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 #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/
EPISODE #29: THE ENNEAGRAM AND BEYOND – THE WISDOM OF ELI JAXON-BEAR
This episode is also available as a video podcast: https://youtu.be/1uIO7TIEm0I
To get someone like Eli Jaxon-Bear for a podcast episode is a rare occasion. Eli 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.
For more information please visit: https://leela.org.
EPISODE #28: MUSIC FROM BEYOND – WITH RAINER SCHEURENBRAND
Don’t miss this episode with exceptional music and the story of a musician, who is able to think outside the box. Deep lyrics, mesmerizing rhythms and amazing melodies penetrating into the depth of your being: that is Rainer Scheurenbrand, a virtuous guitarist and composer who, in my opinion embodies the fusion of ancient and modern shamanism.
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 and 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.
EPISODE #25: EMPOWERMENT THROUGH RHYTHM WITH MUSIC FROM DEVA PREMAL AND THE TIBETIAN GYUTO MONKS
We live in extreme times and after being in a lockdown for almost a year, anxiety, fear and anger have become a companion for many people. This has motivated me to craft this episode providing pathways of self empowerment through rhythm, that have helped me tremendously to get into inner stillness, courage and stamina. Deep gratitude to Deva Premal and the Tibetan Gyuto Monks for contributing their Sacred Mantras to this episode. Taketina Link: https://taketina.com/member/
EPISODE #24: GUEST: GERALD VDH
TECHNO – RAW AND COMPLEX
Gerald Wenschitz, aka „Gerald VDH“, musician, producer and DJ, based in Vienna, mastered to square the circle. He merges enormous groove power with complex rhythmic layering and hypnotic voices. Gerald undoubtedly is an exeptional figure in the Techno, Drum&Bass scene. Experience how the famous Amen break from the “Winstons” sounds, when applied to deep techno groove. Listen to a electronic version of the Bayao rhythm, that comes originally from Brazil and get to know a polyrhythmic version of techno.
SPECIAL EPISODE: FREEDOM, COURAGE AND LOVE
AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT AWAKENING
Welcoming the New Year with a special episode and reflections about the current time. What qualities will help you to move out of imposed restrictions, manipulation and censorship? Humanity is at the dawn of a great awakening and this episode invites you to be part of it.
EPISODE #21: GUEST: DJ FIEDEL
THE MESMERIZING BEATS OF TECHNO
This journey invites you to experience House, Techno and Electronic rhythms from behind the DJ console. Your guide is DJ in residence at the world famous techno club Ostgut-Berghain/Berlin. How does he get the audience to dance through a twelve hour set? Finde out and listen to another episode about the power of rhythm.
EPISODE #20: GUEST: PETER PANNKE
SUFI SOUL – RHYTHMS AND SOUNDS FROM WITHIN
This musical journey will take you up and down the roads between Iran and Pakistan, Tajikisatan and Uzbekistan and all the way up to Marokko. Peter Pannke did most of the field recordings himself. He studied the Indian Dhrupad tradition before he turned to Troubadour singing. He shares some of his amazing life stories in this episode.
EPISODE #19 – GUEST: KABEÇÃO
THE FASCINATING SOUNDS AND RHYTHMS OF HANDPAN PLAYING
Get to know a family of fascinating new instruments: the Bantams, the Hangs and the Handpans. Meet a unique composer, performer and sound healer in this episode: Kabeção 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.
EPISODE #18 – GUEST: PETR JANATA
THE MAGIC OF GROOVE 3
This is a discussion of the essential phenomenon of groove 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.
EPISODE #17 – GUEST: PROF. DR. OLIVIER SENN
THE MAGIC OF GROOVE 2
Groove is such a powerful state! 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.
EPISODE #16 – GUEST: ARTHUR HULL
THE ART OF DRUMMING TOGETHER
Meet world renown drum circle facilitator Arthur Hull and discover his method of engaging people in a unique way of drumming together – no previous skills required. Get to know Athur’s life story and enjoy his music.
EPISODE #15 – SOLOCAST
WORLD LANGUAGE RHYTHM – THE MUSIC OF MEGADRUMS 2
Get to know the full story of World Language Rhythm by enjoying this episode. The lineup of the legendary MegaDrums group is unique and comprises some of the best drum masters of our time. Diversity coming together on the foundation of atomized rhythmic particles.
EPISODE #14 – SOLOCAST
WORLD LANGUAGE RHYTHM – THE MUSIC OF MEGADRUMS 1
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 found in 1985. Get to know the diverse musical backgrounds of these master drummers and experience for yourself that “World Language Rhythm” really exists.
EPISODE #13 – GUEST: PROF. JOHN FITZGERALD
THE REMO DRUM FAMILY
Mickey Hart, Arthur Hull, Babatunde Olatunji, Glen Velez and Layne Redmond are just a few prominent names of the REMO drum family to which I also proudly belong. Remo Belli, founder of the REMO company, was a pioneer in bringing awareness to the importance of drumming and rhythm for wellbeing, health and creativity. This episode highlights his lifetime achievement.
EPISODE #12 – GUEST: PROF. JULIAN CASKEL
THE THEORY OF RHYTHM
Dive with us into the process of analyzing different rhythm theories, always accompanied by enthralling music samples. I invite you to follow us into the contemplation how we are able to visualize rhythm, investigating the many concepts that exist around rhythm. Is the theory of rhythm helping us to understand this primal force of life on a deeper level?
EPISODE #11 – GUEST: MITEN
THE MUSIC AND WISDOM OF MITEN
‘Life begins where fear ends.’ This is one quote of Osho, Miten’s spiritual teacher. Miten has lived this paradigm and produced together with his wife Deva Premal and other incredible musicians tunes, that are able to touch your heart on a deep level and – whenever there is love, fear has no place.
REINHARD IS GUEST IN THE PODCAST:
‘FROM IDEOLOGY TO UNITY’ BY NICHOLAS CAREY
At a time where people have grown up out sync of nature, where there is widespread stress and disruption over Coronavirus and politics, the healing power of this amazing music and the peace and bliss it can bring, could not be needed more. Energy and frequency and vibration are key, are they not?
EPSIODE #10 – GUEST: RÜDIGER BRAUN
THE MAGIC OF GROOVE
As a free journalist and scriptwriter Rüdiger Braun has engaged all his life in the quest of finding out why some music feels groovy and some music does not. He is the author of the award winning book “Our seven senses”.
REINHARD IS GUEST IN THE PODCAST:
“BEYOND PERCEPTION” BY SIMON RILLING
That’s what Simon says about the episode: “This conversation blew me away – a deep dive into the world of rhythm! Reinhard explains why rhythm is the most fundamental power of life and what it means to become one with rhythm. That rhythm is something we all have, can access and experience, because it’s what we are.”
EPISODE #9 – GUEST: TANIA BOSAK
CONNECTING WITH THE UNKNOWN
Australian performer and TaKeTiNa Teacher Tania Bosak has a real broad vision to experience life through many channels. She shares how her life unfolded between daring experiments, the longing for community and the challenge of being a woman leader on stage.
EMBRACE THE DIVERSITY TO FIND THE COMMON GROUND
Freedom of speech and the curiosity on fellow humans – this is what this episode is all about. This podcast hosts people from all corners of rhythmic expression. And as you listen to them and their music, you might discover that the common ground is way stronger than the obvious discrepancies. It’s time to connect and listen to each other.
EPISODE #7 – GUEST: UWE GRODD
MUSICAL WISDOM OF A GREAT CONDUCTOR
Uwe is one of the great conductors and flautists of our time. Based in New Zealand he toured the world for decades. In this Podcast he shares rare moments of his privat life and his view on rhythm. We are talking about how TaKeTiNa Symphonic has formed and what experience he had conducting “Waves upon Waves” and “Space beyond Space”.
CHANTING IN LOVE, PRAYER AND RHYTHM
Together with her husband Miten and flute player Manose Singh she unites thousands of people to do, what we really need in the current time: open their heart in chant. Deva also shares her insight about the rhythm of mantras, as she was singing and recording with the Gyuto Monks from Tibet. Enjoy!
EPISODE #5 – GUEST: ALFRED LOHNINGER
THE RHYTHMS OF YOUR BODY
A discussion with one of the leading pioneers in Heart Rate Variability, Alfred Lohninger from “Autonom Health”, giving hands on information of how to stimulate the Vagus nerve in order to counter the tsunami of depression and stay in great health.
EPISODE #4 – GUEST: TUPAC MANTILLA
ABOUT RHYTHM OF LIFE
Grammy nominee and top percussionist entering into deep discussions about all his projects and his perspective of the rhythm of life.
EPISODE #3 – GUEST: JOHNNY BERTL
ABOUT SOUND, RHYTHM OF LIFE AND PROJECTS
Join us on a sound journey through many musical landscapes always centered around the one thing, that connects us all – rhythm.
SPACE AND EMPTINESS. THE KEY TO MASTERING MUSIC AND LIFE.
In all the fear mongering of the current times, a lot of people are filling themselves up with anxiety and worries. That leads to depression and desperation. This is a reflection of the essential element in music: space. Find out, how you can empty your mind and how emptiness can be a state, in which you encounter the abundance of life.
EPISODE #1 – SOLOCAST RF
RHYTHM – THE FUNDAMENTAL POWER OF LIFE
Check out, what the upcoming episodes of my podcast will offer you. In this episode, I let you know how I got so passionate about rhythm. Let me inspire you to find out how rhythm can help you to develop essential qualities and skills for living in todays complex and chaotic world.