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Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury, is composer - teacher - explorer of Consciousness with Yoga of music - mantra - body - breath - sleep as medium. 3rd generation from a family of Indian Classical musicians from Maihar Gharana, he offers Training, Therapy & Composition services with 25 years of experience.

He is founder of 'Know Your Rhythm' - a training programme that helps participants discover their own sense of Rhythm in life and work, creating 'conditions' to experience Aha! Moment, raising well-being, wellness, empathy, teamwork, leadership.

researcher at Sri Aurobindo Ashram; senior faculty at Sustainable Livelihood Institute, Govt. of Tamil Nadu & Auroville; certified therapist from International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) ; member of International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM)

arnabninad[at]gmail.in, whatsapp/call +91 98940 29256

On 'Know Your Rhythm'

Engaged over 20,000 'care givers' including teachers & students, special educators, youth, managers, professors, administrators, therapists, medical practitioners with their patients at conferences and workshops in India, Austria, France, Belgium, Russia, Thailand, USA

Presented at 14th World Congress for Music Therapy at University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (2014); 4th Conference of International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) at Beijing (2016); 5th Mozart & Science Congress, IMC University of Applied Sciences at Krems, Austria (2017); 18th Dialogues on Humanity, Lyon (2018)

Selected among the 8 international programs to be presented as a full day Pre-Congress Seminar with CME accreditation at 14th World Congress for Music Therapy at University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (2014)

Taught at Sustainable Livelihood Institute (supported by Govt. of Tamil Nadu); Special School, CERTH-India Hospital, Pondicherry, India; Swadharma semester programme, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Educational Research, Auroville, India; Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (supported by Govt. of Rajasthan), Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry

Published papers, case studies, articles in Springer Nature (Palgrave Macmillan), International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, Music and Medicine Journal, Open Yoga Journal, Club of Amsterdam Journal

Applied Therapeutic music compositions at hospitals, clinics, wellness centres, Yoga studios in India and USA

updates for 2020-21:

June 26 '21: talk Know Your Rhythm - music for mental health - at WONCA - World Organization of Family Doctors

June 19 '21: presentation - Project Susthiti - An ongoing healing initiative to help Covid warriors with Yoga & Music Therapy - at SYTAR 2021 - Symposium of Yoga Therapy & Research, organized by International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

May 22 '21: lecture demonstration - 'Musicking Livelihoods', Sustainable Livelihood Institute, Auroville

May 5 '21: interview - 'The Rhythm of Life sounds amazing', International Light Association, Season 1, Episode 9, 12 PM EST

January 15-20 '21: Know Your Rhythm - 6 hour workshop, Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture, Pondicherry

November 23-27 '20: oral paper presentation - 'Therapy on Healthcare Professionals Working in Covid-19 Isolation Wards – A Pilot Study ' at the 5th Medicine Annual Conference Virtual 2020, Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

October 27 '20: online workshop - Know Your Rhythm - a program for caregivers to develop Integral Personality as part of IAMM Insights workshop series, International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM)

October 26 '20: interview - 'Know Your Rhythm – Healing with the Yoga of Music and Sound' by Center for Soft Power, Indic Academy

July 4 '20: talk on 'Yoga of Sound' at agora titled 'Towards integrative medicine?' at 20th Dialogues on Humanity, online conference invited by the Metropolis of Lyon, Govt. of France

May '20:publication - 'Where Two Rivers Meet', our chapter on Know Your Rhythm as part of 'Phenomenologies of Grace - The Body, Embodiment, and Transformative Futures', published by Springer Nature, Palgrave Macmillan


conversation on Know Your Rhythm with host, Abhay Wadhwa, founder, AWA Lighting Designers, New York

Composer at work - glimpses of Arnab's work

Durga Stotra - celebrating Durga Puja and Navaratri 2020 with an innovative rendition of Sri Aurobindo's Durga Stotra,
written in 1909 invoking Mother Durga to make Herself manifest in India

'Virata' - Bravery - trailer of Raga-based therapeutic music to centre your self during Vinyasa Yoga practice

'Spandan' - Pulsation - live composition-performance as final artist of the opening ceremony
Spandan evokes Empathy via a recurring theme based on Raga Kafi (piano, tabla, orchestral) for a live 1,500 member audience from 40 countries
at 14th World Congress for Music Therapy, co-hosted by University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems
with support from Lower Austrian government, July 2014

'Know Your Rhythm' was among the 8 training programmes selected by
World Federation for Music Therapy (WFMT) to be presented as a full day Pre-Congress Seminar with CME accreditation.

'Know Your Rhythm Flash mob' - live demo of positive effects of rhythmic disruption leading to entrainment with Indian classical vocal percussion :-)
At the 14th World Congress for Music Therapy, IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria, July 2014

‘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 International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM), Beijing, June 2016, as part of our paper presentation; based on a 2 year Know Your Rhythm training program

'AUM Namah Shivaya' - celebrating 6th International Yoga (June 21st 2020) with mantra with music including the Rudra Veena - the rare ancient musical instrument.
Legend says Rudra Veena was created by Lord Shiva.

On the occasion of Gita Jayanti, 18th December 2018, Dakshina Chanting group chanted the Gita in full i.e. 700 verses across 18 chapters across 3,5 hours at Savitri Bhavan, Auroville. Presenting a few shlokas from Chapter 11: Vishwarupa Darshan Yogah or The Yoga of the Vision of the World-Spirit. This training began with Know Your Rhythm in early 2017.

'Jayatu Sri Aravinda' - celebrating the 148th birthday of Sri Aurobindo and 74th Independence Day of India with a devotional song on Transformation.

Yaman song - online orchestra based on Raga Yaman, celebrating International Jazz Day 2020 (April 30th) observed by UN as a symbol for freedom of expression,
invited by University of Padua, Italy

'My Forest has a Face'- a short film on Auroville's Pitchandikulam forest shown at United Nations Forum on Forests (New York, 2013) and 3rd International Water Symposium (Tamera, Portugal, 2013).
This short film 'speaks' as a poem from the forest's voice.

'A God's Labour - Oratorio in 5 movements'- a rendition of Sri Aurobindo's short poem 'A God's Labour' as an Oratorio in 5 movements: an interplay of poetry - music - light - movement.
Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (SAICE) celebrated its 71st anniversary on 1st December 2014 with this 75-person production at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre. 'A God's Labour', a poem on transformation, written by Sri Aurobindo in 1935-36.

Last update 23d May 2021, email arnabninad[at]gmail.in, Whatsapp or call +91 98 94 02 92 56