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Published on Jun 22, 2016
Baluji Shrivastav is one of the world's most in-demand sitar players and has been honoured with the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Queen in 2016. Here he is joined by guitarist Ginastera "Boo-boo" Sianturi to perform his composition Guitar Sitar Suite (3rd movement) in a video produced by Operawala.
SITAR GUITAR SUITES commissioned by renowned guitarist Timothy Walker with support from the Arts Council Great Britain. Premiered at Purcell Rooms South Bank London. This is a scored work.
The composition is a garland of scales emanating from Thaat Poorvi. The first movement begins with an exploration of chords and harmonies followed by a guitar/sitar duet in 7 beats, discovering 3,5,8,11, and 13 beats within roopak of 7 beats. The second movement begins with a composition including an improvised section. Thirteen ragas in Poorvi Thaat unfold. The third and shortest movement consists of sitar and guitar together followed by a simple jhala concluding with a tihayi.