THE POWER OF RHYTHM

A Podcast by Reinhard Flatischler 

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Join Viennese composer and percussionist Reinhard Flatischler for an eye-opening listening experience.

Through inspiring interviews with world-renowned artists, leaders, teachers, high- class performers and scientists, this podcast goes beyond music and explores rhythm from different angles: percussion, drumming, singing, chronobiology, spirituality, modern digitization and health. It will give you new perspectives of how to improve your creativity, your health and your resilience and getting into the flow of life. 

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Reinhard studied with tabla masters in India, played in samba schools at the carnival in Brazil and explored monastic drum rites and shamanic drumming in Korea.
In his book he tells anecdotes from his journeys and what motivated him to explore the effects of rhythm.

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EPISODE #40: GREG ELLIS – STEPPING OUT OF THE CLICK

EPISODE #40: GREG ELLIS – STEPPING OUT OF THE CLICK

In this episode I explore with my guest Greg Ellis the lost languages of rhythm in modern society and the impact of digital culture on music, as he shows it on his documentary The Click.
Greg is the rhythm power in films like Matrix Reloaded, Argo, Dragonfly, Iron Man and many more.

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EPISODE #39: DAVID KUCKHERMANN – FINDING AN AUTHENTIC WAY OF DRUMMING

EPISODE #39: DAVID KUCKHERMANN – FINDING AN AUTHENTIC WAY OF DRUMMING

Get inspired by David, a versatile and creative percussion player who had the courage to craft his own style out of the many traditions he learned including Egypt, Europe, India, Turkey and Africa. David is a grammy nominee and a world-renowned handpan player. In this episode we talk about his musical compositions with handpan and world drums, the history of the hang created by PanArt, being fluent playing odd cycle rhythms and his online music school.

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EPISODE #38: GIOVANNI HIDALGO, THE CONGA LEGEND

EPISODE #38: GIOVANNI HIDALGO, THE CONGA LEGEND

In this episode I talk with conga legend Giovanni Hidalgo about the feeling of groove, the mindset for training percussion, how the pioneering conga players like Candido and Tata Güines tuned their congas, Giovanni’s musical and life stories, the healing power of rhythm, the revival of MegaDrums and much more. Giovanni even gave us an amazing live conga solo!

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EPISODE #37: ARASH ZANGANEH, THE PERSIAN DAF MASTER, WHO BRIDGES TRADITION AND WORLD MUSIC

EPISODE #37: ARASH ZANGANEH, THE PERSIAN DAF MASTER, WHO BRIDGES TRADITION AND WORLD MUSIC

Daf is a unique drum with a very special sound and Arash Zanganeh is one of the great masters of this drum, who uses it also in the traditional context and in world music. He is composer and percussionist in Brisbane. If you want to know more about the art of Daf drumming and its ancient roots, this episode is for you. Listen to this fascinating world music style and get a taste of the old tradition.

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EPISODE #36: RAFAEL REINA: SOUTH INDIAN RHYTHMS FOR WESTERN MUSIC

EPISODE #36: RAFAEL REINA: SOUTH INDIAN RHYTHMS FOR WESTERN MUSIC

This episode is a very interesting journey through unusual rhythmic landscapes. Rafael Reina studied extensively the theory of South Indian Karnatic music and with this knowledge he developed the program “Contemporary Music through Non-Western Techniques”, which he teaches at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He also composed three operas which have an intriguing rhythmic blueprint – contemporary music with the sensuality and driving power of rhythm.

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EPISODE #35: SHAMANS OF THE NEW WORLD WITH YA’ACOV DARLING KHAN

EPISODE #35: SHAMANS OF THE NEW WORLD WITH YA’ACOV DARLING KHAN

This episode explores shamanism in modern times. Ya’acov Darling Khan reveals that shamans are not just ancient healers from the past. His message is: Shamanism, and a shift from society’s focus on acquisition to reciprocity, is a key to restoring our universal connection and solving our interpersonal and world issues. Ya’acov sees shamanism as a path to reawaken a sense of the magic, potential and splendour of creation.

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EPISODE #34: EINHEIT, POLARITÄT UND RESONANZ – IM GESPRÄCH MIT RÜDIGER DAHLKE

EPISODE #34: EINHEIT, POLARITÄT UND RESONANZ – IM GESPRÄCH MIT RÜDIGER DAHLKE

Was sind die Spielregeln des Lebens und wie können uns diese Orientierung im Leben geben?
In dieser deutschsprachigen Episode spreche ich mit dem Arzt, Psychotherapeuten, Autor und Seminarleiter, der mit seiner Arbeit Millionen von Menschen erreicht – Rüdiger Dahlke.
Seine Themen und Buchtitel „Krankheit als Chance“, „Angstfrei leben“ „Das Alter als Geschenk“ oder „Medizin und Menschlichkeit“ sind aktueller denn je. Wir beleuchten diese Themen in Bezug auf Rhythmus und Gesundheit, aber auch deren Rolle in der aktuellen Situation.

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EPISODE #33: LOIRE COTLER – THE VOICE OF RHYTHM

EPISODE #33: LOIRE COTLER – THE VOICE OF RHYTHM

In this episode I talk with rhythm vocalist Loire Cotler, who’s mission is to show the world the power of the voice as a rhythm instrument, and its super-human capacity to deliver to unimaginable. We talked about the amazing tunes of her album „18 wings“, her collaboration with Academy Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer, the Konnakol – South Indian music vocal percussion – and her life and musical stories with Glen Velez.

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EPISODE #32: MARLA LEIGH – THE SACRED FRAME DRUMMING OF WOMEN

EPISODE #32: MARLA LEIGH – THE SACRED FRAME DRUMMING OF WOMEN

Marla Leigh’s music contains the magic of long additive cycles – mysterious, yet easy to follow when you move with them. This episode celebrates the wisdom of female drumming.
Marla continues the work of Layne Redmond and takes it to a whole new level. Her featured composition „Rhythms of Tof Miriam” goes back to the Exodus of the old testament.

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EPISODE #31: GLEN VELEZ – FOUNDING FATHER OF THE MODERN FRAME DRUM MOVEMENT

EPISODE #31: GLEN VELEZ – FOUNDING FATHER OF THE MODERN FRAME DRUM MOVEMENT

Four time Grammy Award winner and founding father of the modern frame drum movement, Glen Velez shares his rich experience in our discussion.
He is specialized in frame drums from around the world. Velez’s virtuosic combinations of hand movements, and finger techniques, together with his compositions have opened new possibilities for musicians.

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EPISODE #29: THE ENNEAGRAM AND BEYOND – THE WISDOM OF ELI JAXON-BEAR

EPISODE #29: THE ENNEAGRAM AND BEYOND – THE WISDOM OF ELI JAXON-BEAR

Eli Jaxon-Bear is one of the leading experts in the Enneagram, a model created by Pythagoras and used for the human evolution.
Eli also comes from the spiritual lineage of the Indian saints Ramana Maharshi and H. W. L. Poonja. Together with his wife Gangaji, he gives Satsangs today and teaches in the Leela foundation, a world wide organization focused in self realization and world peace.

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EPISODE #27: FROM BODY DRUMMING TO STAGE PERFORMANCE – WITH ANDI STEIRER

EPISODE #27: FROM BODY DRUMMING TO STAGE PERFORMANCE – WITH ANDI STEIRER

It’s often the forces in the background, that give the music the real cool sound.
Viennese percussionist Andi Steirer certainly is one of those people who gave stars like Fendrich, Danzer or Alegre Correa the much-needed rhythm punch. Finding his way from within without teachers or mentors Andi Steirer became one of the most demanded percussionists in the Austrian music scene. And with this he has quite a story to tell.

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EPISODE #24: GERALD VDH – TECHNO: RAW AND COMPLEX

EPISODE #24: GERALD VDH – TECHNO: RAW AND COMPLEX

Experience how the famous Amen break from the “Winstons” sounds, when applied to deep techno groove. Listen to a electronic version of the Baião rhythm, that comes originally from Brazil and get to know a polyrhythmic version of techno.
Gerald Wenschitz, aka „Gerald VDH“, merges enormous groove power with complex rhythmic layering and hypnotic voices.

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EPISODE #20: SUFI SOUL – RHYTHM AND SOUNDS FROM WITHIN WITH PETER PANNKE

EPISODE #20: SUFI SOUL – RHYTHM AND SOUNDS FROM WITHIN WITH PETER PANNKE

This musical journey will take you up and down the roads between Iran and Pakistan, Tajikisatan and Uzbekistan and all the way up to Morocco.
My guest is Peter Pannke, who did most of the field recordings himself. Peter studied the Indian Dhrupad tradition before he turned to Troubadour singing. He shares some of his amazing life stories in this episode.

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EPISODE #19: KABEÇAO – THE FASCINATING SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS OF HANDPAN PLAYING

EPISODE #19: KABEÇAO – THE FASCINATING SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS OF HANDPAN PLAYING

Get to know a family of fascinating new instruments: the Pantams, the Hangs and the Handpans. Meet a unique composer, performer and sound healer in this episode: Kabeção. He brings the Handpan music onto a new dimension of musical expression. Join us on this journey and dive into Kabeção’s music, wisdom and life stories – it’s truly inspiring.

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EPISODE #18: PETR JANATA –  THE MAGIC OF GROOVE 3

EPISODE #18: PETR JANATA – THE MAGIC OF GROOVE 3

This is the third episode in which I discuss the essential phenomenon of groove. This time with Petr Janata. He is a Professor in the Psychology Department and Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis. Janata incorporated functional neuroimaging methods into his music perception research. This talk complement the two previous episodes about groove.

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EPISODE #16: OLIVIER SENN –  THE MAGIC OF GROOVE 2

EPISODE #16: OLIVIER SENN – THE MAGIC OF GROOVE 2

In this episode Prof. Dr. Olivier Senn from Switzerland, a researcher and lecturer at the Lucerne School of Music with a focus on music psychology, discusses with me how various drumbeats have different ways to stimulate groove.
You also get a lot of different insights into groove research in this episode.

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EPISODE #14: WORLD LANGUAGE RHYTHM – THE MUSIC OF MEGADRUMS PART 1

EPISODE #14: WORLD LANGUAGE RHYTHM – THE MUSIC OF MEGADRUMS PART 1

With this solo-cast I invite you to listen to the music of “MegaDrums”. Some of the best drummers of our time join forces in this unique group, that I founded in 1985. Get to know the diverse musical backgrounds of these master drummers and experience for yourself, that “World Language Rhythm” really exists.

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Please leave a comment below, and let me know what you think!
I’m curious about your sharings, thoughts and feedback.

Thanks, Reinhard

4 Comments

  1. Hi Reinhard
    I am right now listening to one of your podcast episodes, and it moved me to say hi to you and tell you that I am very much enjoying your podcast. I love hearing a new side of you as an interviewer.
    Also congratulations on your marriage.
    Sending love and gratitude to you.
    Tony

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  2. Great idea! Music and life are deeply connected: Reinhard, you and your interview partners allow an insight to various aspects of this field which concerns us all as human beings. Thank you for this enrichment!

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  3. Every single podcast so far has been a great and inspiring experience and I can only recommend you to listen as well! Great variety of guests and musicians + sound examples in between – one of my favourites during the podcasts!

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  4. Thank you Reinhard for this inspiring space! Each of the episodes invites me to a deep journey and brings me a lot of insights. I’m learning many new things with your podcast!

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