| Nandlal Nayak, Daniel Dalinian, Ed Broms, Eric Raynaud
Nagbansi's The Indian Friend is a dark, yet driving electronica
album with a strong world music influence. It features rhythmic
loops with unique sound design and various world instrument
ACM records for sound samples
In May of 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts, Nandlal Nayak
created a musical project that is now known as, Nagbansi.
The name Nagbansi means in Indian “ancestors of the
cobra”. The band is composed of Nandlal Nayak, singing
and dohlak (traditional Indian percussions), Fraction aka
Eric Raynaud, electronic programming and sound production,
Ed Broms (USA), bass and piano, and of Dani Danilian, violin,
cello, and sitar.
Nayak has collaborated with musicians, dancers, theater
and film, and video artists from India, the United States,
Japan, France, Ghana, Italy, Germany,Austria, and Great
Britain. He has composed and performedmusic in collaboration
with the contemporary composer Michael Galassofor theMonte
Carlo Ballet in a work choreographed by Carole Amitage,
and for the Lady From the Sea, directed by the internationally
acclaimed theater director Robert Wilson. Nayak has also
composed music for numerous media projects for the United
Nations High Commission for Refugees, including a video
and music project, which was presented in over 220 countries
around the world.
||Fraction, is involved in a lot of collaborations such as:
multimedia collectives, sound installation, and so on, for
which he develops his own particular style, influenced by
past and present artists like John Cage, Aphex Twin, Monolake,
and the French tradition for the concrete and experimental
research. His music is entertaining and challenging, yet
at the same time engaging melodic conversation with its
listeners – keeping bodies stable so the minds feel
free to wander. The overall beat is driving and created
through a regular drum beat including other industrial sounds,
as if the beats were always the aforementioned well calculated
noise to an innovative structure of beat and melody in clever
and seamless motions.
A. Broms began his music career in 1977 with three years
as a chorister with the Grammy nominated National Boy Choir.
He continued studying piano, organ, and conducting with
the director, Brahmachari Keith. He received his Bachelor’s
Degree in Jazz Performances and Bass from Berklee College
of Music in 1986 where he studied with John LaPorta, Whit
Browne, and George Garzone. In 1986, he received the Abe
Laborial Award for the Most Outstanding Performance. He
received his Master’s Degree in Contemporary Improvisation
from New England Conservatory in 1990 where studied with
Bob Moses, Joe Maneri, and worked closely with Ran Blake
in redefining Third Stream Music today.
||Dani Dalinian started studying violin at eight years old
with Virginia Carmen, a protégé of Fritz Kreisler
and later continued studies at Catholic University with
William Starnes of the National Symphony in Washington D.C.
He is an international Columbia recording artist with Andromeda,
produced by Joe Raposo (CBS), and became friends with Bruce
Lundval (Blue Note Record). Recently, he has made an independent
recording, Raga For Peace, with Anupama (Tabla) and Shailendra
Mishra (sitar). He is a talented arranger, that is able
to play violin, cello, percussions, sitar, while giving
the perception of freedom of a unique artist.