Riccardo Nova (°1960) : MA'S SEQUENCE 8,
for wind quintet and mridangam
B.C. Manjunath : mridangam
Riccardo Nova & Jean-Luc Plouvier : commentary
Production : Opéra de Lille, 2008
Profoundly influenced by his encounter with the traditional music of India, Riccardo Nova stands out for the audacity of his musical quest that places the most experimental results of European classical music alongside a re-elaboration of the virtuoso polyrhythms of Carnatic music. Traditional orchestral combinations and large percussion sections, often supplemented by electronics, meet in a luxuriant sonic environment. The juxtaposition of archetypal and sensual rhythmic gestures converges with the complexity of Western sound in a vision that restores to music its fundamental spiritual force.
Universal Music Publishing Classical, 2011