This is the story of an encounter with an Indian guy, KK in a garden at Pondichery, India. We were first connected on Facebook and when I told KK I planned to visit South India we decided to meet in Pondichery.
After dinner we immediately started recording together.
As we had no place where to record I set up my equipment in the middle of a garden in the middle of the night! With the warm night air, among the tropical vegetation with the breeze of the sea, it is probably the most astonishing recording session I have ever made. It is an amazing memory. Of course, the setting for the recording was not ideal, but there was such emotion involved it made it work.
KK is a Carnatic singer. Carnatic music is the traditional music from South India.
KK improvised some melodies and poems in Malayalam language.
‘We dissolve in the music of the sea and wind
And its sound gives peace to our mind and soul’
‘My mind is dancing with the wind from the mountains’
released November 21, 2019
Composed, mixed and produced by Daniel Masson
Vocal sample: KK