Rhythmes Carnatiques – Workshop au Conservatoire de Bobigny

Workshop in collaboration with Patrick Villanueva. Conservatoire Jean Wiener in Bobigny (Paris)

Organisé par Patrick Villanueva pour les étudiants du jazz (24 octobre 2011)

dear Ludwig, again thank you for your presentation. Everybody liked it and I appreciated your effort of doing it in french. Above all, your insistance on playing and expressiveness brought freshness to the difficulties of indian rhythms, and what came after you (claves and body percussion)! I also enjoyed very much exchanging challenging ideas about education … Patrick Villanueva

Livre-CD ‘Musique d’Inde du Sud – Petit traité de musique carnatique’

Livre-CD en Français (2001) recommendé par Ludwig Pesch

Cet essai éclaire les traditions millénaires de la musique classique de l’Inde de Sud, transmise le long d’une chaîne orale continue de maître à disciple. L’auteur nous plonge dans les arcanes du raga et des émotions qu’il suscite et développe les clés des concordances symboliques et de l’apprentissage de cette musique carnatique considérée comme une voie spirituelle pour atteindre la libération du moi individuel et son union à l’universel.
Le CD tente de reconstituer les différentes phases d’un concert de musique carnatique avec notamment la voix d’Aruna Sayeeram et le violoniste T.N. Krishnan.
Un extrait du titre n° 6 est disponible à l’écoute.

Les titres du CD
1. Varnam : Om pranava ; Raga : Mayamalavagaula ; tala : adi (Aruna Sayeeram : chant) : 5’36
2. Kriti : Marivere gati ; Raga : Anandabhairavi ; tala : misra chappu (T.N. Krishnan : violon) : 14’15
3. Kriti : Vallabha nayakasya ; Raga : Begada ; tala : rupakam (Dr Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer : chant ; L. Subramaniam : violon) : 8’01
4. Raga : Alapana ; Raga : Kamboji (T.R. Mahalingam : flûte ; L. Subramaniam : violon) : 3’05
5. Kriti : Raga ratna malikace ; Raga : Ritigaula ; tala : rupakam (V. Doreswamy Iyengar : vina) : 15’50
6. Alapana et kriti : Marakata mani ; Raga : Varali ; tala : adi (D.K. Pattammal : chant) : 9’28
7. Padam : Ninnu juchi ; Raga : Punnagavarali ; tala : tisra triputa (Aruna Sayeeram : chant) : 9’28
8. Tillana ; Raga : kapi ; tala : lakshmsam (Trivandrum R.S. Mani : chant) : 2’02

Enseignante de formation, Isabelle Clinquart a vécu pendant dix ans au Kerala, où elle a appris la danse et le chant de théâtre kathakali, ainsi que la musique carnatique. Elle a donné ses premiers concerts en 1997 et s’est produite régulièrement au Kerala tout en poursuivant son apprentissage.

21,00 € disponible
Collection : musiques du monde
179 pages
Illustrations 35 N&B
14 x 18 / Livre-CD broché / 2001 2-7427-3324-8

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Ladders to Heaven (Leiterli-Spiel) des Museum Rietberg Zürich für iPhone & iPad Spiel

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Dieses iPad/iPhone* Game ist eine Neuinterpretation des indischen Brettspiels «Snakes and Ladders». Die Ästhetik und Musik des Spiels beruhen auf altindischer Malerei und indischen Rhythmen. Jetzt gratis herunterladen im AppStore!

Ein Besuch der Ausstellungen des Museum Rietberg in Zürich lohnt sich!

* kompatibel mit den neuen Modellen des iPod touch

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Workshop for Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen (Netherlands)


Participants from different age groups and cultural backgrounds instantly make music together. They gain self-confidence by making music together even without previous experience. Site-specific workshops for educational and cultural institutions are conducted in English, German, Dutch and French. www.aiume.org

About this video clip
Manickam Yogeswaran recapitulates the variation on a traditional rhythmic pattern created by students.

Workshop at Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen (The Netherlands), 30 June 2011.

Learning from one another

Rabindranath Tagore sketched by Dutch artist Martin Monnickendam during a lecture tour in September 1920 © Stadsarchief Amsterdam

In their 1930 discussion, Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein sought to overcome the predicament that “really good music, whether of the East or of the West, cannot be analyzed [Einstein] … and what deeply affects the hearer is beyond himself [Tagore]”

It is in this spirit of learning from one another that we invite fellow musicians and educators to join us; each pursuing his or her quest for the “treasure which is our own” (Zimmer), irrespective of our cultural roots.

As initiators of AIUME, we invite all members of the teaching community to resist compartmentalisation of the arts in general (Coomaraswamy) when they have the potential to transcend discrimination based on ethnicity, gender issues or sectarian beliefs.

“The rhythmic, breathing quality of form is the test of a work of art”

– Stella Kramrisch

Recommended reading

  • Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. The Transformation of Nature in Art. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 2004.
  • Kramrisch, Stella. The Art of India: Traditions of Indian Sculpture, Painting and Architecture. London: The Phaidon Press (2nd ed.) 1955.
  • Dutta, Krishna and Andrew Robinson (eds.). Rabindranath Tagore: an anthology. London: Picador, 1997.
  • Zimmer, Heinrich and Campbell, Joseph (Editor). Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization. Bollingen Series VI, Princeton University Press. Princeton, 1946/1972.

More on and by Rabindranath Tagore >>

Listen to Tagore: Unlocking Cages: Sunil Khilnani tells the story of the Bengali writer and thinker Rabindranath Tagore: https://bbc.in/1KVh4Cf >>
The acclaimed BBC 4 podcast series titled Incarnations: India in 50 Lives has also been published in book form (Allen Lane).

“I was moved by how many of these lives pose challenges to the Indian present,” he writes, “and remind us of future possibilities that are in danger of being closed off.” – Sunil Khilnani quoted in a review by William Dalrymple in The Guardian (14 March 2016)

De “karnatische” muziek van Zuid-India

Tyagaraja (1767-1847) as visualised by S. Rajam
Tyagaraja (1767-1847) as visualised by S. Rajam

In de zogenaamde “karnatische” muziek van Zuid-India vormt elke compositie, lied, gedicht, dans of kunstwerk een steentje in een groot mozaïek.

Volgens de Indiase traditie verrijken de kunsten het leven van iedereen. Muziek wordt als de makkelijkste manier beschouwd om dit ideaal naar de praktijk te vertalen. Het Sanskriet woord sampurna (spreek uit: sampoerna) betekent een reeks van zeven tonen. In ruimere zin betekent sampurna “volledig, heel, helder klinkend, sonoor”, kortom iets dat mensen in alle culturen en tijdperken als harmonisch en bevredigend hebben ervaren.
Vanuit het begrip “sampurna” verkennen wij samen hoe alle artistieke uitingen van Zuid-India onderling verbonden zijn. Muziek is terug te vinden in schilderingen en sculpturen, in dans, in de kunst van het alledaagse leven, in de cyclus van seizoenen en op de kalender van tempelfeesten. Door middel van raga (melodie), tala (ritme) en rasa (letterlijk: ‘smaak’, ‘essentie’, ‘genezende kracht’) spreekt muziek tot de verbeelding van musici en luisteraars.

In de Indiase literatuur kom je vaak de spreekwoordelijke “64 kunsten” tegen. Dit omvat eigenlijk “alles” – kunsten en andere activiteiten – waaraan ons leven zijn gevoel van waarde en schoonheid ontleent. Het is niet alleen een vraag van onze persoonlijke “lifestyle”, maar gaat ook over een gemeenschappelijke manier van leven. In de oude tradities vormden en vormen beiden een geheel. Deze manier van samen denken, samen doen en samen musiceren verdient ook bij ons een herwaardering.

Ludwig Pesch

Manickam Yogeswaran – reviews

“A singer in the Indian classical tradition, a great improviser and someone who brings a completely different approach to intonation.” – SINGER MAGAZINE

“The contemporary feel of the music is a result of the catchy harmonies and melodies melding perfectly with the historical roots and Tamil musicianship. … Astounding!” – Matthew Forss –insideworldmusic.blogspot.com

“Laced with haunting Tamil vocals by British-based musician Manickam Yogeswaran … shaping its emotional crescendo.” – FILM SCORE DAILY (“25th hour” filmscore by Terence Blanchard)

“skilful modulation … soft and malleable voice” – THE HINDU

“For Yogeswaran’s flight of imagination there was only his own piece, a South Indian Ave Maria …  a high point.” (The Shout Christmas Show) – THE GUARDIAN

”Yoga’s vocal technique comfortably manages a range of pitch, intensity, volume and speed … designed to carry words of peace, love and devotion. – (CD review “Peace for Paradise”) Matthew Shorter – GLOBAL MUSIC CULTURE

Yogeswaran’s music is steeped in the Temple traditions of South India.

He is a disciple of Padmabushan Sangitha Kalanidhi Sri T V Gopalakrishnan.

Yogeswaran performs worldwide: from traditional “Carnatic” formats (accompanied by violin, mirdangam, kanjira and tambura) to orchestras just as in musicals and in the context of Western contemporary music.

As noted by Indian and Western reviewers, his concerts are marked by a rear blend of creativity, virtuosity and high emotive quality.

He was the first ever Tamil voice in Hollywood.

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Carnatic music workshops for all

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Melodious music and captivating rhythms in which to get immersed; joyfully and immediately; with self-confidence yet always together even without having any previous experience.

Site-specific workshops can be arranged and conducted in English, German, Dutch and French.

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