WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE IS REGULAR DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT AND THE WALLS WE NEED TO PUT UP TO KEEP OTHER PEOPLE OUT.
HOW WOULD IT CHANGE IF WE REALISED WE WERE ACTUALLY MADE OF THE SAME THING?
SCIENTISTS, ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS AND SPIRITUAL SEEKERS HAVE CONTEMPLATED, DISCUSSED AND EXPRESSED A SENSE OF UNITY AMONGST PEOPLE. THEY’VE SPOKEN OF A FIELD OF VIBRATION THAT EXISTS AS THE FUNDAMENTAL FABRIC OF WHO WE ARE.
WHAT IF WE WERE MADE OF MUSIC?
In many traditions, both East and West, religious and scientific, sound is understood to be the source of matter. Most is sound we cannot hear. Yoga teacher/ artist Ameet Malhotra together with Indian slide guitarist Manish Pingle have been exploring our musical constitution. Combining yoga and Indian classical music in experiential and participative performances, they invite audiences to utilise yogic hand gestures to affect the breath; gestures which connect with inner (unstruck) sounds. Participants are invited to do this with the sense that the gestures we make in our lives have an energy (rhythm, texture, spirit) and expression.
CAN YOU THINK OF A WAY YOU BRING VIBRATION INTO FORM IN EVERYDAY LIFE?
The way our body moves is an expression of thought, of energy and of inner vibration manifesting in action.
A handshake, a smile, a thumbs up, a hug … every gesture is a physical expression of communication and connection. Each one has rhythm, intent and energy. Each one is the first measure of our collective score.
Making our gestures conscious is an act of resisting the concept of separation.
What hand gestures do you make when meeting friends or connecting to others?
Connected citizen Malhotra
I’m a second generation product of the British Empire. Having been a subject, I’m now a citizen, and as such I feel a duty to share the knowledge that we are all made of the same thing. Some of my earliest memories include racial abuse and threat towards my family. In my heart I knew that those offering the abuse needed to know what I know: that we were all made the same.
I teach yoga, I’m a therapist and an artist. As part of the wearemadeofmusic.com project we create experiences fusing meditation, gesture, art and music to create the experience that we are made of music. It is my genuine hope that you find the music in you and all those that you meet.