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).