Hoover - In Memoriam Ravi Shankar [CF:PP193]

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In Memoriam Ravi Shankar
for Solo Violin
Composed by Katherine Hoover

In the late 1960s, Ravi Shankar came to America with his sitar, and brought us the exotic sounds of Indian Classical Music. He played with a trio, performing long, improvised ragas based on scale patterns and rhythms strange to our ears. [...] "In Memoriam" was written shortly after Ravi Shankar's death, in 2012. It has a slow introductory section, followed by a dance-like one. The slower material returns, moves into a melody, accompanied by pizzicato, and then returns to the faster, dance material. Both of these faster sections are based on additive rhythms.