Saturday, 16 February 2013

When Worlds Collude - 4 (Between Rock And A Soft Place)

I was recently introduced to this soft and very pleasant piano piece (Johann Pachelbel's Canon):

The piece being played is actually not the original but a "variation"

And then I was asked to listen to the Rock rendition of the same:

To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, "That's not a variation. THIS is a variation."

I'm partial to the sound of electric guitars, and have often dreamt of how Hindustani music would sound if played like a power ballad with raging guitars.

Now this is all Western music, so it's not a fusion of cultures across geographies, but across eras.

I don't know if Pachelbel is rolling in his grave or rocking, but I was simply blown away.

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