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3rd Concerto for Tabla and Chamber Ensemble “Farmaishi”:

A farmaishi tukra is a special composition for tabla that has unique structural characteristics. I have used two common farmaishi tukras from the Benares style of tabla drumming as a basis for this piece. One of them is in subdivisions of four (or eight) and one is in subdivisions of seven. When these compositions are recontexualized within a Western format, we hear their personalities, their peculiarities anew, like an old friend who suddenly changes his appearance, or his personality.