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Dealing with life’s challenges with the help of music – and understanding it better, to begin with: “Why we love music”, a book by John Powell

“The effect of music on our body chemistry is particularly fascinating to me. Our bodies effectively contain an internal pharmacy that dispenses various chemicals to help us deal with life’s challenges.” – John Powell More about this book In “Why

“Eine kleine Weltmusik: die Musik der Santal” in Klangkörper. Saiteninstrumente aus Indien – Rezension in ASIEN 139

Johannes Beltz; Marie Eve Celio-Scheurer (Hgg.): Klangkörper. Saiteninstrumente aus Indien. Zürich: Museum Rietberg, 2015. 81 S., 23 EUR | Zur Ausstellung in Indien und über die Englische Ausgabe: Cadence and Counterpoint, Documenting Santal Musical Traditions by Johannes Beltz, Ruchira Ghose and Maria-Eve Celio-Scheurer (eds.) >>

“If my moon would be your sun” – SAT 27 MAY 2017 (9 P.M.) –  St. MATTHÄUS CHURCH am Kulturforum  – Berlin

//” Wenn mein Mond deine Sonne wär” – SAMSTAG – 27. MAI 2017 –  St. MATTHÄUS KIRCHE am Kulturforum- 21 UHR https://www.kirchentag.de/teilnehmen/karten_und_preise.html Anlässlich des Deutschen Evangelischen Kirchentages im Rahmen der Feierlichkeiten zu 500 Jahren Reformation. On the occasion of the Evangelischer Kirchentag,

Tip: The Melodic Mystery (on “carrying a tune” when our brains operate so differently) – BBC Discovery radio & podcast

Singing and Navigating – The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry Two challenges for the team today involving singing and navigating. “Why is my mother tone deaf?” asks listener Simon, “and can I do anything to ensure my son can

Video | Chor@Berlin 2017: Ode an die Nacht (Ausschnitt)

Chor@Berlin 2017: Ode an die Nacht (Ausschnitt) from Deutscher Chorverband on Vimeo. Mit „Ode an die Nacht“ gelangte im Rahmen von Chor@Berlin am 24. Februar 2017 im Radialsystem V das letzte Werk von Harald Weiss’ „Darkness Project“ zur Uraufführung. Kammerchor

Rhythmic patterns and sound that came before sense

Sanskrit is among the oldest languages, of all our Indo-European tongues. Now [Frits] Staal* says mantras, rhythms of sound that do not quite make sense, may lie at the roots of Sanskrit. Here’s an ancient song from the Vedas to

No complacency in the search for creativity: Manickam Yogeswaran (The Hindu)

Review by Garimella Subramaniam, The Hindu, January 05, 2017 | Read the full review >> “The many dimensions of the musical persona of Berlin-based Manickam Yogeswaran of Sri Lankan origin are not easy to fathom just from hearing him sing

Season’s greetings

  Tagore in 1920 sketched on the occasion of his visit to the Netherlands We wish you a beautiful New Year, health, prosperity and fulfillment! By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower.  – Rabindrath Tagore* Yoga

Indian music in intercultural education – ISME Glasgow 2016

Whatever we understand and enjoy in human products instantly becomes ours, wherever they might have their origin – Rabindranath Tagore* During this presentation, musical figures from several distinct traditions were explored in a practice-oriented manner. The figures selected are appealing beyond South Asia where

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

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