Given the nature of your compositions I am sure that somewhere in your process of creation is a fair bit of research. If you are able, would you please share some of the resources you used while composing Sukla-krsne. I am a music teacher in Iowa and I will be teaching a music theory/composition class and was hoping to include a world music portion. Where did you draw inspiration from with Sukla-krysne in particular? Where there any musical bits you took from some traditional source?
Thank you for your time. Always a fan,
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I do a ton of research, yes. I honestly can't remember the particulars of Sukla Krsne, but I think I was reading up on the Hindu mythology and the major epics, found a version online, and started scanning it for usable texts. The nice thing about a lot of Sanskrit poetry is that it sets to music very well--it's very metrical, which lends itself to setting.
Oh, just remembered… I think I may have gotten the idea for a Sanskrit text after seeing the John Adams opera Doctor Atomic, where Oppenheimer has a whole aria based on a line from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am death, the destroyer of worlds…"
I just discovered your beautiful music. I am from Poland. I am very curious if you are familiar with Piotr Rubik. I think you have a lot in common. He is a Polish composer, perhaps a few years older than you. I am sure he know about you! Kasia KinesChristopher Tin responded on 01/06/2014 Next question
I don't know if this will ever reach you but I will make it count in case it does
I am a man of the world, and as such I embrace culture and humanity in a lot of different ways. One could say that I'm on a constant journey to learn about the world, but I guess that's something every human should strive for. When it comes to music, my taste travels with me around the globe, and I've always wondered, will there ever be a piece or collection of music that I will halt on, and say; "This is it. I have found my favorite music of all time"
The journey ended when I discovered Calling All Dawns. And I can not thank you enough for making it... the emotional bond I established with your music, is something I would never trade off. The recurring themes, the journeys, the different cultures, all comes together beautifully in this album.
Thank you. I wish this box would allow me to type more characters.
(And my question is; Will Sussan Deyhim come back? I loved her in Hamsafar)