Jul

Raga & Meditation at The House of Intuition

Join Will Marsh (sitar) and Robin Sukhadia (tabla) for a special evening of Raga and Meditation at the House of Intuition. The evening’s sonic spiritual journey will begin with an opening Chakra meditation led by Robin Sukhadia. This meditation will ground the listener and open the Crown chakra to the universe’s divine creativity. Will and Robin will then present a north Indian raga on sitar and tabla. North Indian classical music is an ancient body of wisdom that invokes the divine through sacred melodic and rhythmic improvisations. We aim to create an atmosphere where both audience and performer can be most receptive to the healing power of music and raga to cleanse and tune our spirits, bodies and chakras. This opportunity to receive the blessings of a timeless musical lineage is not to be missed!

About the artists:

Will Marsh has been a dedicated student of the sitar since 2006. His musical journey led him to the California Institute of the Arts where he became a student of Ustad Aashish Khan and has since completed his MFA in North Indian Music. Will also is a student of sitar master Roshan Jamal Bhartiya. Blessed to have such great guidance, Will has been performing and teaching North Indian Classical music since 2010. Currently, Will resides in Los Angeles. More at www.willmarshmusic.com

Robin has been studying tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music and at The California Institute of the Arts for the past 11 years. He completed Advanced Psychic Meditation and Healing Training at The Psychic School in San Francisco in 2013. He is a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar (India) and earned an MFA in World Music from CalArts. Learn more at www.tablapusher.com

Jun

Tabla with a Difference 4.0: Indian Summer in Leicester, UK – June 29, 2014

Tabla with a Difference: International Live Video link up +  a classical musical collaboration. Now in its fourth year – and sold out each year Tabla with a Difference will feature Mayur Narvekar + special guest Hiren Chate, Louise Mazmanian, Aarti Lodhia, Robin Sukhadia, and Shane Solanki.

http://indiansummer.org.uk/tabla-with-a-difference-v4-0/

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Jun

Monsoon Ragas and Controlling the Weather

Week of Scheduled Operations in Grand Park
June 10 – June 13, 2014
11 – 2pm

- Tuesday: A collective meditation on rain and drought with music to modify the weather in mind and body. We will mindfully encourage rainfall in a month that averages 0.09 inches of rain.

- Wednesday: An immersive wind environment with the sound and sensation of a windy winter day.

- Thursday: Experience San Francisco’s dense fog and the Golden Gate Bridge’s foghorns manifest for one afternoon.

- Friday: Regularly Scheduled Thunderstorms at 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, and 1:00, with interstitial rumblings as storm systems pass overhead.

Daily Personal Precipitation Device: Seek shelter under an umbrella to experience the sound and sensation of a rainstorm.

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“We Make the Weather”

What is Weather? How do we take it into our lives, or attempt to keep it out? Can we modify of the weather to make a new Los Angeles? These are the questions we ask at the Los Angeles Department of Weather Modification (LADWM). We are dedicated to investigating the changing weather through sound, spirit, and perception.

California has a long history of modifying the weather in planned and unplanned ways, aiming to help improve our quality of life in the arid west. To do our part, the LADWM has established a field office in Grand Park altering weather experiences for downtown inhabitants. We will create weather through immersive environments of rain, fog, wind, and thunderstorms. Daily we will host lunchtime weather talks to present issues surrounding the weather and Los Angeles.
– Chris Kallmyer, Field Director LADWM

LADWM is presented by The Music Center and Machine Project as part of Machine Project Field Guide to Grand Park. For more information, please visit musiccenter.org.

May

Classical Sitar & Tabla with Will Marsh & Robin Sukhadia

Enjoy the blissful sounds of sitar and tabla performed by two rising artists of the tradition.

May 31, 2014
Mystic Journey Bookstore
1624 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice CA 90291
mysticjourneybookstore.com/events
$15

Will Marsh has been a dedicated student of the sitar since 2006. His musical journey led him to the California Institute of the Arts where he became a student of Ustad Aashish Khan and has since completed his MFA in North Indian Music. Will also is a student of sitar master Roshan Jamal Bhartiya. Blessed to have such great guidance, Will has been performing and teaching North Indian Classical music in since 2010. Currently, Will resides in Los Angeles. More at www.willmarshmusic.com

A Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Master in Fine Arts graduate from the World Music program at the California Institute of the Arts, Robin Sukhadia has been studying tabla under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at CalArts and the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California for the past twelve years. Learn more at www.tablapusher.com

May

Bandish Projekt with Tablapusher & Azeem Khan @ Betalevel

Bandish Projekt performs a special electronic and tabla set on Sunday May 11, 2014 at Betalevel with special guests TABLAPUSHER and Azeem Khan. An Ableton instructor and electronic music/tabla artist from Mumbai, India, Bandish Projekt’s complex and atmospheric arrangements have been featured on a wide range of Bollywood and international collaborations. This will be his final 2014 USA performance! Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to see one of the most innovative classical/electronic south Asian artists perform in an intimate setting. More info at www.bandishprojekt.com.

Sunday May 11, 2014
8PM (doors open at 7:30pm)
FREE (donations welcome)