Ravi Shankar

The late Ravi Shankar, once called the “godfather of world music” by The Beatles’ George Harrison, is famed for introducing centuries-old traditions of Indian music through his sitar to millions of classical, jazz and rock fans around the world. We are truly honoured to own the rights (master and musical copyright) to Shankar’s 1973 album release ‘Transmigration Macabre’, which consists of a soundtrack he composed for the British art film Viola. The titles and growing intensity of each track represent the varying stages of the character’s emotional turmoil. The rising drums and feverish sitar playing make for an absolutely brilliant soundscape that very few, if any, musicians could achieve. Have a listen to this iconic Indian sitar virtuoso: