Ladders to Heaven game by Museum Rietberg Zürich now available for free from the AppStore: my music figures in a digital interpretation of the ancient Indian board game “Snakes and Ladders” that uncovers the marvelous world of Indian painting.
De kunstmuziek in het noorden heet Hindoestaanse muziek en die in het zuiden Karnatische muziek. Hoe ervaren luisteraars de kleuren en stemmingen die de raga’s uitdrukken, en de tijd, en de stilte? Dit verkennen we aan de hand van een lezing en workshops door
Ladders to Heaven 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
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.
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
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.
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.”