The music on this CD is intended to create a space of serenity, room to breathe in, an expanded perspective on life that might allow us to relax for a moment. It was my intention to compose music for balancing and meditation, expressed through my own musical language. At the same time, I also wanted to highlight an interesting combination of string instruments in an ever-changing dialogue. So, Nanda Devi is also a CD of musical and sonic experimentation.
You will find quite a variety of real instruments on these recordings. Besides the cello, which is always my first instrument, you will hear an Indian sitara (small sitar), an Indian sarangi, the Swedish nyckelharpa (key fiddle), an Indian dhilruba (bowed sitar), an Indian swaramandala (autoharp), a medieval psaltery (bowed small harp), a lapsteel guitar, electric guitar, fretless bass, world percussion, Tibetan bowls and some keyboard enhancements, all weaving this tapestry of melodies, colors and patterns.
released August 21, 2015
Music composed and performed by Hans Christian at STUDIO 330 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
For more information on Hans Christian’s music, please visit www.hanschristianmusic.com
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