Finding the Raga

Finding the Raga An Improvisation on Indian Music

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Synopsis

'Supple, intricate and uncompromising, full of delicate observation and insight, Amit Chaudhuri's Finding the Raga immerses us in the rigorous beauty and cosmology of Indian classical music. It is also a loving memoir about relationships and places, dedication and vocation.' Geoff Dyer

By turns essay, memoir and cultural study, Finding the Raga is Amit Chaudhuri's singular account of his discovery of, and enduring passion for, North Indian music: an ancient, evolving tradition whose principles and practices will alter the reader's notion of what music might - and can - be.

Tracing the music's development, Finding the Raga dwells on its most distinctive and mysterious characteristics: its extraordinary approach to time, language and silence; its embrace of confoundment, and its ethos of evocation over representation. The result is a strange gift of a book, for musicians and music lovers, and for any creative mind in search of diverse and transforming inspiration.

Book information

ISBN: 9780571219100
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 780.954
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 25848
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 342g
Height: 138mm
Width: 207mm
Spine width: 28mm