Writings About Music

Interviews with Indian Masters and Related Essays by Michael Robinson

Pandit Jasraj: The Perfect Notes

master of the gatra vina (vocalist)


Shivkumar Sharma: Spiritual High

master of the santoor


Zakir Hussain: The Instrument Is Alive

master of the tabla


Shivkumar Sharma: Painting With Mallets and Strings

master of the santoor


Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan: Weaving A Cosmic Rug

master of the shehnai


Finding Nazir: The Precious Generosity of Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy


Decoding A Bacchus from Bonn and A Visionary from Varanasi:

Ludwig von Beethoven, Ravi Shankar and Harihar Rao


Divine Influence: Anindo Chatterjee

master of the tabla


Charukeshi in Lahaina: An Evening with George Harrison


Indian Summer in Forests of Azure: Time & Thyme with Ray Manzarek


An Email From Ravi Shankar


In Memoriam Pandit Jasraj


Natural Music


546 Page and 59,329 Note Music Odyssey

(includes question answered by Hariprasad Chaurasia)


Ram Narayan

master of the sarangi


These writings have been used by Carnegie Hall and MIT publications, and for classes at UC Berkeley.

Michael Robinson is a Los-Angeles based composer and writer (musicologist) who has been a lecturer at UCLA, Bard College and California State University.