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Indian music and the west – an account by Sangita Kalanidhi Trichy Sankaran

Mridangam maestro Trichy Sankaran – Photo: courtesy The Hindu The Hindu, 31 Dec. 2011 Tiruvarur to Texas, Carnatic musicians have transcended global cultures, echoing the seven notes to the West. Trichy Sankaran,to be honoured with the Sangita Kalanidhi today, summarises Carnatic music’s history in America in a chat with critic Veejay Sai While everyone is aware […]

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A Musical Lotus Pond – workshop at ISME 2012 World Conference

PurposeProbing the depths of Indian sounds and symbols both for their interdisciplinary potential and intrinsic value. ContentWe pool musical, visual and numerical motifs. Sounds, hand gestures and movements link two school subjects within a single session; and more subjects wherever this approach lends itself to being integrated into a curriculum. MethodThe “Musical Lotus Pond” is […]

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Rabindranath Tagore on new creations: a fundamental human need

“It is not the distinctive quality of man to be a mere repetition of his ancestors. Animals cling to the nests of their effete habits; man expresses himself age after age in new creations.”  Rabindranath Tagore in 1931 Source: Tagore on Gandhi, New Delhi 2008, p. 31 More on fundamental human needs on wikipedia >> Human scale development […]

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Manickam Yogeswaran’s Finger tänzeln mit Leichtigkeit auf dem Bambusrohr – Bericht in tagesspiegel.de

Die Kreuzberger Global Music Academy will ein Bildungszentrum für die Musikkulturen aus aller Welt werden. Bald soll man hier auch Bachelor und Master machen können. Ein Kursbesuch. Manickam Yogeswarans Finger tippeln leicht auf einem Bambusrohr auf und ab. Ein seichter Ton hallt durch den Raum. Das Bambusrohr, das der Musiklehrer sich an den Mund hält, […]

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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 […]

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Music for Snake and Ladders game Museum Rietberg

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.  

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De “karnatische” muziek van Zuid-India

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 […]