Ludwig Pesch – reviews

L Pesch flute

“Excellent concert by German flautist – The Carnatic flute recital by Ludwig Pesch was a feast for the ears of music lovers. ” – MATHRUBHUMI: The National Daily in Malayalam

“An eloquent demonstration of the universal fact that music transcendents cultural and linguistic barriers … Pesch impressively delivered choicest numbers strictly adhering to the tenets of classicism” – INDIAN EXPRESS, Cochin

“Pesch presented an incredibly beautiful and inspired solo improvization.” -BERLINSKE TYDINGE, Copenhagen

“Carnatic music appeals in a direct manner and is also characterized by a degree of playfulness. Through its crisp and concentrated compositions, Pesch created melodies that reached one’s heart … altogether a splendid introduction to a music that deserves to be known much more widely.” – EINDHOVENS DAGBLAD; The Netherlands

“Both types of listeners – those new to classical Indian music and arts as well as connoisseurs – benefitted by way of inspiration, new insights and a high degree of aesthetic pleasure …. with his bamboe flute, Ludwig Pesch demonstrated everything he had earlier conveyed theoretically.” – KIELER NACHRICHTEN

“The flute player from the land of Beethoven … treated an audience of Trichur’s music lovers to a rare feast of music.” – DEEPIKA (Malayalam Daily), Trichur
“a rare evening of pure music.” – MALAYALAM MANORAMA (Malayalam), Cochin

“Captivating and chaste rendition … an active cultural ambassador … and a golden link with the West.” – ANOTHER GARLAND: A Biographical Dictionary of Carnatic Composers and Musicians; Chennai, 1993

 

Rhythmes Carnatiques – Workshop au Conservatoire de Bobigny

Workshop in collaboration with Patrick Villanueva. Conservatoire Jean Wiener in Bobigny (Paris)

Organisé par Patrick Villanueva pour les étudiants du jazz (24 octobre 2011)

dear Ludwig, again thank you for your presentation. Everybody liked it and I appreciated your effort of doing it in french. Above all, your insistance on playing and expressiveness brought freshness to the difficulties of indian rhythms, and what came after you (claves and body percussion)! I also enjoyed very much exchanging challenging ideas about education … Patrick Villanueva

Lecture en Français recommendée par Ludwig Pesch >>

Manickam Yogeswaran – reviews

“A singer in the Indian classical tradition, a great improviser and someone who brings a completely different approach to intonation.” – SINGER MAGAZINE

“The contemporary feel of the music is a result of the catchy harmonies and melodies melding perfectly with the historical roots and Tamil musicianship. … Astounding!” – Matthew Forss –insideworldmusic.blogspot.com

“Laced with haunting Tamil vocals by British-based musician Manickam Yogeswaran … shaping its emotional crescendo.” – FILM SCORE DAILY (“25th hour” filmscore by Terence Blanchard)

“skilful modulation … soft and malleable voice” – THE HINDU

“For Yogeswaran’s flight of imagination there was only his own piece, a South Indian Ave Maria …  a high point.” (The Shout Christmas Show) – THE GUARDIAN

”Yoga’s vocal technique comfortably manages a range of pitch, intensity, volume and speed … designed to carry words of peace, love and devotion. – (CD review “Peace for Paradise”) Matthew Shorter – GLOBAL MUSIC CULTURE

Peace For Paradise – CD Review by Matthew Forss

CD Review: Yogeswaran Manickam’s ‘Peace For Paradise’

Peace For Paradise | Fuego Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Sri Lankan-born, U.K.-based musician incorporates peaceful melodies and Indian classicism with historical, poetic works and a modern instrument repertoire. A mix of Tamil and English lyric songs include the sitar, darabuka, oud, accordion, guitar, violin, flute, and various percussion and keyboard arrangements. The contemporary feel of the music is a result of the catchy harmonies and melodies melding perfectly with the historical roots and Tamil musicianship. As a film composer, Yoga M. has gained exposure creating pop, dance, new age, and global rhythms that sound majestic and infectious. The ten songs represent a solid mix of talented musicians, instruments, and contemporary arrangements without the typical raga or snake charmer stereotype designations. In particular, the music is fresh, emotive, and a blessing to listen to. Anyone with an interest in Indian/South Asian global musicians should definitely check it out. The most comparable group could be a fictional meeting of Tulku and Trilok Gurtu. Astounding! ~ Matthew Forss