NEWS

New duo album "NEW SHAPES"

Supported by KODA kultur


Two Hollywood music in media award nominations 2021.

for "Best jazz" and best "Instrumental" -  and two Global music awards silvermedals for  "Best album" & "Best song"

During lockdown I contacted my russian friend and guitarist Roman Miroschnichenko

because I had this vision of making an acoustic duo album with him. Something special.

We have recorded together before, but I wanted to record and capture some of the energy and creativity we had explored performing  live in front of an audience. 

So I composed material that would show a new horizon - fulla new shapes!


So we recorded NEW SHAPES and the result really speaks for itself: Nothing like it!

We invited some outstanding musicians to join us : The one and only Trilok Gurtu,    Gumbi Ortiz, Bickram Ghosh, Frank Colon and violinist Charlie Bisharat.


The music is super complex but very melodic and easy listening.

The album has already wun two prises and recieved a lot of nominations. Check it out



Miroschnichenkos remix of "Russian Mountains"

"OUT OF THE BOX" 

I am working on new dance show together with Simona Zanini (IT) - We found a common urge to tell the story about our artistic journey and demonstrate some of the indian classical techniques. But in a new fresh personal way. Out of the box!


"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.

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.


"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"  is my complete study of Intervals, harmony and rhythm. In a way its also a portrait of my career, a musical journey through four decades and most continents.    Both WTF + OMG variations are released as sheet music + guitar tabulature and avaible in my webshop.


The 24 variations covers a lot of different styles inspired by jazz, indian music, heavy metal, techno and different kind of classical music.  Every variation is a study 4 me!


Bach inspired me to this whole project. I realized that I loved his music too much. Its perfect! So I had to stop playing it and move on with my own musical journey by constant developing new ideas and create a school for myself.