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Svaram 9th Birthday Celebration

The Svaram 9th Birthday was celebrated in the showroom building in front of the laboratory of musical instruments. It started at 5 pm with an invocation by Abbot Martin Mosko. He sang a ancient Zen Buddhist chant.
At 5:15 pm there was a premiere listening of the CD Palm of my Hand (by Sunshine Music) a musical poetic collaboration by Anungla and Holger.
Shortly after Katy Sedna performed two songs with her acustic guitar.
Later played the trio composed by Harshad (santoor), Nadaprem (violin and bansuri) and Teo (space drum).

After a collective concentration at the feet of a beautiful banyan tree the guests moved in the laboratry. A south Indian dinner was served and a fire/drum circle closed the evening.

Italian version – La celebrazione del nono compleannno di Svaram e’ cominciata al primo piano dello showroom con l’esecuzione dal vivo di una antica invocazione Zen da parte del Maestro Martin Mosko: un complesso esercizio d’emissione di suoni gutturali.
Ha seguito la presentazione di alcuni brani estratti dal CD Palm of my Hand di Anungla e Holger, edito dalla Sunshine Music e di prossima distribuzione. La voce di Anungla su costruzioni elettroacustiche ha lentamente dato spazio alla performance, con chitarra acustica e voce, di Katy Sedna.
Infine il trio composto da Harshad (santoor), Nadaprem (violin e bansuri) e Teo (space drum) ha improvvisato un dialogo inedito fra gli strumenti.
Dopo la concentrazione colletiva ai piedi del Banyan, gli intervenuti hanno avuto la possibilita’ di suonare gli strumenti musicali esposti. La cena, il fuoco, le danze ed i ritmi delle percussioni hanno portato, nel migliore dei modi, la celebrazione alla sua conclusione.

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Feb 2012

Sitar and Tabla

Last Monday night at Pitanga, the amazing sitar player Nikhil played along with Rashmi on his tabla. The equally gifted musicians were playing together for the first time ever. It was a true joy to the ears to witness them perform at Pitanga. Nikhil played ragas, melodic modes used in Indian classical music. This performance being the first where they were playing together,
Rashmi fluently improvised to Nikhil’s tunes. We are happy to say he did a flawless job. Complementing each other, they brought the concert to a musical climax.

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Feb 2012

Martenitsa and Meditation

At the occasion of the opening of the main hall of Unity Pavilion in the International Zone on 29th February, the visiting Bulgarian artists will start the Invocation for the Bulgarian Pavilion. Also in the morning and early afternoon, Antonia Duende will conduct a workshop on martenitsa. Activities of the Bulgarian artist will continue at different locations for different events, and will conclude with Urban Tao Ecocentric, a pantomime by Stojan Radev and the Overground Arts Alliance on March 10th at 8:00 pm, Bharat Nivas Auditorium.

The object of the yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine’s sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine. Its object is not to be a great yogi or a Superman (although that may come) or to grab at the Divine for the sake of the ego’s power, pride or pleasure. It is not for Moksha though liberation comes by it and all else may come, but these must not be our objects. The Divine alone is our object.Sri Aurobindo

About the Unity Pavilion
The most important idea is that the unity of the human race can be achieved neither by uniformity nor by domination or subjection. Only a synthetic organization of all nations, each one occupying its true place according to its own genius and the part it has to play in the whole, can bring about a comprehensive and progressive unification which has any chance of enduring. And if this synthesis is to be a living one, the grouping should be effectuated around a central idea that is as wide and high as possible, in which all tendencies, even the most contradictory, may find their respective places. . The first aim will therefore be to help the individuals to become aware of the fundamental genius of the nation to which they belong and at the same time to bring them in contact with the ways of life of other nations, so that they learn to know and respect equally the true spirit of all the countries of the world. For, in order to be real and workable, any world-organization must be based on this mutual respect and understanding between nation and nation as well as between individual and individual….Each nation would thus have a very practical and concrete interest in this cultural synthesis and could collaborate in the work by taking responsibility for the pavilion that represents it. The Mother

Comments: 0 Date: 24 Feb 2012

Solar Songs about Savitri

Based on the rhythm and inherent melody of the epic word, these simple tunes want to convey the mantric atmosphere of the solar myth about Savitri and her stories. The audience in the Savitri Bhavan center closed their eyes and followed the contemplative music as if in meditation. Aurelio: Voice and Tambura. Nadaprem: Bansuri, Viola, Computer

Comments: 0 Date: 23 Feb 2012

Garden concert by Ariel Eisen

On a beautiful afternoon in the gardens of Mitra Youth Hostel, American singer/songwriter Ariel Eisen decided to treat us to a small and spontaneous performance. She has been in Auroville since January, and essentially came to study carnatic singing, but found in Auroville a place of peace and inspiration.
She plays three original songs, one of which was written in the same garden it is played in now for the first time. She is delighted to give part of herself to Auroville, which has already given her so much.

Comments: 0 Date: 21 Feb 2012

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.

This art movie offers an alchemy of different sound and color movements, revealing a powerful resonance experienced by a multi-cultural audience and musical prowess from all over the world.
In a space out of a normal regulation, the colorful performers met the audience in a share spirit, enjoying with rare passion their own art, maybe playing for a sole person or involving some passengers to try unknown instruments: the need to be together as an individual part of the whole and then the whole itself. This visual work is a good example of how the art generates other art.

Comments: 0 Date: 18 Feb 2012

Krishna's Temple Rock

Krishna Kumar, a musician and teacher of Carnatic music, through his band ‘Krishna’s Temple Rock’ creates a new global music drawing its roots from traditional Carnatic ragas and songs sung for the divine in the temples, and setting them into new musical frames inspired by Western rock and jazz. The five musicians fuse their particular approaches and styles, their feelings and experiences into unique compositions, making Krishna’s Temple Rock a contributor to world music.

Vocal and Kancheera: Krishna Kumar
Keyboards: Aman Mahajan
Electric Guitar: Jaysidhar
Bass Guitar: Raasu
Drums: Souri Rajan

Comments: 0 Date: 18 Feb 2012

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.

Comments: 0 Date: 18 Feb 2012

Songs of Love Longing Concert

The full name of this concert is “Songs of Love Longing and Liberation beyond Borders”, a fantastic performance by Parvathy Baul and Latif Bolat with the sound of Asian spiritual traditions. Overall an enchanting night, with candles on stage surrounding Parvathy. Her amazing voice and skill with playing multiple instruments at the same time: a Guggi (Drum) and an Ektara. Parvathy was altogether a beauty, a storm, a child or a tiger, with a voice coming from an other spiritual dimension. made it a performance to be remembered.

Comments: 0 Date: 15 Feb 2012

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.

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Feb 2012
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