THE POWER OF RHYTHM
Reinhard Flatischler Podcast
Hi, in my podcast POWER OF RHYTHM I want to inspire you to investigate and experience the most fundamental power of life. And how it could help you thrive. For that I invite an incredible diversity of guests – from Neuroscience to Chronobiology, from world class performers to trendsetters in rhythm based music, giving you different perspectives on the one thing, that connects us all – RHYTHM.
POWER OF RHYTHM is a music podcast and you can listen to an abundance of different music – and rhythm examples. Probably you will not be able to find this variety anywhere else: ancient korean kut ceremonies, comparsas and music from the carnival in Cuba 1976, deep techno and drum performances from some of the best drummers of our time.
I welcome you to join me on this journey.
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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.
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 with the Ensemble Diaspora World music group in Brisbane. He also recorded with the great female singer Abida Parveen in the project “Rumi in the Land of Khusrau”. 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.
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.
EPISODE #35: SHAMANS OF THE NEW WORLD WITH YA’ACOV DARLING KHAN
This episode explores shamanism in modern times. My talk with Ya’acov Darling Khan reveals, that shamans are not just ancient healers from the past. Ya’acov Darling Khan is acknowledged as a practicing shaman by indigenous elders from the Arctic to the Amazon. 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.
EPISODE #33: LOIRE COTLER – THE VOICE OF RHYTHM
Do you think you know what a singer can to do with her voice? Probably this episode might surprise you! Sit back and enjoy music only a super talent can provide and Loire Cotler certainly falls in this category. With the intimate power of her voice as a rhythm instrument, Loire has created a completely new genre. From a stunning voice solo to the amazing tunes of her album „18 wings“ to her collaboration with Academy Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer, this episode leads you from one surprise to the next.
EPISODE #32: MARLA LEIGH – THE SACRED FRAME DRUMMING OF WOMEN
Marla Leigh continues the work of Layne Redmond (When the Drummers Were Women) and takes it to a whole new level. Her featured composition „Rhythms of Tof Miriam” goes back to the Exodus of the old testament: “Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine (called “Tof Miriam” or “Frame Drum”) in her hand, and all the women followed her with tambourines and dancing”. Marla’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.
EPISODE #31: GLEN VELEZ – FOUNDING FATHER OF THE MODERN FRAME DRUM MOVEMENT
You can watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/obersyHG1uc
Four time Grammy Award winner and founding father of the modern frame drum movement, Glen Velez shares his rich experience in our discussion. Listen to his unique drumming style and get to know what he created together with Steve Reich and the Paul Winter Consort. Glen has been performing with my MegaDrums group, together with Zakir Hussain, Airto Moreira, Leonard Eto and several others. 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.
EPISODE #30: MANTAK CHIA & THE HEALING TAO – TRUE SOUND AND BRAIN ORGASM
You can listen with subtitles here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW1ueiJBQAs&feature=youtu.be
Master Chia, a true Grand Master of Tao, shares his knowledge about the essential things in life: extended orgasms and sublime sex, health through balancing the energy in the organs and ultimately: love, joy happiness, as he expresses the goal of his work. Discover how our body is able to produce mind altering substances, such as DMT, and how we can balance its effect by developing the balance of a Yin and Yang body.
You can find the spoken text here: https://powerofrhythm.com/mantak-chia/