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(Arts & Culture)
Hand Made Radio Experience
This week end nine people from Auroville participated to an original workshop in CRIPA. They call it handmade radio art. This workshop has been proposed by three sound artists from France (Elisabeth Gilly, Hélène Coeur and Chloé Sanchez) who monthly produce this kind of radio program on Radio Campus Paris (France) and call it : “La radio cousue main”. They proposed to go back to the early radio days when there were no Read more

Monday, 19 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Cycle of life
This project consists of two poems that I chose to read aloud and they are accompanied by music. The first poems is called "The Cycle Of Life "it explains how the cycle of life goes. This poem is anonymous. The second poem is called " Leisure " and its by William Henry Davies and its about free time and it talks about, that we do not have time to just do nothing in life. Read more

Thursday, 25 July 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Prelude
On the minimalistic setting of the stage, which comes to life with light effects and sound, a man relives certain moments of his life. Vivek Vijayakumaran in this solo performance brings to the audience amazingly vivid all those moments which seems to be the ones defining the man's life. His questions are also very intimately connected with social parameters, hypocrisy and religious beliefs. Great theater solo performance touching essentials of Indian diverse society in cultural and religious backgrounds. Read more

Saturday, 09 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
The Scratch Bandits Crew
Supa-Jay, Geoffresh and Syr are The Scratch Bandits Crew , and with their original approach to scratching have put audience of Pondicherry last night to their feet. The three scratch explorers presented their original tracks along with two remixes - of The Doors, and famous Busta Rhymes "Break Ya Neck". Whilst doing that they haven't forgotten to use their voices ; in all synergy of analogue and digital, acoustic and electronic ... Their performance was supported all along with original video mixes. Read more

Sunday, 17 February 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Sooner or Later Jazz Band

Four groups of musicians from Auroville, different styles from jazz to blues to rock, gathered on the open air stage of Kalabhumi, the artists' community, for a fundraising concert to cover the expenses necessary for repairs to the recording studio structure and equipment after the recent cyclone. Sooner or Later is a light atmosphere of playful jazz, excellent solos of musicians who's skills allow to transcend form the written form to the places beyond, and further, brought broad smiles on the faces of the numerous audience. Read more

Saturday, 06 October 2012
(City Life)
Maria and Giuseppe

Their over two months long volunteership at the Auroville Radio is about to end. In the conversation we find what triggered them to choose the Radio to contribute to the city. For Maria, an architect and artist, is the good place to connect all the ideas, all the facts, it is the right place to communicate to the entire world, and for the time being the only archive of most of the things that happen with accessibility to all. To Guiseppe, experimental anthropologist, radio is a good point where the wind come and stay together in peace Read more

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Bulgarian Dinner and Folk Music
Listen to a cross-cultural music experience by Marina and Nicolai from Bulgaria, who are spreading their instrumental and vocal music in different countries including Germany, India and Bulgaria. On Sunday evening they played in Sve-Dame, unfortunaltely facing some sound problems. After a rich Bulgarian dinner the audience listened to the tambura, other traditional instruments, and Nicolais sonorous voice. The combination of traditional folk music from Bulgaria and African or Indian music creates very unusual acoustics. Read more

Monday, 12 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Flip - Flop in the gardens
This recording was created on February 21st, shortly after the morning concentration at the Amphiteater. My walk started at the Matrimandir's gate toward the Banyan and back through the peace area, where I recorded conversations, guests entering the Matrimandir, workers busy in their tasks, and the songs of many birds. All the while, the rhythm of my feet on the earth accompanies the diverse sounds of the recording. Soundscapes, to me, share the beauty of a space in a way that doesn't have to be communicated in words; nothing but pure sound.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Metroxical New York Art Movie
On Saturday 18th at 4 pm at Audio Visual Room of Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas Pavillion of India, a collective of artists, Sindhu, Dass, Raghu and Ramesh, presented their movie "Metroxical New York" produced in New York. This work captured a complex mix of global music using all performing arts, improvised acoustic sets, even hand made instruments, in a place where one can hear music for free: the Subway. The experience demonstrates how a diverse audience can participate in dialogue without language, using music as universal form of communication. Read more

Tuesday, 21 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Piano Jazz by Hartmut von Lieres
Around sixty people gathered together on Saturday evening and listened to the contemplative piano music improvised by Hartmut von Lieres. He was born in Germany and has come to Auroville nine years ago. For him Auroville is the best place to express himself through his instrumental music. Nevertheless he also performs in Germany where he is quite famous. During his soulful songs the listeners had their eyes closed and followed the melodies with full concentration. Listen to the concert's recording. Read more

Monday, 20 February 2012
(News)
Current Council Issues
Today’s featured interview is with Lala of the Auroville Council talking about a few of the current issues. 21 Feb., eve of the Tibetan Dragon year 2139, Tibetan Chanting by students from Tibetan Children`s Village school in Dharamsala. Simple tunes of Aurelio convey the mantric atmosphere of the unfolding of SAVITRI at Savitri Bhavan Thursday, 23 Feb. 6 pm. Needed; a pool of Aurovilian volunteers to be around the Amphitheater when collective get-togethers take place; contact suryanina@auroville.org.in Read more

Wednesday, 15 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Jacky Mouvillat Live Music
On February 09, 2012, Jacky Mouvillat, a French musician living in America, and his team performed live at Pitanga, Auroville. With Jacky on the Chapman stick (a rare American instrument like a 12-string guitar), Anaka singing, Manosh Bardhan on Tabla and Mathew Littlewood on Soprano Saxophone, the concert was a wonderful potpourri of world music - Electroacoustic, Indie, Indian classical and Jazz - that left the audience asking for more. Click the play logo, listen and let go.... Live Concert Music, 60 minutes. Read more

Friday, 10 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
from Mumbai to Auroville pt.2
November 8th 2011, in the early morning, i found myself transported from Belgium to Mumbai. The heat, the smell of chai and betelnut, fresh coconut... I was in India! It was the beginning of my travel, that would take me to Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Madurai and Kodaikanal, to arrive in Auroville december 28th, two days earlier than cyclone Thane. You can listen to audio recordings documenting the trip. To be continued... Read more

Monday, 09 January 2012
(Arts & Culture)
from Mumbai to Auroville pt.1
November 8th 2011, in the early morning, i found myself transported from Belgium to Mumbai. The heat, the smell of chai and betelnut, fresh coconut... I was in India! It was the beginning of my travel, that would take me to Goa, Hampi, Mysore, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Madurai and Kodaikanal, to arrive in Auroville december 28th, two days earlier than cyclone Thane. You can listen to audio recordings documenting the trip. To be continued... Read more

Monday, 09 January 2012
(Economy)
Svaram new home
Aurelio sounded the Ring for the official opening of the new Svaram building. Puja interviewed him about this special day and its significance. He said that this particular building will serve as an exhibition place, storeroom and research space. Besides this Svaram has its first building on the outer ring road,. The new space replaces an old building that burnt down 3 years ago. It represents 1 degree of 360 degrees of the ring, and tries to invoke the original plan of Aruoville to manifest the symbol of the Galaxy plan. Read more

Wednesday, 28 December 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Mutation en cours
Les sculptures cassées, les papillons, Satprem, la solar kitchen, les cellules imaginales, la mutation, le son, la joie, le progrès, le chaos... Pouvons- nous participer consciemment à notre propre mutation. D'après Satprem: "Le poisson ne pouvait pas imaginer le reptile, ni le singe l'homme. Sans doute ne pouvons-nous pas non plus définir rationellement l'après-homme." Rencontre avec Marie-Claire et Chloé, autour du projet 'Mutation in Progress' exposé en ce moment à la Gallery Square Circle de Kalakendra, jusqu'au 16 octobre 2011. Read more

Thursday, 06 October 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Mutation: dans les coulisses...
Et voici un son provenant directement des coulisses du spectacle "mutation in progress"... Il y a avait Ana la danseuse, enceinte de 7 mois, suspendue dans les airs par un long drap au beau milieu d'une salle circulaire. Aussi tout autour, des sculptures lumineuses flottants dans les airs, rappelant le passage de la chenille au papillon. Les chuchotements c'est nous, Marie Claire (sculpture), Christoph (vidéo) et moi (son) face à un petit problème technique... Après la performance une jeune journaliste en herbe nous a dérobé le micro... Read more

Thursday, 06 October 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Violin of the Harmony
On Thursday September 8 in the Picture Gallery at Savitri Bhavan Ladislav Brozman, a well-known musician and violinist from Sri Aurobindo Ashram performed a Solo Violin Recital. The repertoir was consisted of Sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach (C-Major Sonata), Eugene Ysaye (First sonata for violin solo) and Arthur Honegger. The attending public was enraptured in enveloping sound-waves of eternal music. It was as if the higher world of harmony descended in this moment from higher spiritual plane. Read more

Monday, 12 September 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Comment ça va sur la terre ?

C'est l'heure oú les idées toutes faites tombent et se cassent. Plus rien ne reste sous nos têtes. En tombant, les idées toutes faites font d’étranges bruits, et c'est la fête ! Nous sommes dans un jardin d'enfants ! Tout est un jeu,ne nous prenons plus au sérieux: “C'est l'heure de l'inattendu”. Nous sommes tous sur le même terrain de jeu. Inspiration: Stage de radio créative offert par Chloé, les textes de Jean Tardieu et M. Druon, Euridyce, Yvelise, Manohar et les chaises grinçantes du cinema Paradiso.

Friday, 09 September 2011
(News)
Creativity Community Atelier
Featured is an interview with Audrey, a working artist who speaks about what she offers in the Creativity Community Atelier: an explorative experience through art. Available from Prisma is a new publication: ‘Auroville Farms, Forest and Botanical Garden’ which covers Auroville's early days, a short history of farming and greenwork plus a profile of a few of the nurseries and farms. A solo Violin Recital By Ladislav Brozman takes place tomorrow Thursday September 8, 5:30 pm at Savitri Bhavan, in the Picture Gallery. Read more

Wednesday, 07 September 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Maybe it is unique?
The creative radio workshop led by Chloé last week offered six days to experiment with different sounds. Here we are trying to weave the rich sounds of the Auroville forests, roads and cafes into a story about tango.

Wednesday, 07 September 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Brand New Band Rocks!
It took not more than two notes for all hands to start clapping right after the Brand New Band began playing and singing with the rhythm of "Life is Life" (Opus) at Kalabhumi, on Thursday April 29th. Then Joan Jett (I Love Rock & Roll), Madonna (Express yourself), the Beatles (Can't Buy Me Love), The Doors and many more, through their musics were part of the evening as sung by Angeli, Victoria, Anandi, Stav, Jana and Noe. Drums: Saga, Arthur; Piano: Anandi, Krisna; Flute: Yunsung; Clarinet: Manu; Guitar: Saga, Noe, Arthur; Bass: Isa, Saga; Sound: Fabien; Lights: Mahi; Vocals: Angeli, Victoria, Anandi, Stav, Noe and Jana. Read more

Friday, 29 April 2011
(Spirituality)
Full Moon Gathering
The Full Moon was celebrated on Monday April 18th at the feet of Sri Aurobindo's status. Around ten persons gathered in Savitri Bahvan at 8pm for this enlightening event. Celebration started with a slow motion music to give everyone some time to be physically and spiritually present to the moment. Recorded talks from the Mother then opened the evening both in English and in French. Each participants were then invited to read a paragraph of the Savitri book (page 116 to 128) while the moon started its appearance right in the back of Sri Aurobindo's Status. Two commemorative compositions by Sunil were finally played to accompany the complete raise of the Full Moon in a very quiet, deep and meaningful moment. Read more

Wednesday, 20 April 2011
(News)
Sounds of Auroville
Food for the soul and food for the body, this is the essence of the news today. We start featuring a interview with Raje and Aurelio, from Svaram. They share with us what are they doing and what is going to be their new exhibition that starts next Saturday at Tibetan Pavilion. The Auroville Marathon and Ultimate Frisbee tournament are happening this weekend and they need volunteers. Auroville Ultimate Frisbee team also makes an appeal to all Auroville units to help them in making this event even more complete. And: new timings for power shut-down. Be alert! Read more

Wednesday, 02 February 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Space to Earth
And there was a sound...from far. Maybe heard by someone or something. How many messages do we send out every second? Maybe heard by someone or something. Responds or messages, communication in vain? And yet, we want it or not, we plan it or not, Divine does play its own role, the way it can, in given circumstances. And how often do we thank for the grace and blessings showered on us? Bounties of life are given to us over and over, on this small dot, called Earth in endless Universe. Read more

Thursday, 07 October 2010
(Spirituality)
Thank you
How Auroville sounds... to me, to you ? This sound is just to express my fully and deep gratitude towards my Auroville's friends et ce quelque chose de si particulier ici à Auroville que j'aime tant. One may recognize the 15th august dawn fire, the famous Dalai Lama's question, the Matrimandir inner chamber silence, monsoon and more. Just listen and experience how beautiful sounds Auroville.

Monday, 23 August 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Day 2 : La nuit c`est magique

Journal sonore d'une expérience artistique et collective sur le thème de la mutation, Journée 2. Nous somme toujours à Arka vers 19h30, en compagnie des grenouilles. Ana la danseuse s'amuse avec son ombre à mettre en mouvement les sculptures de Marie-Claire. Quand tout à coup, un son venu de nul part s'invita à la danse...Vous avez loupé le Day 1 ? C'est par ici.

Thursday, 05 August 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Walking through soundscape

Just open your ears... For the World Listening Day Svaram invited us for a sound walk through Auroville soundscape. We started in Svaram crossing the village of Kotakarai, continue to the forest, arrive in the Matrimandir nursery and finally reached Unity Pavilion to listen to the mystique Russian bells. Listen to the recording of this walk and try to emerge yourself into the texture of sounds, feel reflection of sound to your inner landscape. The good thing is that we don't have to tell you how to listen, so enjoy !!

Tuesday, 03 August 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Transizione in Rotazione

La lenta migrazione delle stelle da est verso ovest lascia posto alle luci dell'alba ed i primi ad accorgersene sono gli uccelli. I suoni della notte lentamente vengono soppraffatti dalla sonorita' diurne. I galli intonano il loro canto che sembra disperatamente annunciare una fine piu' che un inizio. In lontananza il costante 'Om' emesso dalle onde del mare viene coperto dai frastornanti cambi di marcia di lontane corriere cariche di passeggeri assonnati. La notte si trasforma in giorno in questa costante rotazione terrestre.

Monday, 31 May 2010
(Arts & Culture)
Viaggiando a 100 Km/h

Scordatevi il brontolio regolare della tradizionalissima Ambassador 2000 D. Una cosa che certamente e' cambiata in India e' il modo di spostarsi. A parte le onnipresenti biciclette, moto e bus ora a farla da padrone sulle assolate strade indiane sono le automobili. Nei tredici minuti registrati su un taxi di ultima generazione, un Tata Indigo, potrete gustare un saporito ensable di suoni...

Sunday, 16 May 2010
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