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Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury, is composer - teacher - therapist 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. Served as composer for MIT Media Lab.

2021 SEVA Award recipient, researcher at Sri Aurobindo Ashram; senior faculty at Sustainable Livelihood Institute, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (India) & Auroville; certified therapist from International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) ; member of International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM)

founder of 'Know Your Rhythm' - a training programme that helps participants discover their own sense of Rhythm in life and work, raising well-being, wellness, empathy, teamwork, leadership.

Know Your Rhythm is an international network of artists and therapists.
contact: arnabninad[at]gmail.com, whatsapp/call +91 98940 29256

On 'Know Your Rhythm'

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

Presented at SYTAR 2022 (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research, USA); 6th Conference of International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) at Berkelee Music & Health Institute, Boston (2020); 18th Dialogues on Humanity, Metropolis of Lyon, Govt. of France (2018); 14th World Congress for Music Therapy, Vienna, World Federation for Music Therapy (2014)

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 Dept. of Music Therapy, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (2014)

Published over 20 papers, case studies, chapters, articles in publications such as Springer Nature (Palgrave Macmillan), International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, Open Yoga Journal, International Journal of Yoga - Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology, Club of Amsterdam Journal, Yoga Therapy Today, WONCA (World Organisation for Family Doctors) newsletter, Namah Journal

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

Experience

Koham-Soham (Who am I? I am That): our meditative film inspired by Sri Aurobindo's poem 'Who', released for Sri Aurobindo's 150th birth anniversary and India's 75th Independence Day on August 15th 2022.

Playlist: Prelude - Alaap, Part 1: Multiplicity, Part 2: Attributes, Part 3: Enlightenment

Spiritual History of India:trailer of a documentary film that traces the spiritual evolution of India over 4000 years, seen through an original Indic perspective based on Sri Aurobindo’s research. To be released on August 15th, 2022. Made with grants from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research (SAIIER), Auroville.

Project Savitri Marg Darshan offers a meditative experience centered on selected passages of Savitri read by eminent teachers. This final 7th episode is read by Sri Manoj Das Gupta, managing trustee, Sri Aurobindo Ashram; registrar, Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry.

Playlist of all 7 episodes

The magic harp of Leela the fairy - our musical tale on love and empathy created for children with special needs and orphans, premiered at Rachmaninoff hall, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, under Russian Ministry of Culture, December 13th, 2021.

Centered on the transformation of Vuvu, the wizard of thunderstorm who is transformed into gentle rain by Leela the fairy with empathy and love, our story was narrated by senior actor Mr.Petr Tararizky. Our composition explores the healing properties of Indian classical Ragas (melodic modes) in orchestral form. This program was reviewed by Karusel TV, a Russian television channel dedicated to children and youth.

Seva award winner for 2021 - honoured to receive it from International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
for Project Susthiti, our online healing program blending Yoga Therapy and Music Therapy for Covid healthcare workers

World Sanskrit Day 2021 celebrate it with an original Shloka as invocation to Mother Nature in the light of Climate Change.

'Playing with Sunlight - Re-imagining our world beyond Covid' dedicated to all the Covid healthcare workers across the world, released on National Doctor's Day, July 1st, 2021

'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, with Mr.Wolfgang Sobotka, former Minister of the Interior and music conductor, Austria, as chief guest.
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 Govt. of Austria, July 2014. This program was live broadcast by ORF TV, Austria's leading public broadcaster.

'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.

‘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 with Dakshina Chanting group, Auroville.


L'aurore s'allume - poetry-music composition, with from the opening stanzas of the iconic poem of Victor Hugo at 18th Dialogues en humanité (Dialogues on Humanity conference) on 6th July 2018 at the Parc de la Tête d'or, Lyon, France, organised by the Metropolis of Lyon, Govt. of France, with Mr.Jean-Marc Ayrault, former Prime Minister of France, as chief guest. Dialogues en humanité emerged out the 2nd Earth Summit (2002).

'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).

'A God's Labour'- theatrical presentation in 5 movements, centered on 'A God's Labour', a poem on spiritual transformation by Sri Aurobindo written in 1935-36.
Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education (SAICE) celebrated its 71st anniversary on 1st December 2014. Venue: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, Puducherry, India.

Last update 15th August 2022, email arnabninad[at]gmail.com, Whatsapp or call +91 98 94 02 92 56