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The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music available again

Book reviews: The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music | Publisher’s details | About the author 2019 reprint of the 2009 2nd. rev. ed.

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On the responsibility to share one’s legacy: “My music is never isolated” – Aruna Sairam

The Sangita Kalanidhi is a happy validation of Sairam’s life and struggles, but “it also entails an important responsibility — to record, document, and share,” she points out. This year’s Sangita Kalanidhi awardee says the freedom to create helped her channel her life into art | Read the full interview (The Hindu, 5 October 2018) […]

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Exploring a wealth of rhythmic and melodic motifs: Interactive music session for and with Montessori teachers – Zurich

At the invitation of Christine Urand (Director, Rietberg Montessori School) Ludwig Pesch took the full assembly of teachers on a musical journey across South India: exploring a wealth of rhythmic and melodic motifs suitable for young learners while enabling parents, teachers and care-givers to enjoy music making themselves (even as “lay people”, musically speaking). This […]

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Tyagaraja celebration at Gandhi Centre The Hague

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Contribution to the world conference of the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow – ISME 2016

“Yours figuratively: Indian music in intercultural education” Date: Thursday 28th July 2016 (17:15 – 18:15) Venue: AGOS Studio Paper Number: 704.00 | Submission Category: Demonstration/Workshop Special Interest Group (SIG): Practice & Research in Integrated Music Education For more details, kindly check the  isme2016glasgow.org website during the conference  (24-29 July 2016) Abstract Music counts among the proverbial “64 arts and skills” of ancient […]

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“Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered

“Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered” by Ludwig Pesch (Amsterdam) in Gardner, Matthew; Walsdorf, Hanna (Hrsg.). Musik – Politik – Identität. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 2016 (Musikwissenschaften) This essay evolved from a presentation for participants at the music conference “Music | Musics. Structures and Processes” held at Goettingen University (4-8 September 2012); with due credits to the editors. […]

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ISME World conference in Glasgow from 24 to 29 July 2016

We look forward to seeing you (again), either at 2016 World conference of the International Society for Music Education in Glasgow (24-29 July), or anywhere else >>  

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Manickam Yogeswaran in World Premiere: “Ode an die Nacht” by Harald Weiss

Postponed – check here for updates or view Manickam Yogeswara’s  Facebook page Original schedule: Bremen, Sonntag, 31.05.2015 | 18:00 Uhr | Glocke, Großer Saal Harald Weiss: »Ode an die Nacht« (Uraufführung) »Und das Licht scheint in der Finsternis« Manickam Yogeswaran Indischer Gesang Elsbeth Moser Bajan Peter Müller Synthesizer und Klavier Kinderchor aus Bremen EuropaChorAkademie Joshard Daus Dirigent “Beginnend und endend […]

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Bambusquerflöte & Tambura (Konzert mit Workshop) – Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft

Ludwig Pesch (Bambusquerflöte) & Arnulf Merckens (Tambura) Datum: Di 8. April 2014 (19:00) Ort: Kulturzentrum KoKi (Pumpe) Raum 1, Haßstraße 22, 24103 Kiel – Anfahrt Veranstalter: Deutsch-Indische Gesellschaft Kiel e.V. – digkiel@googlemail.com Die Musiker Ludwig Pesch (1955) spezialisierte sich auf die südindische Bambusquerflöte, als er am  Kalakshetra College bei Ramachandra Shastry (1906-92) studierte. Gemeinsam mit ihm konzertierte er bei zahlreichen Anlässen. In Zusammenarbeit mit den […]

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What Makes Music European: Looking Beyond Sound – book recommendation (ignoring its author’s warning)

Sorce Keller, Marcello. What Makes Music European: Looking Beyond Sound.Europea: Ethnomusicologies and Modernities, 12. Lanham: Scarecrow Press,2012. xxv, 303 pp., bibliography, index. ISBN 978-0-8108-7671-2. Great reading for anyone interested in fresh cultural perspectives; backed up by a wealth of sources and covering a mind boggling range of topics! In short: serious scholarship yet fun to read. So don’t let […]