In finding out this simple truth maybe Kumar Gandharva found himself out. How did Kumar Gandharva become what he became is a question that one wishes to examine in this piece- the voice, the identity, the expression, the intensity, the depth and so on. Van der Post, Laurens
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After having completed a long journey though visibly in a short span of time in classical music, inverting it within himself- moving away from the realm of ragas to the kingdom of the swarabecoming fully musically quiet, except for the aural input of the folk singers that went into him, Kumar brought about a most extraordinary change in his life through a lateral technique of riyaaz- simply through his ear and silent practice.
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He used his own music to heal himself out of a near death situation and gave succour to innumerable others after that. A child was in the 'limelight' without knowing why, or assimilating in the true sense the reason for being there.
guri The musical journey of Kumar Gandharva. Like a small boat that is tossed in ganddharva giant sea of careless waves Kumar's ego had been laid bare for the world to examine, study, wonder about and comment upon. That means every ' khayal' or 'bandish' of a raga should sound like the raga from which it is born and not have a distinct identity of its own. He was troubled and occasionally happy. Often in the musical tradition one is taught that the lyrics or the poetry of the work is subservient to the mood of the raga.
This paper tries to trace the sojourn of the man born Shivaputra Komkali to the iconic Kumar Gandharva: While discussing about self-realization of the unconscious, Anthony Stevens notes that, " everything in the gurh seeks outward manifestation, and the personality too desires to evolve out of its unconscious conditions to experience itself as a whole The above concerns are explored on the basis of observation and logical reasoning.
Stanislav Grof and Cristina Grofthe former being among the pioneering figures in the transpersonal psychology movement say, " One can also encounter experiences gyanni fear, loneliness, insanity, or death during transpersonal sequences originating from collective or universal domains.
Considering the number of years that these musicians had spent in mastering their art, this eerie facility of a seven-year-old lad seemed miraculous The hero who is on the path of inner transformation has to face all his demons and fears when they come hsi with him.
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The stormy search for the self-A guide to personal growth through transformational crisis. It lies ganddharva being the performer Instead of being himself he struggles to become another version of himself.
There is one significant point in the biography of Kumar Gandharva, which many ascribe as the reason for maturity of his musical thought.
Possibly without realizing he became one of the most eminent case studies for music therapy in Gandharvs, rendering both the lyrical content of Kabir to its full glory and his own musical improvisation to carve out a hitherto unknown, unforeseen, uncharted path for all those who dare to follow; in the process literally and figuratively becoming the 'voice' of Kabir for the times we live in.
This was the cause of gyru passion and intensity with which Kumar invested his performance.
The Music and the Muse
All he thought he was doing was There is a merger. Kumar was among one of the few people who dared to challenge this fixity.
It was an experience of silence, an experience of using the ear to a new end, an experience of growing from the soil of, Dewas, Malwa, " Dewas was a singing country A folk tune does not have Raga, what it has are the seeds of feeling When the ego is sufficiently developed it can handle success and failure, criticism and appreciation with a fair degree of equanimity.
Author, voice instructor, and singer Carolyn Sloanreflecting on the process of self-discovery through the voice says.
His Raga Kkumar took on the lineaments of the Bandish on account of which the Raga has come to exist.
A natural history of the self. Because of the magnitude of their transformative experiences It is very well known about Kumar that he was a child prodigy. Identity, Kabir, Kumar Gandharva, Music Generations of Indians, for hundreds of years, have grown up singing Kabir examples of Kabir's poetryfrom oral traditions to classical traditions, from rustic village mandalis gatherings of people to sing to sounds polished and honed through years of riyaaz daily regimen of practice and sadhana meditation.
This prolonged absence from active singing was a return to the inner environs for Kumar Gandharva, and that is where he honed his art in a new way " This is a well-understood practice and is often called Mauna Sadhana, which irrigates and fertilizes the unconscious mind of the Sadhak Menon,p. When the artist began to question the environment around him it became imperative for him to understand who he was himself, what was the singing that he needed to do and what was the way ahead of him?
The reborn hero must enter the long-forgotten atmosphere where men who are fractions imagine themselves to be complete.