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04 Aug / 2006Program by:
Language: Soundscape

Homage to Syd Barrett

“This soundscape is a musing on the coming monsoon in Auroville, with its different moods. While working on the composition, however, I was confronted with the tragic news of the recent demise of Syd Barrett, the initial founder of Pink Floyd. He can be regarded as one of the groundbreaking pioneers of surrealistic modern music despite his early leave from Pink Floyd in the late ’60s. The kind of music he initiated, together with Pink Floyd’s visual experiments during their early performances, have been putting their stamp on many bands and music groups to follow ever since. Therefore I would like to dedicate this piece in memory of him.”- Jaap