By David Balakrishnan, for string quartet. As heard on Have You Ever Been…?
Overall description of the four movements: “There is a wide range of stylistic ground covered in this music. Unlike Unlike many TIQ charts these four movements are almost completely through composed, due to the original version being intended for dance. It will therefore work well for both professional and reasonably skilled college/amateur string players who lack experience as improvisers, as the actual difficulty note wise is comparable to an early period Beethoven string quartet.” Length: 25:00. (to purchase individual movements separately, click on the respective title below)
Carnatic melodies, moving through a global village setting. Length: 9:30
Afro Cuban cross-rhythm meets Gil Evans on the Iberian Plateau. Length: 6:00
III. Monkey Business
Bluegrass-jazz-classical, playful tongue in cheek scherzo. Length: 3:45
Odd meter Kirtan chant, Hendrix chords cascading into Mendelssohn a la Marvin Gay. Length: 6:00