Video: Introducing Paraorchestra member Baluji Shrivastav / 16 March 2015
Watch the video below to hear how my piece (as yet untitled) is influenced by two musical ideas which originated in music of the Baroque era. I also provide demonstrable proof that composers don't always simply write down music that comes into our heads, aimlessly forming a piece as we go. Sometimes, it's possible to take a small idea and play with this using a variety of established compositional techniques.
Also in my video blog this week, Baluji Shrivastav - amongst the first musicians to join the Paraorchestra in 2011 - to the two instruments linked with a huge amount of traditional Indian music, the sitar and tabla.
Baluji also holds the distinction of heading his own group of musicians - the Inner Vision Orchestra, which is made up of blind singers and players from all over the world.
The website of a film about the Inner Vision Orchestra can be accessed here