To me this reads like a 'who's who' list of movers and shakers in the world of bowed string jazz: former members' websites where you can obtain more information about their charts. -db Mark Summer (cello bass and drums, the one and only!) Darol Anger (originator of modern-day ’chop and groove’ bow techniques, for which TIQ is renown) Danny
By David Balakrishnan, string quartet. When my daughter Selena was very young, she had a series of nightmares she called her "Spider Dreams". She would come upstairs into our bedroom in the middle of the night, tell me these terrifying visions she had, then curl up at the foot of our bed and go to
Bears the textural and harmonic influence of the "ECM sound", typified by composers such as Keith Jarrett and Ralph Towner.
There is a wide range of stylistic ground covered in this through-composed, danceable string quartet.
Carnatic melodies, moving through a global village setting.
Afro Cuban cross-rhythm meets Gil Evans on the Iberian Plateau.
Bluegrass-jazz-classical, playful tongue in cheek scherzo.
Odd meter Kirtan chant, Hendrix chords cascading into Mendelssohn a la Marvin Gay.
By David Balakrishnan, string quartet. Interplay continues my lifelong search for ways to integrate various elements of the musical styles that I deeply love and with which I have intimate experience--European classical music, American musical genres like jazz, blues, rock, traditional American fiddle music, bluegrass, etc., and Indian classical music. This search continues to feed
By David Balakrishnan, string quartet. An Indian sanskrit word loosely translated as 'dignified sorrow', signifies the bittersweet feeling of longing that comes with the sense of separation from the divine. From Interplay, by David Balakrishnan Interplay continues my lifelong search for ways to integrate various elements of the musical styles that I deeply love and
By David Balakrishnan, string quartet. A vision of ancient sages, sitting in concentrated meditation for eons in the forest, suddenly erupting into wild Dionysian frenzy. From Interplay, by David Balakrishnan Interplay continues my lifelong search for ways to integrate various elements of the musical styles that I deeply love and with which I have intimate
By David Balakrishnan, string quartet. Another sanskrit word, means "non-attachment to the fruits of one's actions." This movement is the most developed, signifying the heroic struggle that would accompany attempting such a lofty goal. The piece ends in a question mark, to convey the idea that after establishing oneself in such a position, there is
Written in the days after the earthquake of '89 hit the San Francisco Bay Area, the whimsical Tremors calls forth the softer, more lyrical side of Turtle Island.
By David Balakrishnan, string orchestra. Anthem rock groove music for string orchestra, as heard on the album Skylife. 5-part orchestral arrangement: violin1, violin2, viola, cello, and bass. Length: 4:30
The second movement of David Balakrishnan's "Confetti Man" (first movement is Confetti Mind), off the new album, also called Confetti Man.
The first movement of David Balakrishnan's new work "Confetti Man," off the album of the same title.
2016 Grammy nominated composition! Purchase both movements of Confetti Man together (Confetti Mind and Guruvayoor) for a discount.
A new work by David Balakrishnan off Turtle Island Quartet's newest album "Confetti Man."