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Programs by The-Unstitute:

Unvironments 5: Breath

The Unstitute (UK artists Marianna and Daniel) concludes its sonic exploration of meditative landscapes, created from the sounds collected in and around of Auroville, India where The Unstitute is currently in residence practicing the yoga of work.

This meditational landscape ‘Breath’ invokes an inner reality of breath as it unfolds in its rhythmic form and travels through vibrational chambers, echoing in the vast labyrinthine spaces created out layers of recordings of breath, voices and wind instruments.

Bhakti poetry in music and dance

24th March, 2016
Savitri Bhavan

A mesmerising performnce by Gordon Korstange on South Indian Flute, Joel Eisenkramer on Hindustani Slide Guitar and Madhumita Padnaik is improvised dancing to the narrative of the poetry read in English during the performance.

Bhakti movement refers to the theistic devotional trend that emerged in medieval Hinduism. It originated in the seventh-century Tamil South India (now parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala), and spread northwards.
The meaning of the term Bhakti is analogous but different than Kama. Kama connotes emotional connection, sometimes with sensual devotion and erotic love. Bhakti, in contrast, is spiritual, a love and devotion to religious concepts or principles, that engages both emotion and

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Mar 2016

A Poem for Refugees

Tuesday 22 March, 2016
Unity Pavilion, Auroville

As a part of the World Poetry Movement, Unity Pavilion presents A Poem for Refugees for all those who have been misplaced, having to leave their Motherland because of wars and human suffering.

This is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual gathering where poets, musicians and friends share their heartfelt stories and sending peace and love to those in need.

Comments: 0 Date: 24 Mar 2016

Auroville Sisters Concert

Auroville Sisters Concert at Visitor’s Centre

18th March, 2016

A beautiful concert with a brand new selection songs performed by AV Sisters in Russian, Tamil, French and English.

Auroville Sisters: Swaha, Vera and Shakti

The band: Holger, Francoise, Robert and Ashaman

Comments: 0 Date: 21 Mar 2016

Psychic Fire

An Offering for Auroville on it’s 48th Birthday

Taken from a recording of the dawn-fire at the amphitheatre on Auroville’s Birthday 2016, ‘Psychic Fire’ mines deeply the sound vibrations of the flame to release an inner complexity of harmony, dissonance, voices, shadows. The fire – which in its base perception is experienced as Fear – is transcribed into the meditative reality of divine anarchy, the primordial life-energy which is both the characteristic of Homo Sapiens (inquisitiveness/knowingness, burned on the Promethean fire of creative wisdom,) and of the evolution of consciousness, driving ever onwards towards states of greater cognitive complexity – towards the superhuman; the first rung on the ladder of conscious evolution.
This is not music, but I feel it is not abstraction either. Hovering between the half-light of conscious and unconscious reality, just as we so often hover between superhuman and ape mentalities, the audio field I have tried to produce is a psychic fire for the mind.

Daniel, on behalf of The Unstitute

The Integral Paradigm- Day 3


Guest Presenters:

Natalia Pavlovskaya -Science and Sociology
Ananta Giri -Philosophy and Psychology
Arnab Chowdhury– Music and Poetry
Tong Schraa-Liu -Business and Society
Matthew Rich-Tolsma– Metatheory and Educational Praxis

Final day presentations of a seminar on the integration of senses, the faculties, the individual, universal, and transcendent Self; the approaches and disciplines of knowledge -seeing, hearing , speaking, thinking.
An exploration in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s interpretation of Upanishads and Vedas.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, published in 1798. Here, Holger Jetter delivers an electrifying improvisation of English Romanicism, articulated through the concept of the ‘Sublime’ and expressed with great colour and dynamism through a variety of instruments.

Norman Bowler has performed with this poem many times. Holger Jetter composed music especially for this performance. Matt Littlewood and Nadaprem play with him.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest’s reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner’s story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem.

Read the poem here:

Recorded and mastered by The Unstitute

Comments: 0 Date: 10 Mar 2016

Homage to Saint Tyagaraja

Musical homage to Saint Tyagaraja
Pavilion of India, Bharat Nivas

Under the auspices of Tamil Heritage Centre, Bharat Nivas and Telugu Samskritika
Chief Guest: Kavingar R. Meenakshi
Organised by: Homage to St. Tyagaraja Programme Group

Saint Tyagaraja (1767 – 1847) was one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music or Indian classical music. He was a prolific composer and highly influential in the development of the classical music tradition. Tyagaraja composed thousands of devotional compositions, most in Telugu and in praise of Lord Rama, many of which remain very popular even today.

Concert by Ladislav Brozman

A Classical Concert by Ladislav Brozman

A concluding part of The Integral Paradigm of Knowledge seminar on the integration of senses, the faculties, the individual, universal, and transcendent Self; the approaches and disciplines of knowledge -seeing, hearing, speaking, thinking.
D Minor sonata by J.S.Bach

50th Anniversary General Meeting

Auroville 50th Anniversary Update and General Information Meeting

Meeting and presentation about the preliminary planning stages and participatory planning process of Auroville 50th Birthday in February 2018, followed by questions and answers.

Comments: 0 Date: 07 Mar 2016
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