Suryodaya (2012)

Roy, Anonymous, Gupta

Robert Vijay Gupta

Charismatic Robert Gupta plays the Nathan Milstein Stradivarius violin from 1716 in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Not only is Robert superbly talented and the youngest member of the LA Philharmonic, but he is also a Senior TED fellow, executive director of Street Symphony (which brings music to homeless and mentally ill people).
Badal Roy, famous for his many recordings on Indian drums for Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman, joins his cousin Robert on stage for this recording. Roy premiers Calcutta Sunrise for tabla solo on the opening track. Roy still wears the same sunglasses and channels the same energy he did in the sixties and seventies. Even before the album’s release, Calcutta Sunrise won the Audio Oasis Award at the 2012 THE SHOW in Newport.
Robert has become a beacon for the City of Los Angeles and speaks internationally on his work with Nathaniel Ayers (the formerly homeless musician whose story is told in the book and movie “The Soloist.”  Robert continues to be Nathaniel’s real-life violin teacher). Inspired by his relationship with Nathaniel, Robert founded Street Symphony, which brings music to mentally ill people on skid row, men in high security prisons and veterans: human beings in situations many of us would prefer to ignore.

We used the Hapi converter and Pyramix software from Merging Technologies in Switzerland to make these transfers to DSD.  Our sincere thanks to George Klissarov and exaSound for making these releases possible. 

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Robert Vijay Gupta

(Robert) Vijay Gupta is an internationally acclaimed violinist and advocate for the redemptive and regenerative presence of music in ostracized and stigmatized communities. Gupta founded and serves as Artistic Director of Street Symphony, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing free, live music to men, women and youth living in homelessness and incarceration. A gifted spokesperson for human and mental health advocacy through musical outreach, Gupta is a TED Speaker, 2011 TED Senior Fellow, and is represented as a speaker by the LAVIN Agency.
Vijay joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2007 at the age of 19, after completing a Master’s degree in Music from Yale University, and a Bachelor’s in biology from Marist College. His principal teachers have included Glenn Dicterow and Ani Kavafian. He made his solo debut at the age of eleven in Tel Aviv with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta, has performed as a guest concertmaster with the Los Angeles Opera and the Orquestra Comunitat de Valencia. Gupta frequently appears on the Philharmonic’s Chamber Music and Green Umbrella new music series, and is actively engaged in various LA Phil educational outreach initiatives.

Badal Roy

Roy began playing the tabla at age 10 or 11, under guidance from his maternal uncle in comilla. After coming to New York, he began performing with Steve Gorn at a Manhattan restaurant called Raga, eventually attracting the attention of Miles Davis. Davis invited Roy to join his group, and he recorded on Davis's albums On the Corner (1972), Big Fun (1969–72; released 1974), and Get Up with It (1970–74). Roy subsequently performed and recorded with many leading jazz musicians, including Davis, Dave LiebmanPharoah SandersJohn McLaughlinHerbie HancockHerbie MannPat MethenyLester BowieAirto MoreiraCharlie HadenPurna Das BaulYoko Ono, and Ornette Coleman (playing in Coleman's electric band Prime Time). In the 1990s Roy began performing with the Brazilian guitar duo Duofel. He has also collaborated with Ken Wessel and Stomu Takeishi in a fusion trio named Alankar. They currently have one album entitled Daybreak.

 

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Suryodaya (2012)

Roy, Anonymous, Gupta

Robert Vijay Gupta

Digital Converters: Hapi from Merging
Mastering Engineer: Steve Hoffmann, Bob Attiyeh -analog.
Mastering Equipment: We used the Hapi converter (256fs) and Pyramix software from Merging Technologies in Switzerland to make these transfers to DSD.
Microphones: AKG Tube C-24
Producer: Bob Attiyeh
Recording Engineer:

Bob Attiyeh, Jacob Horowitz

We chose the Messenger Microphone preamp by Elliot Midwood, and ran Yarlung interconnects into our analog tape recorder and high resolution digital system. For this recording we used RMGI 468 tape with analog recorder electronics designed by Bob Hovland and Len Horowitz.

Recording location: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Recording Type & Bit Rate:

 Analog to DSD256


This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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Calcutta Sunrise
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Istanpitta (Choniciamento di gioa)
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