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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:

a rhythmical interview on 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.

Orchestral music composition and production for 'Evolution Fast-forward, part III, Parts of the Being and Planes of Consciousness'(75 mins) -
animation documentary on the psychology of Integral Yoga, released on August 14th 2017, Cinema Paradiso, Auroville. This project was supported by Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research (SAIIER), Auroville, recognised by Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development as Institution of Higher Learning. Here is the trailer of the documentary.

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. A fruit from our 12 weeks KYR programme.

‘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' is a fruit from our KYR programme spread across 2 years at CERTH-India Hospital.
The song is the heart of our paper titled 'Rhythm in Music Therapy – Composition and Composure', Music & Medicine Journal, International Association for Music & Medicine.

'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

KYR was selected among the top 8 programmes worldwide by World Federation for Music Therapy (WFMT), to be presented as a Pre-Congress Seminar with CME accreditation.

'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 1st May 2018, write to arnab[at]ninad.in, Whatsapp or call +91 98 94 02 92 56