Violin is the star of this quarantine playlist by Shravan Sridhar


When requested to select songs by which the violin stole the present, violinist Shravan Sridhar, half of Chennai-based five-piece instrumental band The NonViolinist Project, says, “The songs that I am picking right now, are more or less well known in musician circles at least. The reason I have not picked rare ones is so that people can YouTube these recommendations straight away, and understand how the violin can sing without words.”

That is one thing that he has been making an attempt to attain with The NonViolinist Project from its inception, and they’re now on the verge of releasing their very first EP. “It has four songs, and you can see how we have been inspired from all the songs I have listed here.”

‘Darlene’ by L Shankar

‘Darlene’ is an ideal mix of extraordinarily virtuosic violin enjoying and robust melodies, set in Raga Bilahari. It is half of an album produced by the legendary Frank Zappa, and L Shankar is of course, one of the best violin gamers on the market.

‘Adbhut’ by Ganesh and Kumaresh

This one was one of the very first ‘fusion’ songs on violin that I had heard, and it impressed me to method the violin in a contemporary method, and I understood how it may be included right into a band setting. This masterpiece weaves in so many ragas inside itself and has formed my track writing immensely.

‘Conversations’ by L Subramaniam and Jean Luc Ponty

Violin is the star of this quarantine playlist by Shravan Sridhar

The collision of worlds between Indian Classical violin, Western Classical violin and Jazz violin opened my thoughts. L Subramaniam is that quintessential violinist who incorporates a sure world flavour in his enjoying. It is inspirational.

‘Kashmir’ by Lucia Micarelli

This track is initially by Led Zeppelin, however this model by Lucia Micarelli, performs a Jean Sibelius composition first as an intro, after which goes into ‘Kashmir’. It confirmed me how a violin can sit in a rock music setting. I drew inspiration from this as to how musicians can vibe at stage performances, with a heavier format of music.

‘Chicken Fried’ by Zac Brown Band

Violin is the star of this quarantine playlist by Shravan Sridhar

It’s not truly a violin-oriented track like the relaxation, however this one has an elaborate nation fiddle fashion of violin solo, and I fell in love with this total style after listening to this track. This is additionally a mode that I wish to experiment with on occasion. It pulled me right into a world of nation music, which is extraordinarily feel-good and full of optimistic vibes.

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