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 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 me, to challenge me, and to define the boundaries of my vision while providing tantalizing glimpses of seemingly endless possibilities that lie just over the horizon.