Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/13

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Subject: [Leica] Indian music examples
From: pswango at (Phil Swango)
Date: Thu Dec 13 09:19:40 2007

J. Govindaraj wrote:
What I mean is that because Indian classical is all modal, and your ear is
attuned to it, later Coltrane, Ornette or even someone like Albert Ayler
become quite enjoyable

A lot of the time I think Ayler was expressing himself through timbre more
than harmony or melody.  He once called his own music "energy music", as
distinguished from Trane's "space bebop" (Ayler's term).  "Primal scream"
would get pretty close to the idea. ;-)

There's a new film (2007) about him called "My Name is Albert Ayler."  I saw
it last week and liked it.  More here:

Also, I have a question.  Years ago I had a record of a South Indian singer
named N.V. Narayanaswamy on the Nonesuch label.  Do you know of him, and if
so, would that be an example of Carnatic music?  I remember that I liked it
a lot.

Phil Swango
307 Aliso Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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