Ariane GRAY HUBERT sings BEYOND CLASSICAL WORLD(s)
Ariane Gray Hubert is all bound to surprise her audience with this new album of her music. Together with south Indian ‘ghatam’ she has in a pioneering way created a new niche for western music. With her rich mezzo voice along with her piano, this is a world premiere duet between the ‘king instrument’ of the West and one of the oldest percussions of India, the ‘ghatam’ or clay pot.
‘Incantation‘ is a tribute to both ancient Indian and Western sacred chants. I did not think twice: it had to be sung and played both in Sanskrit and Latin, without losing a touch of modernity. ‘Tamil Nadu‘ is another tribute to a great master of South India, Tyagaraja. I wanted to create a musical new game using an innovative vocal rap, similar to ‘konnakol’ in Carnatic tradition. Using the ghatam along with my voice was as natural as playing Chopin or Debussy. Playing with the wonderful percussionist, S.Karthick, enhanced the blending experience between the two traditions.
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