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David Parsons

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Since 1975, this New Zealand artist has made numerous trips to India to absorb the culture, study the music, and record performances by indigenous artists. In addition to producing two albums of traditional Tibetan ritual music by the monks of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery (for the Fortuna Records Sacred Ceremonies series), Parsons has translated the essence of his oriental journeys through the lush yet profound soundscapes he has created for a number of highly regarded solo albums. Originally a jazz-rock drummer, he became interested in the music of India when he heard a performance by sitar master Ravi Shankar over two decades ago. Parsons bought a sitar and explored the instrument on his own for several years before studying with Krishna Chakravarty, one of Shankar's most accomplished disciples. After several trips to the East, Parsons composed almost exclusively for Indian instruments until 1979 when he purchased his first synthesizer. He now owns one of the largest electronic recording studios in New Zealand, where he composes for radio, TV, and film. His devotion to both Western technology and Eastern music has made for a potent, highly imaginative style of composition. ~ Linda Kohanov
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  2.   Introspect
  3.   Flashing Lights
  4.   Dhauladhar Dreaming
  5.   Himalaya
  6.   Urartu to Ubud
  7.   Watch Your Steps
  8.   Shambhala
  9.   Separation
  10.   Tisra Loka
  11.   Sarangi Saron
  12.   Laplapan
  13.   Under the Bodhi Tree
  14.   Parikrama
  15.   Kang Rinpoche
  16.   Inward Journey
  17.   Nice Life
  18.   Incarnation
  19.   Tarpoche
  20.   Manasarovar
  21.   Darshan
  22.   Gurla Mandhata
  23.   Dorje Ling
  24.   Chhatha Loka
  25.   Jalan Jalan
  26.   The Gathering
  27.   Trance/Formation
  28.   City of Spirits
  29.   Dawa Gompa
  30.   The Return
  31.   Tibetan Plateau
  32.   Earthlight
  33.   Realm of the Hungry Ghost
  34.   Pagoda Dawn
  35.   Varuna Ghat
  36.   Andante In G
  37.   Nikolai's Garden
  38.   In the Footsteps of Padmasambhva
  39.   They Come
  40.   Tirtha
  41.   Sojourn in the Kulu Valley
  42.   Beyond The Light
  43.   Maitreya
  44.   Dusra Loka
  45.   Approaching the Holy Mountain
  46.   Forest Moon
  47.   Altai Himalaya
  48.   Devourer of Worlds
  49.   To An Autumn Evening
  50.   Tranquility
  51.   Whirling into the Light
  52.   Mount Bromo Dawn
  53.   Drilbu Ling
  54.   H.M.S. Formidable
  55.   Mani
  56.   Dance of the Tree Spirits
  57.   The Winged Ones
  58.   Tsaparang Moon
  59.   Fanfare For Freedom
  60.   Manasarovar II
  61.   Willow Waltz
  62.   The Other Side
  63.   Tjampuhan
  64.   Panchwan Loka
  65.   Old Man in the Trees
  66.   Himalayan Moon
  67.   Beyond the Pass
  68.   Corona
  69.   Perfumed Gardens
  70.   Afterglow
  71.   Full Ahead
  72.   Maitreya the Future Buddha
  73.   Frills And Furbelows
  74.   Mystery and Seduction
  75.   Journey to the Plateau
  76.   Sunda Sunset
  77.   Dakpa
  78.   Pahla Loka
  79.   Surya
  80.   Memories Of A Summer Evening
  81.   Bathing Light
  82.   Jyoti
  83.   Daydream
  84.   Ararat Legong
  85.   The Procession of the Monks
  86.   Chautha Loka
  87.   Outer Reaches
  88.   Shaman
  89.   Abhisekha
  90.   The Valley Below
  91.   Alien Dreaming
  92.   Manas Loka (Abode of the Mind)