“Piece in the Shape of a Line” for violin and prepared piano performed by Giancarlo Latta and Wesley Ducote

Biography

Shane Monds is a composer who works in many mediums and actively collaborates with film-makers, artists, performers from a wide range of musical traditions and scientists. His music has been heard at a variety of venues from St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to the documentary film channel to the City Hall in Nafplio, Greece. He holds a doctorate of music from Rice University (Houston, TX) in composition. full biography»

Works and Samples

Music for Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, Solo Instrument, Choir, Mixed Media/Sound Installation, and Electronics Catalog»

Performance & Research

Dr. Monds frequently researches and works in music outside of the Western tradition. After completing his doctorate in composition from Rice University, he received a post-doctorate fellowship from Rice University in conjunction with the International Foundation for Fine Arts (Mumbai, India) to continue his studies and research of Indian classical music, specifically the sitar and surbahar tradition of the Etawah/Imdadkhani gharana. This fellowship was carried out under the guidance of esteemed musicologist and author Deepak Raja and under the supervision of Pandit Arvind Parikh. Dr. Monds is a sitar student of Abhik Mukherjee, a renowned New York based sitarist, and he also has studied North Indian voice and tabla under Chandrakantha and David Courtney, respectively. The Indo-American News has hailed Dr. Monds as giving “masterful renditions of raag.”
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