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Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury, composer - musician - trainer, a third generation from a family of Indian Classical musicians, offers Composition, Training and Therapy services.

Arnab is the founder of 'Know Your Rhythm' (KYR) - a training programme that helps participants discover their musicality and their own sense of rhythm - in life and work. Through immersive exercises in a spirit of self-culture and joy, KYR creates 'conditions' for participants to experience Aha! Moments, raising cognition and productivity.

KYR has empowered university professors, govt. officials, youth and students, development practitioners, managers, policy makers, neuro scientists, anthropologists, social scientists, teachers, special educators, therapists, patients, medical practitioners, healthcare researchers, and seekers from all walks of life! :-)

email: arnab[at]ninad.in, Whatsapp or call +91 98940 29256

Listen to some of our work:

On the occasion of Gita Jayanti, 18th December 2018, we aspired to chant the Gita in full i.e. 700 verses across 18 chapters across 3,5 hours at Savitri Bhavan, Auroville.

This training began with KYR back in 2017.

Gita Jayanti represents the anniversary in the Indian calendar of the divine colloquium between Arjuna and Sri Krishna on the battle field of Kurukshetra in the epic Mahabharata.
It is here that the Bhagavad Gita emerged. Here are a few shlokas from Chapter 12: Vishwarupa Darshan Yoga or The Yoga of the Vision of the World-Spirit.

The Elephant and the Ant OR When Wisdom flows into Action
a musical tale along with poetry and prose in French written-directed-performed by Arnab in collaboration with 2 Belgian voice artists, is a conversation between Lakshmi, the temple elephant for Ganesha's temple and Om the ant. After encountering initial anguish over Mother Earth's health, they feel inspired to join forces to form an army of optimists for a New World, waiting to be transformed.

Presenting 'The Music of Silence' (Act 2) at Dialogues on Humanity on 6th July 2018 at the Parc de la Tête d'or, Lyon, France
This was final presentation of a KYR session for the international audience that included thinkers, activists, artists, students.

Dialogues is an initiative city govt of Lyon (France) and today this movement has spawned Dialogues across 80 cities globally.
For listening to the entire 4 act musical tale, please tune in here

a rhythmical interview of KYR with Arnab on Auroville Radio, September 2017 at Sangam Hall, Savitri Bhavan, Auroville, September 2017

On the eve of Sri Aurobindo's birthday (14th August) at VAK Conference 2017, Saint Petersburg, Russia,
we present our live composition-performance as a meditation, inspired by the opening verses of 'Savitri' by Sri Aurobindo. A fruit from our 6 day KYR programme.

On the occasion of the 3rd International Yoga Day (June 21st 2017),
Dakshina Chanting Group of Auroville brings you some excerpts of their hour long Sanskrit shloka chants from Savitri Bhavan, Auroville, India.
This was submitted to the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development, Delhi. The group received 'Know Your Rhythm' training programme spread across 12 weeks.

'Pradakshina' - Movement that Transforms - Listen to the members of the Dakshina Chanting Group share their transformative moments
after 12 weeks of KYR with the aim of chanting Shlokas from Bhagavad Gita. Pradakshina in Sanskrit signifies circumambulation, clockwise movements around the Sacred Deity.

‘Ta Na Na’ - a musical phonetics-based song
with 10 special educators with their 60 students with special needs, Special School, CERTH-India Hospital, Pondicherry

presented as participative therapy at
the 4th International Conference of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM), Beijing, June 2016

'Ta Na Na' captures the spirit of collaboration and joy that emerged our 'Know Your Rhythm' programme spread across 2 years at CERTH-India.

'Spandan' - live composition-performance by Arnab B. Chowdhury as the final artist of the Opening Ceremony
evoking Empathy via a recurring theme based on Raga Kafi for a live 1,500 member audience of
international music therapists, medical professionals and policy makers from 40 countries
at the 14th World Congress for Music Therapy,
co-hosted by University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria, July 2014

'Jumba La La song', co-created with young students (age 6-9) and teachers of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (SAICE), Sri Aurobindo Ashram
expressing friendship with our environment in the Integral Education context, celebrating SAICE's 70th anniversary, staged at Sri Aurobindo Ashram's Sports Ground, Pondicherry, 2nd Dec 2013

For further listening, tune in to our soundcloud stream...

Last update 7th January 2019, email arnab[at]ninad.in, Whatsapp or call +91 98 94 02 92 56