Lecture: ' Theorizing the Hybrid Tihai' by Peter Selinsky
October 6, 2017
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Room: Conference Room
UMass Amherst Campus
"Indian Classical Cadences and Modern Jazz Syntax: Theorizing the Hybrid Tihai"
This talk investigates the use and manipulation of tihais (tripartite Hindustani rhythmic cadences) in 60’s and 70’s Indo-Jazz hybrids as a point of entry for exploring the reciprocal adaptation of differing rhythmic objects of Indian classical and jazz origins. Alongside a comparative analysis of all tihais appearing in the original commercial recordings of John McLaughlin and L. Shankar’s Shakti (1975-77), this talk features the music of Alla Rakha and Buddy Rich; Ravi Shankar; Colin Walcott; Don Ellis and Harihar Rao’s Hindustani Jazz Sextet; Don Cherry and Latif Khan; & John Mayer and Joe Harriott’s Indo-Jazz Fusions.