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100 1 Chaudhuri, Amit,|d1962-|eauthor.
245 10 Finding the raga :|ban improvisation on Indian music /
264 1 New York :|bNew York Review Books,|c
264 4 |c©2021
300 258 pages :|billustration ;|c22 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258).
520 "Finding the Raga is more than a book that tries to make
sense of the raga, of Indian classical music, and of how
Indian music challenges Western notions of what music
might be. It is a work of self-inquiry, as might be
expected from Amit Chaudhuri, a musician who is also a
novelist; a novelist who is also a critic and essayist; a
trained and recorded performer in the Indian classical
vocal tradition who was also, once, a guitarist and
songwriter in the American folk music style and is now a
composer and recorded performer in experimental music.
Each one of these undertakings and selves signifies turns
at different points in life, and each turn and change of
direction brings a fresh perspective on music, writing,
and what it means to take on and do these things. No
category-Indian, Western-is a given in this book. Partly a
record of one of the most important turns in the author's
life, toward North Indian music, and of its long aftermath,
Finding the Raga is also part autobiography set in 1970s
Bombay, part essay, and part detailed analysis of how we
might grasp the conceptual underpinnings as well as the
experience of music. It explores the different ways in
which music relates to the world-whether it's through
representation or evocation, as in Western music, or
through the raga being sung at different times of day and
in different seasons, as in Indian music-and also tries to
understand what the act of listening involves for
individuals and cultures"--|cProvided by publisher.
650 0 Music|zIndia|xPhilosophy and aesthetics.
650 0 Raga.
650 0 Music and literature|zIndia.
650 7 Music and literature.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01030479
650 7 Music|xPhilosophy and aesthetics.|2fast
650 7 Raga.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01088504
651 7 India.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01210276
776 08 |iOnline version:|aChaudhuri, Amit, 1962-|tFinding the
raga|dNew York : New York Review Books, 
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