...that Indian music, like Scottish and Irish music is modal and harmonic ....During a performance it is this mood, colour or passion which the musician tries to evoke and explore, and according to ancient theory his task is made easier if the performance takes place at the time and in the ambiance proper to the raga .
...its 12.5 km coastline along the Arabian Sea was once known as Kalan Pavri or the "Lotus of Marshlands." The sleepy township is divided by the Damanganga river with Nani (or little) Daman in the North and Moti (or big) Daman in the South which retains some of its Portuguese ambiance in its buildings and churches enclosed within imposing walls of the Fort.Ervell E. Menezes, in "Lotus of the marshlands (31 July 2005)"
Tarab music itself can be emotionally experienced outside the immediate ecstatic and interactive ambiance that originally led to its creation.Bruno Nettl, Melinda Russell , in In the Course of Performance: Studies in the World of Musical ImprovisationP.110
Great artists are products of their own time: they do not spring forth fully equipped from the head of Jove, but are formed by the circumstances acting upon them since birth. These circumstances include the ambiance created by the other, lesser artists of their own time, who have all done their part in creating the pressure that forces up an exceptional talent. Unjustly, but unavoidably, the very closeness of a great artist to his colleagues and contemporaries leads to their eclipse.Germaine Greer
Create and save customized word lists. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!