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Download links and information about Passages by Ravi Shankar. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Ambient, Electronica, Jazz, Rock, World Music genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 55:46 minutes.

Artist: Ravi Shankar
Release date: 1990
Genre: Ambient, Electronica, Jazz, Rock, World Music
Tracks: 6
Duration: 55:46
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No. Title Length
1. Offering 9:41
2. Sadhanipa 8:37
3. Channels and Winds 8:00
4. Ragas In Minor Scale 7:37
5. Meetings Along the Edge 8:09
6. Prashanti 13:42



A collaboration between an avant-garde modern classical composer and a traditional Indian/Hindi composer/performer seems as unlikely as ice hockey on the River Styx. However, Passages is a collaboration between Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar and it works quite well. Shankar's smooth style fits nicely with Glass' dissonant orchestrations. There is a great deal of technical data involved here. Both of these artists have long taken intellectual approaches to music. Thus, the liner notes are a bit heavy-handed. The music is brilliant. The symphony dominates the soundscapes, but Shankar's atmospheres are integral to the success of this project. This CD will appeal to fans of John Cage, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich.