OTHER: Excursions outside the realm of Dance. From Mystical India's South Asian neo-classicism and Alafia Axe's Afro-Brazilian polyrhythmic intricasies to New Music explorations of Die Aussenseiter.

Die Aussensiter: [Live recording]- Improvised New Music explorations with Composers Tom Kanthak on Handsonic/Synthesizer, Michelle Kinney on Cello and Self on Organ.

© 2003. Gnanaratnam | Kanthak | Kinney.  MN. USA.

Alafia Axe: [Live recording]- With Khalid Saleem, former Director of Music, Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble on Kalimba, Self on Talking Drum, a variable pitch drum of West African origin.
My work in Clyde Morgan's Alafia Axe gave me a platform to continue my explorations in African and Afro Brazilian Music.

© 1995. Gnanaratnam | Saleem. NY. USA.

Mystical India: [Live recording]- With Riad Abdulsalam on Tabla, Self on 12 string Acoustic/Electric Guitar. 
Experiments in Neo-Classicism in the South Asian Tradition. The use of the Sitar in western music, primarily since the counter culture movement of the 60's, has always fascinated me. From 1989-1994, with Tabla player Riad Abdulsalam, I explored south asian classical forms utilizing a 12 string guitar with appropriate live signal processing to achieve the tonal qualities of a Sitar/Sarod.

© 1993. Abdulsalam | Gnanaratnam. NY. USA

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