quote of the day: the spirit of music

6 04 2016

The younger players have plenty of stage presence and bravado. But what I consider to be the real spirituality of the music, that’s really being lost. That feeling of raags as being entities, as being something that’s not man-made, but distilled, channelled from somewhere or other. Musicians have this feeling. And I know when I’m capturing the raag and when I’m not. There’s something inviolable about that.

 

Nicolas Magriel interviewed by Clive Bell, March 2016

http://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/columns/bell-labs_nicolas-magriel_sangi-rangi

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