The entire tradition of Indian classical music rests on an ancient metaphysical system of tuning, with notes being defined by microtones. Within this tuning, the notes have the power to still our minds, and bring us into transformational states of healing. The Indian Ragas are rooted in the experience of connecting consciousness to the universe through music, with pure tuning as the vehicle.
In this two hour workshop, Music Therapist and Indian bansuri flute virtuoso Eric Fraser will demonstrate and guide us experientially on how to tune our minds and bodies using Indian Ragas. We will use our voices to sing the subtle notes of a Raga, and hear how the notes are tuned on acoustic instruments.
Eric Fraser is an exponent of a unique vocal style of North-Indian flute playing and has been learning intensively through annual trips to Kolkata, India from his guru Pandit Gopal Roy since 2003. Eric’s playing rings with authenticity and pure tone, imbibing the soul of Indian classical music.
Eric is a Fulbright senior research scholar for Indian music and has performed with renowned maestros of Indian music including Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Steve Gorn and Bollywood composer A.R Rahman at Carnegie Hall, including radio performances (NPR morning edition and WKCR New York). He has a diverse background playing for Indian classical dance, as well as in projects ranging from Jazz, World, India and more. A founding member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, Eric’s involvement in the musical community is far reaching. Aside from playing Indian classical flute, Eric is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music therapist (MA, MT-BC).
Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door.