VINAYAK VARIATIONS 
Vinayak variations is based on a tune by my friend Vinayak Netke - an extraordinarily talented tabla player based in Mumbai.
I met Vinayak at the South Asian Music Residency, hosted by KMMC and the Goethe Insitute, Chennai. Vinayak wrote this [untitled] tune for part of a collaborative project at SAMUR that didn't end up being used. So I asked him if I could use his tune for a set of violin variations [he kindly agreed].
The set is not an attempt to write "fusion" music, expect in the sense that all music is fusion. It's an affectionate gesture of friendship to Vinayak. It's also a nod to previous violin virtuoso composers [Paganini, Wieniawski, Sarasate, etc].