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  • Find out more details about the mindfulness project at the Guildhall School here: www.musicandmindfulness.org

    Read an article on the subject I wrote for the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/16/mindfulness-meditation-music


    * More writing for the Guardian here, on a project with the great German composer, Helmut Lachenmann: if you agree with the troll, let me know!! http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/oct/14/helmut-lachenmann-rolf-hind

    SANSKRIT!!

    After spending getting on for twenty years learning and loving Hindi, I've decided to go back to the source, and am properly learning  Sanskrit, an exquisite and rather magical language. I've tried a number of books, and got myself a wonderful teacher, Maddalena, from SOAS, and now we're working with this fabulous resource, which I thoroughly recommend: grammar and information-dense, (but hey it's Sanskrit!) but incredibly clear and helpful.

    http://cambridge-sanskrit.org

     

  • My favourite building: The Shree Meenakshi temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu

     

  • Some of my favourite music and players:

     

  • Ram Narayan: musicalnirvana.com/hindustani/ramnarayan.html
     

  • Antony: antonyandthejohnsons.com
     

  • Taraf de Haidouks (incredible gypsy band, memorably described as "oompah goes haywire"): www.crammed.be/taraf
     

  • Frances Uitti: uitti.org
     

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