Category: Music Blog

‘TERRA INCOGNITA’ My first CD recording, 1990 Munich.

2020 will be the thirtieth anniversary of my first-ever CD: Terra Incognita – ‘No Goal But the Path’.  Here are extracts from my diaries of the time. As background I should explain that with my German partner Rasamaya, I had flown into Munich in early...

The Sarod

The sarod is a Hindustani classical instrument (often said to be the ‘male’ to the sitar’s ‘female’), which has its roots in the Afghan rabab. In the 19th century the rabab was put through an Indian transformation: its gut strings replaced with steel; its wooden...

My first-ever Live Concerts in UK

A sell-out concert at Assbburton Arts and another at Malvern Cube just completed. We covered thirty years of my recording history, from early Indian Classical, through East-West fusion, new songs I composed in New Zealand last year and some guest performances from band members (and...

TWENTY YEARS WITH NEW EARTH RECORDS

WE MADE A POST OUT OF THIS IN THE CATEGORY ‘MUSIC’ It will soon be my 20th anniversary with New Earth Records and, as they are releasing my first ever compilation CD ‘Land of the Buddhas’, I feel it is time to have a glance...

YOGA ON SACRED GROUND re-release 2018

Yoga On Sacred Ground is a cornucopia of stories, both musical and human. First released in 2001 on New Earth Records, it was a pioneer of what has today become the well-populated genre of music for yoga. I made this CD during 1999-2000, while living...

Recording the CD ‘Natures Way’ 1995 Hamburg.

The first four months of the year spent in Pune has seen more than half a dozen songs suddenly pop out of me as if from nowhere. My girlfriend, Sadhu, who has written the lyrics for three of them, untrained as she is, wants to...

CONCERT FOR INDIA’S ENVIRONMENT, Pune, India, Jan 2004

Creating the “Concert for India’s Environment”, Pune, India. 3rd Jan 2004 Two Key Meetings The concert was the result of two extraordinary meetings. The first, early in 2001, was with Dr Erach Bharucha, surgeon, photographer, author, environmentalist and Director of the Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Institute of...