Grammy winner American maverick cellist and composer David Darling (Buy
CD / Download MP3 Online) plans to record a
Titled “Everything Is Heart Breaking”, Darling reportedly wants to
record this solo CD with meditation drones and singing in raga scales in
collaboration with German producer Manfried Eicher of ECM Records and
keyboardist Kit Walker. He has recorded over 20 albums and his “A Prayer
for Compassion” won the prestigious Grammy last month.
Congratulating David Darling on winning Grammy, Hindu statesman
Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called for introduction
of “kirtan” as new field of awards at Grammys next year. Outside India,
“kirtan” was attracting large audiences in USA, Canada, United Kingdom,
and many other countries of the world, resulting in various new albums
and creation of star “kirtan” artists. It was the time Grammys organizer
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of USA opened its eyes
to the sentiments of people, Zed, who is president of Universal Society
of Hinduism, added.
Indiana born Darling, 68, who now lives in Goshen (Connecticut),
dabbled in various styles, including jazz, African, classical,
Brazilian, and Indian music. He has written and performed in over a
dozen movies, including MTV nominated “Heat” (Michael Mann). His other
albums include “8-String Religion”.