December 11th

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Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986), sitar (with Zakir Hussain [1951-; tabla], et al.), Raag Shyam Kedar, Raag Pilu, live, San Francisco, 1985

 

Saturday, December 9th

sounds of India

That Which Colors the Mind (documentary on sitarist Nikhil Banerjee, 1931-1986; work in progress), excerpt

 

Tuesday, December 27th

After all the holiday bustle, how about something that begins slowly, quietly?

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986), sitar (with Zakir Hussain [1951-; tabla], et al.), Raag Shyam Kedar, Raag Pilu, live, San Francisco, 1985


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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Agnes Martin (1912-2004), Untitled #12 (detail), 1977

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Saturday, December 17th

sounds of India

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986), sitar, Raag Darbari (Alap), Raag Hemant (Gat), live (Dover Lane Music Conference), India (Kolkata), 1986


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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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