The slow drone of the tamboura and the sinuous microtones of the violin open up an ancient world of sound from India. Since Indian classical music came west in the 1950s, it's fueled all kinds of experiments and cross-pollinations, from classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin to jazz improvisers, and (perhaps surprisingly) Ambient and electronic musicians. The slow alap section of Indian classical ragas, in particular, has inspired a rich assortment of new contemplative fusions.
In the Hindu religion, the word moksha means liberation or release — freedom from the cycle of birth and death. In traditional Indian psychology, it implies freedom, self-realization and self-knowledge. This perspective was embedded in the practice of Indian classical music, which required arduous training and a lifetime of devotion to master.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, we invoke the gentle soul of India, on a program called MOKSHA. Music is by KALA RAMNATH, the RAY SPIEGEL ENSEMBLE, RICKY KEJ & WOUTER KELLERMAN, WARREN CUCCORULLO & USTAD SULTAN KHAN, LOREN NERELL & MARK SEELIG, AL GROMER KHAN, and RAJENDRA TEREDESAI.