"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 a "master of meditation". Honestly I have no idea of what meditation actual is - I am basically just a curious student of what I call “music” and very far from my mastery - my vision.
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.
Apparently I was the first person in the world to post KONNAKOL videos back in 1999 on a website. Later came YOUTUBE and I reposted my videos there. I had been a searching soul, felt like a "half musician" But that changed in 1993 I found "IT" KONNAKOL. But I needed to translate & digest this information because I saw a much larger perspective in KONNAKOL. Something deeply profound and universal. So I began to create tutorials : books and videos to share my findings. COFFEE & KONNAKOL is about reflecting on the impact KONNAKOL had on me and my music. A journey of almost 3 decades revealing more and more about the big mystery. Today, so many years after my mission started, you can find thousands of KONNAKOL videos online and a new generation of Indian musicians shows their skills and creates amazing konnakol : complex as rocket science but not really related to
grooves or music, its mathematical ideas! But I think there is a much deeper perspective to this old south Indian rhythm langauge than all of this:
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.