The Twain do Meet- Article

Series nameFusion

This article is written by Phillip Sommerich and appeared in the Hampstead and Highgate Express on 18 May 1990. It tells of how four musicians, including Baluji Shrivastav, independently met and formed a cross cultural music group and composed a piece called ‘The Roaring Whirl’. The group members were Geraldine Allen, playing the clarinet, Sarah Rodgers, a member of the British Composers’ Guild, Timothy Walker a guitarist, and Baluji himself, playing sitar, tabla and pakhavaj.

Date of Creation / Publication1990
CreatorSommerich, Phillip
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/FU/3
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesBaluji Shrivastav formed the ensemble Jazz Orient, with his wife and fellow singer Linda Shanovitch and musician Chris Conway in 1992. The group emerged out of relationships formed with other musicians of diverse musical traditions who all believed in three principles of music: exploration of different compositional techniques, interacting with other musicians from different traditions, and improvisation. The music Baluji wanted to produce through his fusion work was a sound unlimited by traditional boundaries and an acceptance of diverse musical influences. The ensemble frequently performs live, and invites guest musicians to complement their work in the studio and in concert performances.

This section comprises items relating to Baluji's fusion and jazz work. It includes flyers for concerts, programmes, CD sleeves and posters.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.
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