Writings about Music
Another Direction For Jazz
Another direction for jazz favors introducing a new instrument, the Meruvina, reflecting the zeitgeist of our time, and the concept of anahata nada in both jazz and music itself. Given my background, I feel my music relates both to jazz and new-music, the latter term referring to the tradition of Western composition such as Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Nancarrow, etc. While the influence of Indian classical music is equally strong and essential for my music, I do not consider myself an Indian classical musician, but rather, an American composer who also creates his own performances.
- Michael Robinson, March 2020, Los Angeles
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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist)