Passages

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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
A collaboration between an avant-garde modern classical composer and a traditional Indian/Hindi composer/performer seems as unlikely as ice hockey on the River Styx. However, Passages is a collaboration between Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar and it works quite well. Shankar's smooth style fits nicely with Glass' dissonant orchestrations. There is a great deal of technical data involved here. Both of these artists have long taken intellectual approaches to music. Thus, the liner notes are a bit heavy-handed. The music is brilliant. The symphony dominates the soundscapes, but Shankar's atmospheres are integral to the success of this project. This CD will appeal to fans of ...
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All Music Guide - Jim Brenholts
A collaboration between an avant-garde modern classical composer and a traditional Indian/Hindi composer/performer seems as unlikely as ice hockey on the River Styx. However, Passages is a collaboration between Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar and it works quite well. Shankar's smooth style fits nicely with Glass' dissonant orchestrations. There is a great deal of technical data involved here. Both of these artists have long taken intellectual approaches to music. Thus, the liner notes are a bit heavy-handed. The music is brilliant. The symphony dominates the soundscapes, but Shankar's atmospheres are integral to the success of this project. This CD will appeal to fans of John Cage, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/1990
  • Label: Rca Victor
  • UPC: 010058207429
  • Catalog Number: 2074

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Offering (9:40)
  2. 2 Sadhanipa (8:31)
  3. 3 Channels and Winds (7:56)
  4. 4 Ragas in Minor Scale (7:32)
  5. 5 Meetings Along the Edge (8:05)
  6. 6 Prashanti (13:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ravi Shankar Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Philip Glass Track Performer
Al Brown Viola
Jon Gibson Soprano Saxophone
Seymour Barab Cello
Barry Finclair Violin, Viola
Regis Iandiorio Violin
Karen Karlsrud Violin
Jack Kripl Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Regis Landiorio Violin
Beverly Lauridsen Cello
Batia Lieberman Cello
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
Richard Peck Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Lenny Pickett Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Alan Raph Trombone
Michael Riesman Piano, Conductor
Sergiu Schwartz Violin
Ron Sell French Horn
Shubho Shankar Sitar
Richard Sortomme Viola
Masako Yanagita Violin, Viola
Frederick Zlotkin Cello
Mayuki Fukuhara Violin
S.P. Balasubramaniam Vocals
Jean Gagne Voices
Ronu Mazumdar Flute
T. Srinivasan Mridamgam
Ashit Desai Conductor
Suresh Lalwani Conductor
Partha Sarathy Veena, Sarod
Peter Gordon French Horn
Abhiman Kaushal Tabla
Tim Baker Violin
Technical Credits
Philip Glass Producer
Ravi Shankar Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Blaise Dupuy Engineer
Rory Johnston Executive Producer
Kurt Munkasci Producer
Martin Perlich Liner Notes
T. Srinivasan Contributor, Drum Sounds
Melanie Penny Art Direction
Suresh Lalwani Arranger, Producer, Contributor, Orchestral Assistant
A.R. Swaminathan Engineer
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