Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Divine Flute

I am on this train to Richmond, Virginia, a journey of approx 8 hours and the first time in US that I am going somewhere alone.

I am armed with Ipod, laptop (I can plug it in to recharge) and printouts of a Manual to pass this time..

But this isnt about the Journey.. Its about an musical experience.. I have my Ipod set in Shuffle mode and have put on all the songs.. So any one can come up for my listening Like a radio :-)
So I was reading the Manual and was captivated at a point and a Jugalbandi of Bansuri and Veena started off on my Ipod. In few minues, I was compelled by the music to put the papers aside and close my eyes. As I closed my eyes, I felt as if I was sitting in my Kuldevi temple in Goa , in front of the Shri Chamundeshwari Mahamaya and gazing intently at her..
The Flute veena recital ends in Tabla beats. As these beats started , I was brought out of the trance and I was back in the train in US..
Not that I heard this instrumental for the first time, But I looked at the names of Performers and the description. It was a wonderful recording of the performance of Prakash Hegde and Jaishree ( Dunno who they are )..
The Description explained the trance.. The Bansuri -Veena recital was in Raag Durga Alap!

7 comments:

Ganesh Nayak Ullal said...

Thrilled by reading the post.

Definitely good music can bring out the context without help of lyrics.

Aparna Pai said...

@Ganesh
Thanks for keepingup with my blog!

Ganesh Nayak Ullal said...

@ Aparna

I could very well relate to your post since I too have such experiences.

Recent one was while hearing Tamil song 'Voru Malai'. I correctly guessed the song context even though I had no prior clue of the same.

Reshma said...

Wow!! Goosebumps Everywhere.

Nitin "Engineer" Prabhu said...

Hi

Music is something really great indeed!! I too have the habit of playing it whenever i am travelling. It simply soothes the mind. And the combination of flute and Veena(Or any other stringed instrument for that matter) is simply unbeatable.

Cheers!!

Nitin

Life 24*7 said...

Very well worded !!! And most interesting is that i know why you were going to Richmond :)) It was one of my most relaxed holiday plan !!

prithwin said...

that was my teacher:
http://www.prakashhegde.blogspot.com/