Memories of a Shadow
Memories of a Shadow, a cathartic three-movement string quintet superbly blends raga melody with early European polyphony. Votek is joined by members of the Grammy®-nominated new music collective Wild Up including violinists Andrew Tholl and Adrianne Pope, violist Ben Bartelt and cellist Derek Stein. This cross-cultural chamber work is followed by a traditional rendering of the serene afternoon raga Bhimpalasi, which is perfectly suited to the deep voice of Votek's cello in delightful conversation with tabla maestro Dr. Neelamjit Dhillon.
Chris Votek’s fluency in musical languages from North Indian classical, Arabic, electronica, jazz, ambient, Western classical to pop, makes him highly sought after as a performer, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, and sound engineer. A disciple of the legendary Indian violinist Dr. N Rajam, Votek is one of the few cellists in the world performing in the rare Gayaki-Ang vocal style of Hindustani Raga.