THE POWER OF RHYTHM

Reinhard Flatischler Podcast

ABOUT

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.
Reinhard Flatischler 

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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 #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. He currently tours the world as freelancer, soloist and band-member of Dead Can Dance as well as teaching masterclasses for handpan players and percussionist.

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EPISODE #38: GIOVANNI HIDALGO, THE CONGA LEGEND

EPISODE #38: GIOVANNI HIDALGO, THE CONGA LEGEND

Are you in love with Salsa and Latin Music? Meet Giovanni Hidalgo – the man who took conga to the next level. Standing in the tradition of Tata Guines, Candido, Changuito and Chano Pozo, Giovanni has not only performed with most Latin Super Stars, he also has developed deep wisdom and love that he now shares with world. It is a true honor to have Giovanni Hidalgo performing live on my podcast – thank you hermano!

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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 #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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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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