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GHARANA – Festival of Indian Music 2007 (Prakritifoundation)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 30, 2007

“Gharana” Music Festival on March 30, 31 and April 1st 2007 (Chennai)

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IMC präsentiert … Raga CDs des Montas (03-04/2007): indische Miniaturmalereien – ragamala-s

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 27, 2007

R A G A M A L A (Teil 1 u. 2)
Gedicht – Bild – Musik … das gesprochene Bild der Raga-Malerei.

Neben den herausragenden Musikkompositionen der nordindischen (Hindustani) Klassik wie südindischen, karnatischen Musik, zeigt sich die künstlerische Schaffenskraft des indischen Subkontinents in imponierenden Palastanlagen und Monumentalmalereien wie in den Höhlentempeln von Ajanta. Sie können bis auf das 2.-1. Jh. v. Chr. zurückdatiert werden. Daneben hat sich eine einzigartige Malkunst, die Handschriftenilluminiation und die indische Miniaturmalerei, die >raga mala< etabliert. Sie korreliert mit der indischen Musik und der Ragaform unmittelbar.

Sendetermine…
Teil 1: 06. März 2007 – 21:00-21:58 p.m. (CET)
Teil 2: 03. April 2007 – 21:00-21:58 p.m. (CET)
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Bereits viele Jahrhunderte vor den >raga mala-s< wurden jedem Raga und Ragini, der weiblichen Form eines Ragas, eine psychische Form (Rupa) zugesprochen. Sie manifestiert sich in zwei Ausprägungen. Die indischen Musiktheoretiker haben die blosse Klangform der Melodien, nadamaya-rupa, unterschieden von den dahinter, im Verborgenen liegenden Urbildern der göttlichen Weisheit – devatamaya-rupa. Die indischen Minitarumalereien fallen in die zweite Kategorie. Sie sollen beim Betrachter in der gedanklichen Vorstellung “Harmonien wecken, die mit dem, was gesehen wird, korrespondieren. Der gemalte Raga funktioniert ähnlich einem Yantra, um den spirituellen Zustand zu realisieren, wie er durch das Yoga erreicht werden kann.

Ragini Kamodini Raga Lalita Ragini Danashre Raga Hindol
Indian miniature paintings ragamala-s – see listening examples

In ihrem ursprünglichen Sinne spricht man der Miniaturmalkunst einen religiösen Charakter zu. Die Bilddarstellungen wurden mit Handschriften illustriert, weniger der Freude an der Kunst als um religiöse Verdienste zu erwerben.

Die musik-inspirierten indischen Miniaturmalereien sind einzigartig, eine komplexe Kunstform, wie sie in keiner anderen Kultur unserer Welt anzutreffen ist … Sie erlebten ihre Blütezeit unter der Regentschaft von Akbar, einem der vier für Indien besonders bedeutsamen Moghul-Herrschern, neben Jehangir, Shah Jehan und Aurangzeb. Der Mughul-Stil wird datiert zwischen 1556 bis 1605.

Die Zeit der Bildermalerei ging 1658 zu Ende. Die Nachwelt verdankt der Miniaturmalerei eine bis in alle Einzelheiten gehende bildliche Schilderung der damaligen geistigen und materiellen Kultur. Relativ spät hat man die Bedeutung der Illustrationen und ihre Beziehung im Sinne einer musik-inspirierten Malerei verstehen können. Das Manuskript des Kalpasutra (Jinacaritra) wurde erst 1956 einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit bekannt. Es kann auf das Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts datiert werden.

Die IMC-Sendung “RAGAMALA … Gedicht – Bild – Musik … das gesprochene Bild der Raga-Malerei” (Teil 1 & 2) beschränkt sich auf den westlichen Malstil. Der Östliche ist in Indien mit der Vernichtung des Buddhismus durch die islamische Eroberung Nordindiens im 13. Jahrhundert erloschen … und lebte nur noch in wenigen Malschulen in Nepal und Tibet fort.

Worin liegt der Reiz der Kleinformate, der indischen Minitaturmalerei, der raga mala-s ? – Für die meisten Betrachter aus dem Westens wirken die indischen Miniaturmalereien zunächst fremd. Ihre Schönheit verschliesst sich uns auf den ersten Blick durch eine spezielle Codierung. Für den modernen Betrachter des 21. Jahrhunderts liegt ihre Faszination vor allem in den leuchtenden, scharf nebeneinandergestellten Farben. Rot, Blau, Weiss, Grün und Schwarz kommen hauptsächlich vor.

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Der farbenfrohe Staat feiert Gangaur – Das Fest der Göttin Parvati

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 24, 2007

Das kutlturreiche Land Indien bietet seinen Menschen unglaublich viele Feste und Feierlichkeiten, die die Vielfalt von Religionen in diesem Land ermöglicht. Fast jeden Tag wird hier ein Fest gefeiert. Das Fest Gangaur, das dieses Jahr am 21. März gefeiert wurde, ist eines der wichtigsten Feste des Bundesstaats Rajasthan. Dieses ist sowohl für die unverheirateten als []

(24.03.2007 | Enchanting-India | http://www.indien-infos.de)

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Hindus feiern das Fest der Göttinnen – Navaratri …

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 20, 2007

Navaratri oder neun Nächte ist eines der wichtigsten religiösen Feste Indiens, das zweimal im Jahr von Hindus gefeiert wird; Anfang Sommer im Monat Chaitra (April/Mai) und das zweite Mal zu Winterbeginn im Monat Aswayuja (September/Oktober). Heute ist der erste Tag der Feier überall in Indien und diese wird neun Tage dauern. Während dieses Zeitraums werden []

(20.03.2007 | Enchanting-India | http://www.indien-infos.de)

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Conversation Week: When do you feel most alive?

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 17, 2007

When do you feel most alive?

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Rich Gutsy Tone: Kala Ramnath and friends meet Sinfonia Viva…

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 11, 2007

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by MIKE WHEELER

Vivaldi meets Argentinian tango meets Indian ragas — it’s just the sort of happily nonchalant mixture of styles that Sinfonia Viva’s annual school residency projects like to throw up. Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons points the way, with a hint of the baroque at the end of ‘Winter’. Directed by Viva’s Leader and Artistic Advisor Benedict Holland the work was played with tremendous verve (Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK, 6 March 2007), and with some crafty extra references to Vivaldi’s popular work on the same subject thrown in.

Viva was joined by leading Indian violinist Kala Ramnath and three colleagues, violinists Balu Raguraman and Jyotsna Srikanth, and tabla player Sarvar Sabri. The four movements of the Piazzolla were heard alongside newly-composed equivalents by Kala Ramnath (six of them, since, in India, Monsoon and Sharad come between Summer and Autumn), with supporting string parts composed and conducted by David Murphy. The result was a genuine meeting of cultures, not the embarrassing head-to-head that can sometimes arise in these circumstances. Kala Ramnath is a star of the world music scene, and it’s easy to hear why — her rich, gutsy tone was particularly impressive.

The second half presented the results of the education project, in which students from Alvaston Junior and Noel Baker Community Schools, Derby College and Derby University worked on their own ‘seasons’ pieces with workshop leader Jackie Walduck. What emerged was inventive, vividly atmospheric and performed with obvious enjoyment. As one adult member of the audience said afterwards: ‘I wanted to be up there joining in!’

(Source: http://www.mvdaily.com | Copyright © 11 March 2007 Mike Wheeler, Derby UK)

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Raga CDs of the months (07/03-04): ragamala-s – miniature paintings (part 1 & 2)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 6, 2007

R A G A M A L A (part 1 & 2)
poetry – picture – music … the spoken image of raga paintings.

Beside extraordinary music compositions of North Indian Classic (Hindustani) and South Indian music (Carnatic) the art work on the sub continent is documented by impressive palaces and monumental painting e.g. the frescos from the cave temples of Ajanta, dated back to the 2nd till 1st century. A unique painting art had been developed, too. The hand writing illumination and the Indian miniature paintings, the so called >raga mala-s< were established correlating with the Indian music and corresponding with the raga form directly.

date of broadcasting:
Tuesday, 6th March 2007 (part 1) – 09:00 p.m. (METZ)
Tuesday, 3rd April 2007 (part 2) – 09:00 p.m. (METZ)
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Many hundred of years before the >raga mala-s< each raga got its counterpart by a ragini, the female form of a raga, basically male and a form of psyche (rupa). Rupa manifestates itself in two different profiles. By the music scientists of India they have been differentiated as nadamaya-rupa, the pure sound structure of melodies and devatamaya-rupa, the hidden prototype of the devine wisdom. The Indian miniature paintings belong to the second category. They shall awake in the viewers mind and his imagination a kind of „harmony, corresponding with the picture motives. Painted ragas work similar as a Yantra to realise a spiritual status, comparable with the results of Yoga exercises.

Ragini Kamodini Raga Lalita Ragini Danashre Raga Hindol
Indian miniature paintings ragamala-s – see listening examples

In its origin meaning the painting art of miniatures have a religious character. The performance get an illustration of handwritings, less to express the enjoy of art than more to aquire religious earnings.

The music inspired Indian miniature paintings are unique, a complex form of art, nowhere else in any art form of the world to be met. They had their bloom time around the regency of Akbar, one of four rulers of the Moghul time beside Jehangir, Shah Jehan and Aurangzeb, who all have been very important for India. The Mughul style of the raga mala-s is dated between 1556 and 1605.

The period of this kind of painting ended in 1658. Future generations owe to the miniature painting a demonstration with all details of the religious, spiritual and materialistic cultures of that time. Very late the meaning of the illustrations as a music inspired painting has been understood very late. The manuscript of Kalpasutra (Jinacaritra) became public in 1956. It is dated to the end of the 15th century.

The IMC broadcasting show „RAGAMALA … poetry – painting – music … the spoken image of raga paintings is referring to the Western painting style. The Eastern one expired in India when the Bhuddism was destroyed by the Islamic conquest of North India in the 13th century … and survived only in some few schools for painting in Nepal and Tibet.

Whats the interesting aspect of these little formats nowadays ? – As a first impression of Indian miniature paintings, most viewer from Western world experience the raga mala-s with a kind of strangeness. The beauty is locked at first sight by a specific code. For the modern man of the 21st century raga mala-s are fascinating by their shining colours, presented strictly seperated from each other. Red, blue, white, green and black occur mainly.

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Moderation Script (03/2007): ragamala-s (miniature paintings) – part 1/2 (Raga CDs of the Months)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 6, 2007

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Sendetermin: R A G A M A L A (Teil1) – 06.03.07 (21:00) + PodCasting (7dx24h)

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 6, 2007

R A G A M A L A (Teil 1 von 2)

Gedicht – Bild – Musik … das gesprochene Bild der Raga-Malerei.

Neben den herausragenden Musikkompositionen der nordindischen (Hindustani) Klassik wie südindischen, karnatischen Musik, zeigt sich die künstlerische Schaffenskraft des indischen Subkontinents in imponierenden Palastanlagen und Monumentalmalereien wie in den Höhlentempeln von Ajanta. Sie können bis auf das 2.-1. Jh. v. Chr. zurückdatiert werden. Daneben hat sich eine einzigartige Malkunst, die Handschriftenilluminiation und die indische Miniaturmalerei, die >raga mala< etabliert. Sie korreliert mit der indischen Musik und der Ragaform unmittelbar …

(6.3.2007 – IMC OnAir/IMCRadio.NetPodCasts | Sendetermine | Archiv | Hoerproben )

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The SaveNetRadio Coalition: The Day the Music die …

Posted by ElJay Arem (IMC OnAir) on March 2, 2007

The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger.  Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date.  Internet radio needs your help! The Internet Radio Equality Act has recently been introduced in both the House (H.R. 2060) and Senate (S. 1353) to save the Internet radio industry. Please call your senators and your representative to ask them to co-sponsor the Internet Radio Equality Act by clicking

 The SaveNetRadio coalition …    The SaveNetRadio coalition (header)

The SaveNetRadio coalition is made up of artists, labels, listeners, and webcasters. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring an event, making a donation, or would like to become a leader in the fight to save Internet radio. The recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board to increase webcasters’ royalty rates between 300 and 1200 percent over the next 5 years jeopardizes the industry and threatens to homogenize Internet radio.

Artists, listeners, and Webcasters, have joined our coalition to help save Internet radio. The coalition believes strongly in compensating artists, but Internet radio as we know it will not survive under the new royalties. We need your help. Please take a moment to call your members of Congress to let your representatives know how much Internet radio means to you. Together, we can force Congress to create a structural solution for this problem and create an environment where Internet radio, and the millions of artists it features, can continue to grow for generations to come.

About the Issue

On March 2, 2007 the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), which oversees sound recording royalties paid by Internet radio services, increased Internet radio’s royalty burden between 300 and 1200 percent and thereby jeopardized the industry’s future.

At the request of the Recording Industry Association of America, the CRB ignored the fact that Internet radio royalties were already double what satellite radio pays, and multiplied the royalties even further.  The 2005 royalty rate was 7/100 of a penny per song streamed; the 2010 rate will be 19/100 of a penny per song streamed.  And for small webcasters that were able to calculate royalties as a percentage of revenue in 2005 – that option was quashed by the CRB, so small webcasters’ royalties will grow exponentially!

Before this ruling was handed down, the vast majority of webcasters were barely making ends meet as Internet radio advertising revenue is just beginning to develop.  Without a doubt most Internet radio services will go bankrupt and cease webcasting if this royalty rate is not reversed by the Congress, and webcasters’ demise will mean a great loss of creative and diverse radio.  Surviving webcasters will need sweetheart licenses that major record labels will be only too happy to offer, so long as the webcaster permits the major label to control the programming and playlist.  Is that the Internet radio you care to hear?

As you know, the wonderful diversity of Internet radio is enjoyed by tens of millions of Americans and provides promotional and royalty opportunities to independent labels and artists that are not available to them on broadcast radio.  What you may not know is that in just the last year Internet radio listening jumped dramatically, from 45 million listeners per month to 72 million listeners each month.  Internet radio is already popular and it is already benefiting thousands of artists who are finding new fans online every day.

Action must be taken to stop this faulty ruling from destroying the future of Internet radio that so many millions of listeners depend on each day.  Instead of relying on lawyers filing appeals in the CRB and the courts, the SaveNetRadio Coalition has been formed to represent every webcaster, every Net Radio listener, and every artist who enjoys and benefits from this medium.  Please join our fight for the preservation of Internet radio.

(Source: http://www.savenetradio.org/about/index.html)

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