Sunday, March 29, 2009

India's guitarist

What is Prasanna, India's guitar genius doing these days? India's leading exponent of carnatic, carnatic-fusion, and several other musical genre has been mostly touring, so for the time being, we have to made do with YouTube. In between, he's scored the music for the 2009 Oscar-winning short-subject documentary 'Pinki'. While he's collaborated with several music directors (notably Ilayaraja), his long association with AR Rehman has been particularly great for carnatic-fusion aficionados, starting with the acoustic solo piece in 'Pudhiya Mugham'. Interestingly, this was among the first Indian movie-music CDs ever released, heralding the AR Rehman digital era). Another movie favorite is the strings in the title song of 'Kandukonden-Kandukonden'. Apparently, his 'Electric Ganesha Land' marked the first production release out of Rehman's new studio in Chennai. Looking forward to continued collaboration between these two great musicians.

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