"COFFEE & KONNAKOL"
I have actually been inside a MR scanner visualizing KONNAKOL at Århus university hospital (DK) some years ago. The brain doctors involved in that experiment called me, to my big surprice, a "master of meditation". I am really just a curious student of what I call “music” and so lucky to be proffesional.
What I DO know is that Konnakol is as important to me as my morning coffee. I need a little dosis every day to make my brain wake up.
Crazy enough, I was the first person in the world to post KONNAKOL videos back in 1996 on a website. When YOUTUBE arrived, almost 10 years later, I reposted my videos there. I felt like a "half musician" until 1993 where I found "IT" KONNAKOL. But I needed to translate & digest this information because I saw a much larger perspective in KONNAKOL. Today, so many years after my mission started, you can find thousands of KONNAKOL videos online and a new generation of musicians shows their skills and creates amazing konnakol full of mathematical ideas!
But I think there is a much deeper perspective to this old south Indian rhythm langauge than all of that, music is just a by-product.
We all pretty much know how to eat well and work out. Perhaps we can cook our own food & run a marathon. But how do wee feed and maintain our minds?
I think a lot of people could benefit from learning Konnakol. Both musicians and specially non-musicians. Singing math rhythms is meditation, science & art.
"STRENGE TIDER" WTF variations + OMG variations 24 guitar solos
I wrote this guitar music to educate myself and break all habits in search of something new to play! I was - like many guitarists - trapped in a mindless routine and could not develop new ideas. So I decided to spend two years researching, composing and mapping all my theoretic ideas, techniques & inspirations in such a way that each composition represents a study, a vehicle to explore new sonic territory. "WayToFly OnMyGuitar" (WTF variations + OMG variations) is my complete study of Intervals, harmony and rhythm. In a way its also a portrait of my career, a musical journey through 4 decades and most continents. Both WTF + OMG variations are released as sheet music + guitar tabulature and avaible in my webshop.
You can listen to some of the music here on my website or check them all out on my YOUTUBE channel.
30 years ago I got my first guitar from Linda Manzer - this music is a tribute to her and that instrument - You can see my whole Manzer collection in this slideshow and if you visit the VIDEO site ( or YOUTUBE ) you can see me perform some of the music