Thursday, March 17, 2016

Carnatic music/jazz fusion

Yes, I know I haven't blogged for ages.  I've been busy with several significant musical undertakings including a massive project of arranging traditional Carnatic (South Indian Classical) compositions for my student ensemble, Narwhal. I've also been writing a whole pile of arrangements of Len Aruliah's music for Narwhal and for Capilano University C Band.
Some of the Carnatic/jazz fusion stuff was performed and recorded Feb. 24 and will be performed again on April 13 at the Blueshore theatre.  Len's music will be performed by C Band this Saturday, March 19, at Moberly Community Centre at 1:15pm and again at the Blueshore Theatre on March 30.

Here are some video recordings of the Carnatic material.  My students did a great job and we were very fortunate to have some wonderful guest musicians perform with us. More video to come soon.