Tuesday, February 27, 2007


i am looking for an rtp in amruthavarshini.
an interesting combo for my next concert should be amruthavarshini, hamsanadam, hamsanandi and patuvarali perhaps. im excited..

Monday, February 26, 2007

there are too many things on my mind. I dreamt of chavanprash medicine last nite..

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I need to..

i need to watch a live concert of either t v sankarnarayanan or eddie vedder or flute shashank or umayalpuram sivaraman or karaikudi mani. this is an absolute need in my otherwise contemplative introspective life at the moment.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Music Therapy

..there is an inborn musicality residing in every human..

I wonder why I did'nt think of Music therapy as a serious career earlier. I attribute it to my lack of exposure to it as a profession in India. As my days working as a Clinical Project Analyst in New York increase, I realize its something I definitely dont want to be trapped doing. There is something in me that tells me to pursue a career that has a direct impact on people, on humans, to better our lives.

Psychology, special education, and anatomy with specific core courses and field experiences are part of a course in music therapy. Science has proven that MT is something that can definitely assist many with mental disorders, depression and autism; through the use of improvisational music in which the individual's innate creativity is used to overcome emotional, physical, and cognitive difficulties. There is an inborn musicality residing in every human being that can be activated in the service of personal growth and development.

Listen, listen, what do you hear? (sound played on tape)
I hear an ambulance.

(I hear a baby cry.)
(I hear my mother calling...)