“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 is completing his doctorate of music at Rice University (Houston, TX). full biography»

Works and Samples

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

Performance & Research

Monds is deeply commited to research and study of the music of Southeast and East Asia, specializing in the instrumental music of North India. He currently is reasearching contemporary performance practice trends, techniques and compositional approaches in the Etawah-Imdadkhani Sitar Gharana. He began his studies under sitarist Srinivas Koumonduri. He studies and researches the Etawah-Imdadkhani tradition under acclaimed sitarist, Abhik Mukerjee (Brooklyn, NY). The Indo-American News has hailed Mr. Monds as giving “masterful renditions of raag.” He also studies elementary North Indian voice and tabla under Chandrakantha and David Courtney, respectively.
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