Monday, January 23, 2012

Where skill and emotion combine

At times, we hear music that is technically brilliant. It is so beyond technical reach, that we are in awe. Fingers cannot move any faster on a guitar/violin, the pitch cannot get higher with a voice, the vocal range is absolutely mind boggling and seems impossible. It is not even human. But it does not touch us.

One person who can do all of this and yet stir emotions with his music is L.Shankar. Every time I listen to his music, it gives me a picture of life that is totally different than what I see/feel normally. Fortunately or unfortunately, I cannot explain it. Here is something for you, to find out yourself.

And if that wasn't enough, here is another one where L Shankar collaborated with Frank Zappa -