Seamless Strings

Seamless Strings is yet another momentous effort in V.S. Narasimhan’s on-going journey to connect the Indian and Western Classical music systems through works for string quartet.

The uniqueness of the Carnatic music system is that it is based on Ragas; there are thousands of them. A raga can be said to be the equivalent of a scale or mode. It has a definite discipline of approaching one note from another, and therefore the musical structure that governs the raga also governs the ornamentations that can be heard.