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Suman Bhattacharya

Sitarist from Imdadkhani Gharana

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Creativity is all about allowing yourself to make mistakes; and art is, knowing which ones to keep. Any form of creative art is immensely valuable in an emotional, sentimental and cultural way. Art enhances an ability to communicate ideas and feelings in ways that words fail. Being creative is the true value of being artistic, and its in itself a valuable talent and trait. An artist expresses his ideas through innovation, inspiration and imagination, to which there is no restriction. The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, i.e. life by artificial means so as to hold it fixed, so that after a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is ‘life’.

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Nava Rasa in Indian Classical Music

Posted by suman-bhattacharya on February 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Indian art evolved with an emphasis on inducing special spiritual or philosophical states in the audience, or with representing them symbolically. Of particular concern to Indian drama and literature are the term 'bhava' or the state of mind and

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Music - A Spiritual Journey - Part 1

Posted by suman-bhattacharya on February 11, 2012 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Music is the purest form of art. Therefore many poets who are seers, seek to express the universe in terms of music. The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life.They are not materials gathered from outside.

-Rabindranath Tagore

 


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Concept of Raga in Indian Classical Music

Posted by suman-bhattacharya on February 11, 2012 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Raga is a noun derived from the Sanskrit root ranj, meaning to colour, to delight.

Raga implies the emotional content of a song which delights the listener. King Nanyadeva of Mithila (1097-1147)wrote that the variety of ragas is infinite, and their individual features are hard to put into words. He described Raga as:

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Performing Arts and Creativity

Posted by suman-bhattacharya on June 20, 2011 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind,
from inner stillness.

- Eckhart Tolle


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Music - A Spiritual Journey - Part II

Posted by suman-bhattacharya on April 29, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

"Raga” in Indian Classical Music is derived from the Sanskrit root “ranja”, meaning to colour the mind with the sounds emanating from the cosmic vibratory Nada called "AUM" transmitting pranic energy. The immense potential of the power of Shabda (cosmic flow of sound) hidden in music was well recognised by the ancient Indian sages and they had devised several musical patterns emanating from the "Omkara" for chanting of the Vedic hymns and for distinct spiritua...

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Music - As a Medium of Communication

Posted by Ranjan on March 29, 2011 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Feelings have no meaning unless expressed”


I heard this saying some time back. It immediately caught my attention. Its true. Expressing our feelings is as important as feeling them in the first place. Expressions result in communication. Effective communication, whether its with an external entity or with one’s self, plays an important role in understanding ourselves and our ...

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