Working on my debut album, I moved from loss to love.
The songs I wrote on my piano are a raw expression of feeling,
a continuation of and a tribute to the music that has touched my heart throughout my life.
My compositions in Indian Raags are my chosen medicine.
Their words are in the ancient sound language Gurmukhi.
Their prescribed sound structures hold a power that goes beyond expression.
They are the antidote, the therapy, the magic.
This is a journey from duality to oneness through conversation.
Uniting my mind with my soul. My dream with my reality. My heart with my world.
This is a journey from loss to love.
My Five Conversations on Love combine pop songs with Sabds in Indian Raags via a thematic-emotional bridge.
They are a reflection of my experience of heart break unfolding in the play between my musical worlds.
My compositions are the result of an intuitive process in which sound gave me its hand when I needed it most.
The stages of my journey from sadness to love are:
1 Loss ⦁ 2 Denial – 3 Longing ⦁ 4 Anger – 5 Empowerment ⦁ 6 Bargaining – 7 Love ⦁ 8 Depression – 9 Rebirth ⦁ 10 Life
SHAAN & MANGALACHARAN
1 The Blessing
(Raag Suhee Kafi)
2 Vacuum of Grace
feat. Guru Kaur
5 Bande Khoj Dil Har Roj
6 Love Letter
7 Mere Ram Rae Tudh Chit Aeai Oubare
8 Wounded Fighter
9 Tou Mai Har Har Kareea
feat. Preetinder Singh Dhindsa
10 Set Sail – Ek Onkaar
feat. Yashpreet Singh Matharu
N I R A N J A N
I am Niranjan.
I was born at the right time and place on planet earth
and I grew up among many people, animals and plants.
My deepest desire has always been to sing.
Although my musical talent was encouraged, I was not seen in this my greatest wish.
Instead I learned piano and clarinet. Even in my music studies there was nobody
who encouraged me to trust my voice.
I had at least a little bit of a voice, they said.
It was only through my encounter Naad Yoga that I found the key to my voice.
It was only my greatest pain that kindled the courage, even the need, to show myself with it.
Now I am what I always have been: the composer of my life.
On my musical journey I encountered many forms of expression: classical, pop, jazz -
and finally the deeply healing traditional music of North India.
In my work I connect these worlds without touching their inner perfection.
Through this I want to create a bridge to new worlds for those who listen,
and for myself, a new connection to myself.
My religion is kindness, my philosophy is freedom, my teacher is life.
My deepest inspiration
is love always.
Portraits 1, 2, 4, 5: Dumitritza Gore | Portrait 3 & band photo: Fadi Houbaila
Out Soon ⦁ Five Conversations on Love
The Blessing ⦁ Preparation 2021
From Loss to Love ⦁ Guru & Niranjan