Kavichandran Alexander

Kavichandran Alexander (born May 3, 1949) is an audio engineer and record producer. He is a Sri Lankan Tamil.

Kavichandran Alexander
Born
Kavichandran Alexander

(1952-01-01) 1 January 1952
OccupationAudio engineer, record producer
Websitewaterlilyacoustics.com

In 1984, he started the Water Lily Acoustics record label based in Santa Barbara, California. Alexander was the producer and engineer for the 1993 album A Meeting by the River, featuring Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, which won a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.

Early life

In 1968, he moved to Paris, and at age of 18, played in the French production of Hair by Shakespeare & Co. He then moved to Brussels to study at the Mudra School of Dance started by choreographer Maurice Béjart.[1]

After a tour of the East, he created a new record label, Indian Shellac Company. After getting married, he moved to Sweden.

Water Lily Acoustics

In 1984, Alexander started the Water Lily Acoustics record label based in Santa Barbara, California. He named the company in honour of his mother, Lily.

Recordings released by Water Lily Acoustics have been nominated twice for Grammy Awards.[2] Alexander was the producer and engineer for the 1993 album A Meeting by the River, featuring Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, which won a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.

Water Lily Acoustics has also recorded Indian musicians, including Padmavibushan Dr. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Padmabushan Professor V. G. Jog, Padmavibushan Pandit Jasraj, Padmabushan Dr. N. Ramani, Ustad Imrat Khan, Ustad Zia Fariddudin Dagar, Padmashri Dr. L. Subramaniam, Padmashri V. M. Bhatt, Padmashri Kadri Gopalnath, Padmashri Ustad Rashid Khan, Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Swapan Chaudhuri, and Guruvayur Dorai.

South American, Asian, and African master musicians recorded by Water Lily Acoustics include Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, and Jose Neto.

Symphony orchestras recorded by Water Lily Acoustics to date include the Philadelphia Orchestra (Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch), the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Maestro Yuri Temirkanov), the Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra (Maestro Aleksandr Dmitriyev), and the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra (Maestro Zoltán Kocsis).

References

  1. "Water Lily Acoustics". Tnt-audio.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  2. "Innovative Purist of Audio". India Currents. 1 February 2005. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
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