Joel Sachs, founding director and conductor of the New Juilliard Ensemble, introduces Henry Cowell's Madras Symphony, placing it in context of the composer's life and diverse musical interests.
The New Juilliard Ensemble, conducted by Joel Sachs, performs Henry Cowell's Symphony No. 13 ("Madras") with guest artist Ray Spiegel on tablas. The second movement features Michael Truesdell on jalatarang (tuned bowls). Recorded live on January 25, 2010 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater as part of the FOCUS! Festival 2010.