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Svasek, Marianne : Marwa (thanatosis produktion)

A beautiful and contemplative performance of "Raga Marwa", a a hexatonic Indian raga and the eponymous raga of the "Marva thaat", peformed by Dutch-Czech master vocalist Marianne Svašek, and recorded in Stockholm, with Svašek and Swedish bass player Vilhelm Bromander both performing on the tanpura, a long-necked plucked string instrument used to create a sonic canvas behind the raga.
 

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Digisleeve featuring liner notes by Joep Bor, professor emeritus at Leiden University and author of The Raga Guide.

Label: thanatosis produktion
Catalog ID: THT21
Squidco Product Code: 32986

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Rymden, in Stockholm, Sweden, in October, 2021, by Daniel Bengtson.

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"Unique recording by dhrupad singer Marianne Svasek, a former pupil of legendary Hindustani musicians Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, Uday Bhawalkar, and Zia Fariduddin Dagar. The album consist of one track, a lengthy alap sung by Svasek--accompanied only by two tanpuras--in a complex and mysterious raga of twilight and sunset: Raga Marwa."-thanatosis produktion


Digisleeve featuring liner notes by Joep Bor, professor emeritus at Leiden University and author of The Raga Guide.

Artist Biographies

"Marianne Svašek, born in the Netherlands, studied Indian classical singing at the Rotterdam Conservatory with Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Uday Bhawalkar.

Since 1994 she was taught in India by Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar.

After his demise in 2013 she is continuing her study of Dhrupad with Pt.Nirmalya Dey.

She has been awarded with a gold medal at the Dhrupad Mela in Varanasi in 2014.

Marianne Svašek also studied sarangi (a string instrument with three main and 35 resonating strings) with Joep Bor and Pandit Ram Narayan.

She graduated cum laude in both disciplines at the Rotterdam Conservatory where she is presently teaching. Marianne gives workshops and concerts in Europe, the US, India and Pakistan."

-Marianne Svasek Website (https://mariannesvasek.com/marianne-svasek/)
6/19/2024

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"Vilhelm BroMander (1988) is a Swedish bass player, improviser and composer based in Stockholm. He embraces his bass from many different angles, with a great curiosity in sound, texture, intonation and timbre. Often he directs his focus to acoustic details such as beating, common partials and difference tones - to hear what happens with our perception when we allow ourselves to be immersed in sound for a longer stretch of time. He draws inspiration from a wide variety of genres such as improvised music, free jazz and electronic music as well as his studies of just intonation and dhrupad.

As an improviser he has played with musicians like Axel DöRner, Tisha Mukarji, Michael Thieke, Sten Sandell, Christer BothéN, Katt Hernandez, Lisa UlléN, Henrik Olsson to name a few.

Also being a popular session musician he has played with among others Daniel Johnston, Saigon, Musette, Joe Davolaz, Josefin öHrn + The Liberation, The Tiny & Music Is The Weapon."

-Vilhelm Bromander Website (http://www.vilhelmbromander.com/about.html)
6/19/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Raga Marwa 36:56

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