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: 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

 

Charukeshi in Lahaina: An Evening with George Harrison

 

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

 

These writings are used by Carnegie Hall and MIT publications and for classes at UC Berkeley.



Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).