Brooklyn Raga Massive presents the Unstruck Sound
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn Raga Massive presents the Unstruck Sound

Brooklyn Raga Massive presents The Unstuck Sound An innovative sound experiment fusing Indian classical music with electronic overtone drones. A musical project combining an ancient musical tradition with a modern sound technology. 

 Group chants of OM will evolve into drones of overtone singing. Later guitar loops, Indian classical violin, and flutes join to create cosmic soundscapes reaching for the unstruck sound. 

 

Neel Murgai (vocals, percussion) 
David Ellenbogen (guitar, electronics) 
Arun Ramamurthy (violin)
Eric Fraser (bansuri)

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North Indian Classical Duet with Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

North Indian Classical Duet with Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser

Steve Gorn met his guru, Sri Gour Goswami in 1971. He remembers the gifted young disciple,
Gopal Roy, who became Eric Fraser's guru 25 years later. Together, Steve and Eric deeply embody
the gayaki vocal way of their gurus, who are descendants of thelineage of the legendary Pannalal Ghosh.
Together their jugalbandi of two flutes seamlessly evokes the emotionof rasa, space and
essence of raga. Joined on tabla by Ehren Hanson, this ensemble carries tradition forward
with interactive spontaneity and heart.

Suggested $15 Donation at the door

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Bansuri Concert at Mettabee Farm and Arts
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

Bansuri Concert at Mettabee Farm and Arts

http://www.mettabeefarm.com/

Eric Fraser and Ehren Hanson lived together in Kolkata, India, where they learn from their musical guru's. Eric learns intensively from Pandit Gopal Roy and Ehren learns from world renowned tabla master Pandit Anindo Chaterjee. Eric and Ehrens concert tells a story of dedication and mastery, as well as the joy and sensitivity that exists between them as great friends. 
The bansuri bamboo flute of India is historically depicted as the instrument that conveys the love between Radha and Krishna. Its smooth bamboo tones mixed with endless possibilities to slide and bend notes creates a distinctly beautiful sound unlike any flute in the world. The lineage that Eric Fraser has learned in is unique to the region of West Bengal, and has a rare old world style that is based on the vocal style or "gayaki-ang". The development of the raga is vocal in nature, focused on melody and voicing.
The sadhana (rich, heartfelt practice) of this music can extend beyond the deep meditation of the artist to you as the audience. As a listener, you can engage in a sadhana of deep listening. The melodies and rhythm cycles of the Indian Classical format offer the active listener pathways into inner landscape of emotion and consciousness. The music tells stories, teaches, inspires and transports, and develops gradually, building slowly to ecstatic realms.

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Sound Nidra at Sadhana Yoga Center Hudson
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

Sound Nidra at Sadhana Yoga Center Hudson

As in traditional Yoga Nidra, Sound Nidra is designed to invoke deep relaxation. In Sound Nidra, live music accompanies supported yoga postures that progressively open and unwind various territories of the body. Participants are guided into the physical postures, and the sounds presented correspond energetically with form of each pose. The progression of both postures and sound will help you feel rested, grounded, inspired, and connected to alternate layers of consciousness. Instrumentation includes a combination of the bansuri (bamboo) flute, voice, tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, tuning forks, sitar, frame drum, and percussion.

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Bansuri Flute Duet with Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Bansuri Flute Duet with Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser

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Steve Gorn met his guru, Sri Gour Goswami in 1971. He remembers the gifted young disciple,
Gopal Roy, who became Eric Fraser's guru 25 years later. Together, Steve and Eric deeply embody
the gayaki vocal way of their gurus, who are descendants of thelineage of the legendary Pannalal Ghosh.
Together their jugalbandi of two flutes seamlessly evokes the emotionof rasa, space and
essence of raga.   Joined on tabla by Shivalik Ghoshal, this ensemble carries tradition forward
with interactive spontaneity and heart.

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"Quiet Mornings" at the Moma (museum of modern art NYC)
Mar
1
7:30 AM07:30

"Quiet Mornings" at the Moma (museum of modern art NYC)

BUY TICKETS- https://www.moma.org/calendar/events/2424

Quiet Mornings is a monthly series at the Museum of Modern Art, 

On March 1, the following exhibitions and galleries will be open:
Fifth-floor Painting and Sculpture Galleries
From the Collection: 1960–1969
A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde
How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior

Meditation will be led by teacher and creative strategist Gemma Gambee, accompanied by bansuri flute player Eric Fraser.

Start your day quietly at The Museum of Modern Art, the first Wednesday of every month. See your favorite works from MoMA’s collection and take in select new exhibitions, all without the crowds. For these specially priced early hours, we encourage visitors to take time to look slowly, clear your head, silence your phones, and get inspiration for the day and week ahead. Enjoy the serenity of being surrounded by Claude Monet’s monumental Water Lilies, find space for personal reflection in the minimalist canvases of Agnes Martin, or see the sublime in the colors of Mark Rothko—to name just a few of the works you’ll get to experience during this intimate event.

A drop-in meditation space will be provided, with guided meditation sessions closing out each morning from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

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OM-In: Two Days of OM experiences at the Rubin Museum, NYC
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

OM-In: Two Days of OM experiences at the Rubin Museum, NYC

Brooklyn Raga Massive presents The Unstruck Sound
7:00 PM | $25.00 | $22.50 Members
Brooklyn Raga Massive presents The Unstruck Sound, an interactive concert inspired by the Vedic concept of Anahata Nada, the primordial sound that emanates from the universe. Featuring Neel Murgai (vocals, percussion), David Ellenbogen (guitar, electronics), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Eric Fraser (bansuri)

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Bansuri concert at Ananda Ashram Shivaratri Festival
Feb
22
8:30 PM20:30

Bansuri concert at Ananda Ashram Shivaratri Festival

http://anandaashram.org/MahaShivaratriMusicalCelebration-02-2017

Sat, Feb 25 to Sun, Feb 26

Saturday 8:30PM until Sunday sunrise

Admission $25

This is the 10th annual all-night Shivarātri concert organized by Deepak Kumar, creative director. 

Presented by outstanding artists offering both Eastern and Western classical, modern and devotional
music and dance:

Deepak Kumar - Vocal, Harmonium, Guitar
Saavitri Ramanand - Vocal Carnatic Style
Murli Balachandran - Mridangam
Balaskandan - Violin
Indrani Chakravarti - Vocal
Deborha & Warren - Vocal
Krishna Devi - Kirtan
Jamie - Vocal & Guitar
Pandit S.N. Charka & Students - Kathak Dance
Abhik Mukherjee - Sitar
Eric Fraser - Indian Classical Flute
Liz Hogg - Guitar
Eric Archer - Guitar & Tabla
Naren Budhakar - Tabla
Anirban Roy - Tabla
Aqeel Bhatti - Tabla
Lisa DeCeglia - Hand Drum
Roger Davidson - Piano
Todd Smith - Piano
Mirabai Moon - Mystical Kirtan
Michael Braudy - Violin

Preceded by Ashram Meditation Program beginning at 7:00PM (by donation).

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