This is part of the School of the Apocalypse at Pioneer Works
- 159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
The entire tradition of Indian classical music rests on an ancient metaphysical system called Nada Brahma or Nada Yoga. Sound and music is the way that we connect our consciousness to the universe around us. Indian classical music is also a system that fosters meaningful improvisation, allowing our personal connection to the music expand beyond ourselves into the realm of creative free play, linking our psychic nature and physiological organism.
In this seminar, the world class musicians of the Brooklyn Raga Massive will take us on a journey into the sound, science and practice of shruti and laya, sound and time. We will explore different Indian ragas with our voices and instruments, discovering the subtle intervals, microtones, and overtones within the natural and ancient tuning system. We will also learn about the complex rhythmic language of Indian percussion.
The seminar will be an interactive format in which participants can take the elements and principles of Indian music and apply them to their own musical and creative practices, as well as developing a deeper insight into the music as a listener. It is a music class with experience as the primary model of learning.
Facilitator- Eric Fraser
Guest artists include:
David Ellenbogen, Neel Murgai, Abhik Mukherjee, Ehren Hanson, Samarth Nagarkar, Arun Ramamurthy