From Realism through Postmodern Era
The history of music predates the written word and is tied to the development of each unique human culture . Music has been used as meditational music since the very dawn of civilization , because it balances the human organism through its rhythmic pattern of tones , which are generated in a harmonic relationship with each other . Mantras originated in the Vedic religion of India , later becoming an essential part of the Hindu tradition and a customary practice within Buddhism Sikhism and Jainism . Indian music and mantras bring us back in to the [banner_entry_middle]
br physical world every day . Most of the indian songs were written by saints for devotion and meditation . This music was created in to give people better feelings
Not long ago I visited the concert of a not very famous group Atmosphere . It consisted of two women who chanted mantras and three men who played some instruments . Those instruments included pakhawaj violin , flute . The most exotic of those instruments were pakhawaj and flute . Pakhawaj is a long bodied wooden drum with both ends covered in skin . Played horizontally with the fingers and palms of both hands , the right hand surface is tuned to the pitch required and the left hand surface provides the base . Flute , carved from bamboo , is made in every possible size . It is usually played in a vertical position . The combination of the sounds made by those instruments was excellent . The music they played was composed by the members of those group . They took the text of a famous Indian mantras and composed a modern joyful music for chanting it . Actually , when they were singing and playing they were meditating themselves . Moreover , a lot of people sitting in the hall were meditating too . While singing the women were dancing . There were no special costumes , except an embroidered Indian shirts . Of course they were influenced by some chanters of mantras , but intheir group they expressed their individualities . To tell the truth , I liked the style of their performance greatly . I think it was a good idea to combine mantras with a modern music
Atmosphere : Music Group (2006 . Retrieved January 28 , 2007 , from HYPERLINK “http /www .answers .com /atmosphere-music-group http /www .answers .com /atmosphere-music-group
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