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David Whetstone

David Whetstone

  • Senior Lecturer in Raga and Sitar, Music

Education & Professional History

Ali Akbar College of Music.

At Carleton since 1991.

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Music

DAVID WHETSTONE (Raga, Sitar) is a sitarist-disciple of the renowned Ustad Vilayat Khan, having begun his studies in 1971 with Brian Silver. In 1988 he received an American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Research Fellowship, and has collaborated and toured for over 20 years with poet Robert Bly and Rumi translator Coleman Barks, resulting in numerous recordings and films. In 1992 he co-founded and was Artistic Director of Minneapolis' Ragamala Music and Dance Theater, supplying the entire repertoire from 1992-1997. In 1999 he premiered excerpts of his new opera, White Nights, with the Rochester (MN) Orchestra and Chorus, soloist Dan Dressen, and conductor Jere Lantz.

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