The Voice in the Drum

On Dec 13th 2015, Richard K. Wolf had been to Gurukulam (Brhaddhvani) to meet Dr. Shri. Karaikudi Subramanian.

He has recently written a book “The Voice in the Drum- Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia”. He presented a copy of this book to Dr. Karaikudi Subramanian.

Photo below shows his quote on the first page of the book- “To K. S. Subramanian, My beloved teacher, who taught me really to listen- Richard. K. Wolf (signature)“.

book3Richard. K. Wolf is a Veena student of Sangitha Acharya Smt. Ranganayaki Rajagopalan. Smt. She was the prime student of Shri Karaikudi Sambasiva Iyer of the Karaikudi Veena tradition. He is currently a Professor of Music Ethnomusicology at Harvard University Department of Music, Cambridge, MA 02138.

To know more about him click the link below:

http://www.music.fas.harvard.edu/faculty/rwolf.html

Below are the front and back-covers of the book:

book   book1

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