Indian Vocal Workshop FOCUS Vinod Prasanna
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A guide through sound and the voice with world class Indian classical musician, Vinod Prasanna.
The theme of this workshop is FOCUS. How this ancient yet ever-evolving practice can help find more than your voice, a deep connection and peace that you can create by yourself.
Suitable for any one - newcomers to music, to the advanced.
Just Passion and Attentiveness being perquisites.
This 2 hr workshop will be held in the right-hand mezzanine perched above a magnificent sound chamber of The Good Shepherd Chapel in Abbotsford.
We will be covering the idea of Raags, learning a composition and improvising in Yaman, an introduction to Taal/ Rhythms in Indian music, and Tihais. We will commence the session with a short meditation and an Alaap by Vinod on Bansuri to get us all into the one space.
'...we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same...One becomes in some area an athlete of God.' - Martha Graham
Born into one of India’s greatest flute-playing families, award-winning bansuri (flute) virtuoso Vinod Prasanna shines as an outstanding performer of authentic traditional and contemporary Indian music. Vinod’s emotive melodies, exquisite improvisations and divine flute song distinguish his performance of Indian classical, world and meditation music.
Currently residing in Australia, Vinod is a performing and recording artist, teacher, craftsman and ambassador of the Bansuri. Vinod has more than 17 years of performing and teaching experience and continues a family legacy that celebrates more than two-and-a-half centuries of Indian music.
Recently he has been collaborating with a spectrum of electronic and acoustic musicians such as Shūnya, Grouch (NZ), Pan Electric (UK), Roderick Mcleod, Aarti Jadu, Aman Kalyaan and Bobby Singh to name a few.
CD releases include: “Evening Thoughts” (2008), “Samaya” with Glen Kniebeiss on Tabla (2009) and “First Meeting” with Brothers (2010), "Kora and Bansuri" with Roderick Mcleod (2016), feat. on "Quiet Earth" 2016 Produced by Matt Coldrick