Tag Archives: India

Noodreem – Metasonic Meditations

Metasonic Meditations is a collection of ambient electroacoustic tracks from the Noodreem archives. From Digital Delhi Dubs to Transcendental Ambient Sarangi fusion, here are different aspects of diverse acoustic musical threads weaving through bubbling synth textures and colours. May your chakra dance be refreshing and energised yet soothing and balanced at the same time :))


 

Magic of Raga

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The Magic of Raga is a series of compilations by Darren Sangita, to illustrate the beauty of Raga in Indian Classical Music.  Compiled exclusively from tracks uploaded to the SOUNDCLOUD site, Darren has assembled a non-stop Ragadelic soundscape richly laiden with sonic gems old and new,  from India and the diaspora:)

 

 

 

Filter Coffee

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Mumbai’s finest fusion ethnotronic outfit, FILTER COFFEE have arrived for their tour of UK which runs throughout July, including the Sangita Sounds & Inspiral Lounge event on 20th July 2013.  Untill now, most producers of electroacoustic indofusion music were not classically trained, but in Filter Coffe we hear the true fusion of two schools or traditions, the ancient North Indian Classical and the modern Electronic Technological.  Exciting music for exciting times!

SANGITA SOUNDS & INSPIRAL LOUNGE PRESENT : FILTER COFFEE

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Put together some guitar riffs, the sound of a bamboo flute, a tabla and throw in a funky electronic groove, brew it with some earthly vocals and you get ‘FILTER COFFEE’.

Filter Coffee is an Indian Folk – Electronic collaborative project brought to life by tabla player/percussionist Swarupa Ananth & flautist Shriram Sampath both who also double up as music producers. Their live performances include a unique blend of Indian Classical/Folk, instruments and voices with electronic grooves.

About Swarupa: – One half of “Filter Coffee”- Swarupa, a powerhouse performer, is one of the finest female tabla players in India. A disciple of Late Ustad Allarakha & Ustad Zakir Husain, a multitalented artiste, she plays the tabla, drums, djembe, bagalbaccha and a variety of percussion instruments from around the world.

About Shriram: – The other half of “Filter Coffee”, Shriram is a disciple of the World-renowned Flute Maestro Pundit Ronu Majumdar; Shriram specializes in playing the Indian Bansuri. Apart from the Bansuri, he’s also well versed with playing woodwinds like the Chinese Dizi, Bamboo Saxophone, Metal Flutes, Penny whistle, Didgeridoo, Ney – Egyptian flutes.

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Morchang

The Morchang is the name of the Indian variety of the ancient and beautiful instrument known around the globe as the Mouth Harp.  There are at least 50 different varieties of Mouth harp found worldwide, each with their own tone and timbre but there is a Universal sound of Mouth harp that is distinguishable by its other-worldliness.  Here are some examples of different styles and sounds of Indian Morchang.

Chidanand Ananda

Chidananda is a talented young Morchang player from Bangalore, India.  He started playing 6 years ago and his Morchang Gurus (teachers) are Vidwan G.Guruprasanna a verstile Khanjira(frame drum) Artist and Vidwan Anoor R.Ananthakrishna Sharma, (renowned Mridangam Artist).  Here is a video of his playing and an article he for wrote us about Morchang and his perspectives on the instrument:-

Morching is a South Indian classical music instrument which is world renowned as Jews Harp (Mouth Harp) and called by different names at different places all over the world.

In India its called as Morching,morchang,morsing etc…

Its an ancient and tiny Instrument which is played with read more »