#darbarfestival | Bansuri exponent Pravin Godkhindi showcases his distinctive fashion, exploring the versatile and ambiguous moods of Raag Yaman stay in Italy.
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Pravin Godkhindi is a flexible flautist, performing Hindustani music on the bansuri. His instrument is basically only a tube of bamboo with holes bored via it, with no transferring elements. The sound is thicker, breathier, and extra versatile than the Western flute, mixing lengthy sustained tones with percussive slaps and swooping microtonal inflections. Pravin studied below his father Venkatesh Godkhindi, an exponent of the Kirana gharana, in addition to Carnatic mridangist Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma. He incorporates Carnatic rhythm into his taking part in, and in 2015 turned the primary to carry out Indian classical music on the 8-foot-long contrabass flute.
Yaman is one in every of North India’s most well-known ragas. Usually the primary taught to college students, it brings a distinctly balanced set of tensions, able to producing an unlimited vary of moods. It makes use of Kalyan thaat [SRGMPDNS], differing from the key scale in just one respect – it takes a tivra Ma [sharp 4th], disbalancing the centre of the dimensions and brightening the sound.
Sitarist Shujaat Khan says that Yaman “represents the very flux of life”. Music therapist Thomas Meisenheimer describes the raga as “delicate and delicate. The augmented fourth [Ma] creates consciousness of unresolved anger, disappointments and accidents. The key seventh [Ni] and main third [Ga] are very sturdy as effectively and light-weight the fires of longing. Yaman is like an unsolvable Koan, an open query…”.
Recorded for Darbar on 24 Jun 2017, at Ravenna’s Teatro Alighieri
-Pravin Godkhindi (bansuri)
-Subhankar Banerjee (tabla)
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