Global Fusion Performances
“L. Subramaniam, violin visionary, an Indian master, creates a new global fusion.”
“The finest exponent of this (fusion) genre is L. Subramaniam, whose sensational efforts… have won him world-wide acclaim…”
The Hindu, India
Dr. L. Subramaniam, the pioneer of fusion in India began collaborations with global musicians in 1973, while he was still a student in the California Institute of Arts. Since that time, he has performed and recorded with artists around the world from a number of musical backgrounds and genres, including Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Pierre Rampal, George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Ruggiero Ricci, Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Al Jarreau, Jean Luc Ponty, Earl Klugh, Larry Coryell, Ernie Watts, Corky Siegel, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Arve Tellefsen, John Surman, Maynard Ferguson, Ravi Coltrane, Solo Cissokho, Baba Olatunji, Jei Bing Chen and Miya Masaoka.
Fusion concerts by Dr. Subramaniam are high-energy performances which are of three types:
- Fusion featuring Dr. Subramaniam and his band with voices, keyboard, guitar, electric bass, drums and Indian percussion.
- Jazz fusion includes Dr. Subramaniam and his band along with jazz musicians as soloists.
- Global Fusion, a concept created by Dr. Subramaniam promotes the cross-cultural collaboration between artists of different non-western musical traditions, such as African, Chinese, Norwegian or Japanese musical traditions.