Ahead of Roots of Fire in Goa last month, The Times of India interviewed David Murphy on his collaborations with Indian classical musicians.
‘Elaborating on the difficulties of conducting an Indian virtuoso, Murphy says, “The role of the conductor is to be able to enable both, the orchestra and the Indian musician, to be able to fulfil themselves musically.” Here, experience helps. “Over the years, you begin to enable that expression and help the orchestra contribute to Khan’s musical vision. I’ve worked with him so much so I’ve begun to understand that, and contribute that to the western musicians.”’
Read the full article here.