A short award winning video poem and experimental ethnographic documentary about Shivite Monks. Background music is composed and performed by Patric Marks
Lecture Demonstration- 6 movies
Patric gives a lecture demonstration at UIUC. at Urbana-Champaign Il. Yatin Vaid accompanied Patric on the Tabla and Retnem Potti (a long-time student of Patric's) was on the Tanpura.
Nov 21, 1999
Patric talks about and plays one of his favorite folk melodies from Bengal, O Nadi Ri ( Oh River )
Starting with a basic Kafi scale
A tough act to follow. Patric tells a funny story about having to follow a Kenny Rogers act with an audience all fired up by the famous country western singer.
Variations on Kirwani
A concert for the Indian Classical Music Society. Mishra Kafi
Recorded in the early 90's
Patric Playing Yaman Kalyan with a young Khader Khan. I believe these videos where made to showcase Kander on the tabla.
Behag with Khader Khan on the Tabla
O Nadi Ri
Margaret introduces Patric to the American Medical Society members- Kirwani
There aren't that many official recordings of Patric's work. Fortunately there are unofficial recordings and some bootleg copies (thanks to Brian Dering a long time friend and sound technician) The tracks below have been remastered, cleaned and edited May 8 2009 by Brian Dering and Sam Beckley at Gremlin Studios - Aurora Illinois.
All Material protected by copyright 2009:
Patric Marks Collection
Track 1 Introduction: Patric Marks - Time: 5:22
Track 2 Kirwani: Patric Marks, Sitar - Rick Schafer,Tanpura Time 16:40
Track 3 Bhatyali Dhun: Patric Marks, Sitar - Rick Schafer, Tanpura - Time 4:05. These were recorded at Griffith High School in Griffith, Indiana on October 10, 1973. Original mix and recording by Terry Schafer. Rick Schafer and his brother Terry provided these wonderful recordings they preserved all these years. Their assistance in providing a clean copy was instrumental in getting this project off the ground.
Track 4 Mishra Kafi: Patric Marks, Sitar - Shayam Kane, Tabla - Retnem Potti, Tanpura - Time 32:44
Track 5 Ragamala (Garland of Ragas): Patric Marks, Sitar Shayam Kane, Tabla - Retnem Potti, Tanpura - Time 11:27. These were recorded in 1995 at a special concert for Patric's Guru and Ustad, Ustad Ghulam Hussain Khan during his visit in the United States. Original mix and recording by Brian Dering, Patric's Engineer.
Track 6 Oh Nodi Re by Hemant Kumar: Patric Marks, Sitar Shayam Kane, Tabla - Retnem Potti,' Tanpura - Time 4:04. Recorded at the 1995 concert for Ghulam Hussain Khan. This is Patric's interpretation of the Hemant Kumar melody from the movie Siddhartha based on an old folk tune. Original mix and recording by Brian Dering.
Track 7 Nanda Nandana Bhajan: Patric Marks, Vocal and Harmonium with "Geetamritham" the bhajan group of the Amma Center of Chieago - Time 2:47. Recorded September 2008 at a special program honoring Mata Amritanandamayi Devi's birthday. Patric directed and composed for, played harmonium and sang with this group for years. This bhajan, one of Patric's favorites.
Here are some recordings by Gulam Hussein Khan, Patric's teacher and Guru. It's interesting to note some of the similarities in sound and technique.
Raga Priti Hindoli.mp3
ANGELS IN DISGUISE by Linda M. Smith @ 1992
LINDA M. SMITH - LEAD VOCAL & KEYBOARDS MICHAEL SMITH - ACOUSTIC GUITAR MARK BERINGER - BASS PATRIC MARKS - SITAR & TAMBORA KALYAN PATHAK - TABLA FAREED HAQUE - CLASSICAL GUITAR & SITAR GUITAR ROB ARENDT - DRUMS & PERCUSSION