Program Notes
When Indian immigrants bring their traditions to the United States, their children sometimes find themselves lost between and among the cultures, not entirely belonging to one or the other. As few musical traditions speak to the dissonance felt by a generation of displaced, Indian-Americans, I have incorporated Karnāṭak (South Indian music) elements into a modernist idiom. This is not fusion music; this is a new construction, a reflection of the beautiful product of a unique kind of cultural insecurity experienced in the contemporary world.

Performed by Michael Matsuno (flute), Madison Greenstone (clarinets), T.J. Borden (cello), Matthew Kline (double bass), Kyle Blair (piano), and Varun Rangaswamy (Karnatak Vocalist).
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