North Indian classical music European classical music share some interesting parallels in their development. Both have origins in religious practices, but then performances shifted to courts, and finally to concert halls. Both also use various collections of pitches (called either ragas or scales) to create different musical moods, and, during a performance, performers may change from raga to raga or scale to scale as the mood of the music changes.

Crossing Borders Music has partnered with the great sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar in performing his new works for a small ensemble of Indian and European instruments that combine traditional elements and modern innovations.

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