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by Sund Shashank Phalgun

This is Indian classical music, but not traditional as such - this musical meeting between Danish guitarist John Sund and Indian flute maestro; Shashank and percussionist Phalgun will bring you intense, atmospheric, emotional & virtuoso music! For fans of John Sund
Genre: World: Indian Classical
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1. Ahir Bhairev
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2. Folk Song
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3. Seven
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4. Duette
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5. A First Impression
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About this work: This recording is the outcome of a cooperation between Danish guitarist John Sund and the two South Indian musicians, Shashank Subramanyam (bansuri/bamboo flute) and Phalgun Parupalli (mridangam, kanjira/percussion). The result, which is best described as a musical meeting between cultures – although focused on Indian music, has become none the less that an atmospheric and intense presentation. The musicians long-life experience makes them at ease and allows them to freely interact, toying and juggling with the notes as they go along, almost without limit. We are hearing everything from very soft and meditative tones, to emotional solo-outbursts, to energetic rhythmic expression. For those who already are familiar with Indian music, you will get a different and fresh approach, and for those who may have found Indian music too foreign, the chance has arrived to give it another welcoming try.
Short biographies John Sund made his debut at the age of 18 together with the Danish Radio Big Band, led by trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg. He received, as one of the first non-classical musicians, Jacob Gade's Grant and has worked with numerous of artists and been involved in many different projects, such as: Danish Radio Workshop Group/Palle Mikkelborg, Lelo Nika, Ganesh & Kumaresh, Bo Stief, Thomas Clausen, Creme Fraiche, Moussa Diallo, Miriam Mursal and Vincent Nilsson and have moreover toured in most parts of the world.
Maestro Shashank Subramanyam stormed into the music-world at the age of seven and is recognised as the most distinguished representative of the bamboo flute in South India. He was the youngest musician to have been invited by The Music Academy, Chennai to perform the senior most slot of The Music Academy, (often performed by Legends of Indian Classical Music), at the age of 12 - a record yet to be broken in the history of South Indian Music. He has worked and recorded with such luminaries as Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan and John McLaughlin. He received a Grammy nomination in 2009 and has over 50 CDs and several DVDs to his credit.
Phalgun Parupalli is among the finest young and dynamic percussion talents of South Indian music. He has accompanied many of the leading musicians in Karnatic music, and have played and recorded together with Shashank on several occasions.


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Collaboration between Denmark and India
In 2011, he released a wonderful CD, The open road. It was a musical journey throughout India, the Balkan lands and Europe - with musicians from the mentioned regions and with a fantastic sense of direction and genuineness. Sund has always had an awe-inspiring technique, which he conducts in the name of music.

This release has been created in collaboration with the South Indian musicians, Shashank Subramanyam and Phalgun Parupalli. Sometimes you sense a meditative Indian feeling, where the music almost imperceptibly evolves; and sometimes a breathtaking interaction sounding as if the three of them have never done anything but play together; and yet at other times the musicians venture to daring heights, where they challenge each other in a beautifully ornamented collaboration between Denmark and India.