Amelia Cuni ‎– Sings Dhrupad Cd with 16 pages booklet.

from ALIO DIE

Master of dhrupad traditional indian chant, present an exceptional performance live in Bombay.

On this recording, Amelia Cuni presents two ragas, both of which, according to the time-theory of Indian music, are prescribed for early morning performance, and are associated with a devotional mood. They form a part of Amelia's single most brilliant concert appearance in India, which catapulted her into celebrity status.

The performance was recorded live at the Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre in Bombay (January26,1995). This institution invites performances with utmost discernment, makes the most stringent demands on their musicianship, evaluates concerts astutely,and rewards the worthy with recognition like none other.

Ms.Cuni is recognised today as the finest non-Indian exponent of vocal music in the mideaval Dhrupad style, and probably the only significant Dhrupad vocalist amongst women anywhere. Ms. Cuni's achievement is exceptional because of her command over all the departments of the art form -- the grammar of the Raga melodic structures, the rhythmic disciplines, sensitivity to the literary content of the poetic form,and the distinctive technique of voice production with its demands on breath-control, lung-power, and tonal precision. This recording also establishes Ms. Cuni as a highly original musician. She has integrated her training with maestros from three different stylistic traditions of Dhrupad music into a refreshing and distinctive esthetic experience. Its originality lies in its spacious melodic vision, the absence of obvious masculinity which characterises traditional Dhrupad, and its subtle, though astute, handling of rhythmic intricacies. Ms. Cuni's music is intellectually subtle, grammatically sound, and structurally orthodox. But, a great deal of her music's appeal rests on the resplendent luminosity of her voice, and the emotional intensity with which she charges her renditions. For, in the ultimate analysis, all art must liberate grammar in order to become emotionally irresistible.

Tracks:

01 Alap Raga Shuddha Todi
02 Chautal Raga Shuddha Todi
03 Dhamar Raga Shuddha Todi
04 Alap Raga Nat-Bhairav
05 Chautal Raga Nat-Bhairav

Amelia Cuni : Vocals, Tampura
Ravishankar Upadhyay : Pakhawaj
Marianne Svasek : Tampura

Recorded Live at the Dadar Matunga Cultural Centre in Bombay
on the 26th of January, 1995 by Rajiv Deshpande.
Mixed by Amelia Cuni and Stefano Musso on Pro-tools, December 1998.
The CD was reprint on the Navras Record, London in November 2000.

ABOUT DHRUPAD

The term Dhrupad (Dhruva = immutable/ fixed + Pada = Hymn/ verse) refers to a style of presenting Raga based music which dominated Hindustani (North Indian)classical music between the 15th and the 18th centuries. Dhrupad has its origins in an unbroken musical tradition going back to the pre-Christian era. The tradition has, over the millenia, shaped two distinct streams: the originaldevotional form, "Haveli Sangeet" (the Dhrupad of the temples) and its later manifestation, Darbari Dhrupad (The Dhrupad of RoyalCourts) which is the performing art. In its present form, Darbari Dhrupad, the performing art, is an offshoot of "Prababdha Gana" (Prabandha = organisation/structure, "Gana" = song/singing), which enjoyed great popularity between the 11th and 13th centuries. The Golden Age of Dhrupad commenced when the Mughal Emperor Akbar (Reign:1542-1605),invited the legendary musician, Mian Tansen, to to be one of the "Navratnas"(Nav= Nine, Ratna=gem) at the Imperial Court.

ships out within 3 days
Purchasable with gift card

  €12 EUR or more 

 

More merch from ALIO DIE

  1. Empathy Fusion – Limited edition 2xCD digipack Empathy fusion + Transience merger
    ALIO DIE ~

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €20 EUR

  2. Cosmic museum – Limited Edition Compact Disc.
    AGLAIA

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €16 EUR

  3. Quantum Consciousness – Limited Edition Compact Disc
    FIVE THOUSAND SPIRITS

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €14 EUR

  4. Aglaia Archives unreleased ~ Box 1 Evidence of beauty

    €75 EUR

  5. Eleusian sources – Limited Edition Compact Disc.
    ALIO DIE ~

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €16 EUR

  6. The Garland of Dissolution – Limited Edition Compact Disc.
    Alio Die ≈ Remco Helbers

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €16 EUR

  7. T-shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    €10 EUR

  8. Transience merger – Coming again soon..: Limited edition 2xCD digipack Empathy fusion + Transience merger
    ALIO DIE ~

    Compact Disc (CD)

    Sold Out

  9. Seren Ffordd + Oöphoi ‎– The Martian Chronicles ~ Limited edition compact disc

    €15 EUR

  10. Pack of 9 CDS Alio Die and Hic Sunt Leones

    €55 EUR

  11. Oophoi ‎– An Aerial View Cd digipack

    €14 EUR

  12. Hidden – Limited Edition Compact Disc
    BUSSO DE LA LUNE

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €14 EUR

  13. Cosmospir – Limited edition CD Last copies from Ltd print of 300 copies.
    INDIA CZAJKOWSKA

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €14.50 EUR

  14. End of an Era – Limited Edition Compact Disc
    ALIO DIE & LUCIANO DAINI

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €14 EUR

  15. Bill Laswell ‎– City Of Light ~ Label: Infinite Fog Productions ‎– IF-69 Formato: Digipack CD, Album.

    €15.50 EUR

  16. Coil Presents Black Light District ‎– A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room Etichetta: Infinite Fog Productions ‎– IF-87 CD, Album Russia

    €15.50 EUR

  17. Lisa Gerrard - Marcello De Francisci ‎– Departum ~ CD, Album, Digipak Infinite Fog Productions ‎– IF-84

    €16 EUR

  18. La Monte Young & Theatre of Eternal Music ~ Raag Bhairava CD

    €16 EUR

  19. Cye Wood And Lisa Gerrard ‎– The Trail Of Genghis Khan CD

    €16 EUR

  20. KLAUS WIESE ~ Monsoon CD Last stock copies of legendary album from 1996 on Totem records!

    €22 EUR

  21. Oophoi‎– Dreams Part Two ~ LTD Cd album - Last copies from Russian edition of 2006, including 4 cards!

    €14 EUR

  22. Oophoi ‎– Dreams Part One ~ LTD Cd album - Last copies from Russian edition of 2006, including 4 cards!

    €14 EUR

  23. Oophoi ‎– Dreams Part Three ~ LTD Cd album - Last copies from Russian edition of 2006, including 4 cards!

    €14 EUR

  24. Aqua Planing – Limited Edition Compact Disc
    Werner Durand & Alio Die

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €14 EUR

  25. Le Litanie di Râ – Limited Edition Compact Disc, 300 copies
    Alberto Ezzu Lux Vocal Ensemble

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €15 EUR

  26. Aquam Metallicam – Limited Edition Compact Disc
    ALIO DIE & NICK PARKIN

    Compact Disc (CD)

    Sold Out

  27. Theme: Desire Cd Compilation with Alio Die , Five Thousand Spirits..

    €12 EUR

  28. Glenn Branca ‎– Lesson No. 1- Cd In jewel case

    €15 EUR

  29. Steve Reich ‎– Four Organs • Phase Patterns Compact Disc

    €15 EUR

  30. Allegorical Traces Part I – Limited Edition Compact Disc.
    ALIO DIE ~

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €16 EUR

  31. The Promises Of Silence ~ Cassette - PRO 41

    €11 EUR

  32. Fino alla fine della notte – Limited Edition Compact Disc.
    ENTEN HITTI

    Compact Disc (CD)

    €15 EUR

about

ALIO DIE Italy

Since the late 80s, Stefano Musso has recorded deep, evocative experimental ambient & electro-acoustic soundscapes under the name Alio Die.
His music is a shadowy, cavernous, intensely detailed fusion of acoustical elements, step-and-repeat sample treatments, sparse, echoing percussion, and deep, atmospheric sound design, textural passages..by the music's vague, entropic formlessness.
... more

contact / help

Contact ALIO DIE

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this merch item or account