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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

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

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

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

“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 |

A Theatre for All: Sittrarangam (The small theatre Madras) – Free Download

Read this publication online or download it for free on archive.org >> A Theatre for All Sittrarangam—the small theatre Madras by Ludwig Pesch with a Foreword by Himanshu Burte Read this publication in a larger web reader window >> Download the epub-version for

“Musical instruments for performances in the home” at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam until 5 June 2016

January 15 2016 to June 5 2016 – Special Collections Rare instruments, beautifully presented with music examples provided by Amsterdam’s renowned conservatory. Not to be missed by music lovers visiting Amsterdam, certainly worth setting an hour aside amidst other splendours in

Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered – Free download

“Unity in Diversity, Antiquity in Contemporary Practice? South Indian Music Reconsidered” by Ludwig Pesch (Amsterdam) in Gardner, Matthew; Walsdorf, Hanna (Hrsg.). Musik – Politik – Identität / Music – Politics – Identity. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 2016 (Musikwissenschaften) | Abstract and contents >> ISBN13: 978-3-86395-258-7

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