Meditations for Bansuri

by David Philipson - bansuri bamboo flute

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North Indian classical music for bansuri (bamboo flute), with Abhiman Kaushal accompanying on tabla.

Raga Gor Saraang - The popular afternoon Raga evokes moods of peace and joy. [vilambit ektal (slow 12 beat cycle), drut teental (fast 16 beat cycle)].

Mishra Piloo Thumri - Romantic moods in the light classical style. [adha / laagi].

Bhatiali Dhun (bonus track) - based on the boatmen's song from East Bengal.

Recorded Live at The Ravi Shankar Music Circle
Herrick Chapel, Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA 1.25.97

My humble tribute to the music and genius of the late Pt. Pannalal Ghosh.

A multitude of thanks to Nityanand, Abhiman, Jan, Harihar, Paula, everyone at the Music Circle, Lakshmiji, Gra, Sylvie, all of my teachers, my folks and all of my friends.


released June 12, 2015

David Philipson - Bansuri
Abhiman Kaushal - Tabla
Don Kirby - Tanpura



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David Philipson Los Angeles, California

David Philipson began studying Indian classical music in 1978 at CalArts. In 1984 he was awarded a Fulbright grant to study in India with the leading exponents of Pt. Pannalal Ghosh lineage of bansuri performance; V.G. Karnad, Devendra Murdeshwar and Nityanand Haldipur.

"On bansuri was David Philipson, the West's foremost exponent of this ancient instrument."
Greg Burk - LA Weekly
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