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    Venus Square Mars is an audiophile quality one-point digital recording recorded in Harmony Hall, Matsumoto, Japan. March, 1993
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Venus Square Mars
creative music for the deep night

Quiet, relaxing and pensive, these tunes are improvised meditations using only bamboo flutes, ocarinas, oud and percussion, bringing to mind images of a misty black bamboo forrest under a full moon.

"Venus Square Mars" will haunt your spirit, stimulate your mind, and ultimately warm your heart once you surrender to its hermetic powers."

- Mike Ezzo, Exposé Magazine


released October 3, 2015

David Philipson: bansuri [north Indian bamboo flute], bansuri with paper membrane, Indian ocarinas.

Mark Nauseef: gongs and cymbals, Chinese drums, Sonor drums, Carl Orff mallet instruments, a 1964 Slingerland snare drum and a well oxidized 22" Zildjian cymbal.

with special guest Hamza El- Din: oud and tar

Cover art: "The Spirit of Amanita muscaria" © Janine Warmbier & Christian Rätsch



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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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