by Ravi Shankar


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/1990
Label: Rca Victor
UPC: 0010058207429
catalogNumber: 2074

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ravi Shankar   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Philip Glass   Track Performer
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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