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Tapasya Loading, is a safe space to attempt honest, raw and authentic conversation in homage to the ancient act of stoking a sacred fire. Hosted by Musician/Inter-diciplinary artist T.L.Mazumdar, it pays proverbial homage to the ancient act of burning fear away with love and joy by inviting raw and authentic conversations and exchanges with fellow artists and path-breakers.

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Tapasya Loading, is a safe space to attempt honest, raw and authentic conversation in homage to the ancient act of stoking a sacred fire. Hosted by Musician/Inter-diciplinary artist T.L.Mazumdar, it pays proverbial homage to the ancient act of burning fear away with love and joy by inviting raw and authentic conversations and exchanges with fellow artists and path-breakers.

    Common Threads between Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Sheila E, The Crusaders and Enjoying Fresh Strawberries with Benny Rietveld

    Common Threads between Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Sheila E, The Crusaders and Enjoying Fresh Strawberries with Benny Rietveld

    Born to immigrant parents in the Netherlands before migrating to the US as an infant, Benny Rietveld left his native home of Hawaii in early adulthood be 'raised again in San Francisco and New York, (currently residing in Los Angeles)'. During which he went on to build a career possibly unparalleled in the manner it acts as a common thread between artists as iconic and diverse as Miles Davis, Carlos Santana (with whom he's been MD for over a decade), Sheila E, The Crusaders, amidst many others.


    In this long-form, vulnerable conversation, the 8 x Grammy Award winner shares humbling insights into the bigger picture behind playing music, his education on the job, the future of online education, and keeping the true fire of it all alive amidst the ever-changing landscape of the music industry.


    This episode is brought to you by: 


    www.holisticpianoacademy.com 


    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com


    Text: www.tlwrites.com


    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar


    Recorded on a Zoom L8 mixer kindly sponsored by:


    https://www.sound-service.eu     


    Connect with Benny:
    https://linktr.ee/bennyrietveld


    Connect with T.L.
    Artist Website: www.everynowheremusic.com

    Coaching: www.holisticpianoacademy.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar 


     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Damascus to Berlin, Surviving War as an Artist, and Effortlessness in Everyday Art with Ali Moraly

    Damascus to Berlin, Surviving War as an Artist, and Effortlessness in Everyday Art with Ali Moraly

    Damascus-born, Berlin-based violinist, composer, educator, and writer Ali Moraly belongs to the first generation of home-grown Syrian musicians formally trained in European Classical music.
     


    An internationally active career before the unrest in his ancestral home eventually saw him migrate to Germany via Turkey where artist commissions, theater engagements, and the graduating a Masters degree saw him nestle amidst the hopeful strains of Berlin's metropolitan welcome.
     
    We catch up to try and summarise a journey that personifies an inspiring story of hope, resilience, and contemplative reflection on the role of an artist 10 years after the 'Arab Spring' protests and the ongoing Syrian civil war.
     
    Connect With Ali:
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alimoraly
     
    YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/AliMoralyMusic
     

    This episode is brought to you by: 


    www.holisticpianoacademy.com 


    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com


    Text: www.tlwrites.com


    Produced by T.L. Mazumdar



     


    Recorded on a Zoom L8 mixer kindly sponsored by:


    https://www.sound-service.eu     


    Connect with T.L.
    Artist Website: www.everynowheremusic.com

    Coaching: www.holisticpianoacademy.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar 






     
     
     

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Understanding Aspergers Syndrome, Transforming Piano Abuse to Healing and Healthy Productivity Hacks with Amirah

    Understanding Aspergers Syndrome, Transforming Piano Abuse to Healing and Healthy Productivity Hacks with Amirah

    Multiple Award-winning singer-songwriter Amirah transformed her journey with Aspergers Syndrome, trauma from abusive piano lessons, and the challenges of being a bi-racial Malaysian in an era of cultural turmoil into a healing process she aptly calls 'a mission to unite'.


     


    The Kuala-Lumpur-born and raised LA native has been twice a finalist for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest amidst a plethora of many others with jury members the likes of Timbaland, Rihanna, and Peter Gabriel.


     


    Currently working on her debut album with Grammy award-winning producer Jeff Bova, her signature sound meshes Gamelan, Chinese and Indian influences with zeitgeist-relevant production ethics that are an apt representation of her journey amidst geographical and inner worlds which embrace the risk of appearing complex to the mainstream, and only natural to the global citizen.


     


    In this frank and vulnerable conversation, we talk about the pains of dealing with abuse at the piano, understanding the nuances of Aspergers Syndrome and discuss healthy productivity hacks for the 21st century artist.
     
    Connect with Amirah:
     

    Inspiring Unity®


    Latest music: www.linktr.ee/amirah360


    Website: www.amirah360.com


    Youtube: @amirah360 


    Facebook: @amirah360


    Instagram: @amirah360


    Twitter: @amirah360


    Tiktok: @amirah_360


    This episode is brought to you by: 


    www.holisticpianoacademy.com 
    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com


    Text: www.tlwrites.com


    Recorded on a Zoom L8 mixer kindly sponsored by:


    https://www.sound-service.eu     


    Connect with T.L.
    Artist Website: www.everynowheremusic.com

    Coaching: www.holisticpianoacademy.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Berlin to LA, Spiritual vs Musical Practices and Staying Curious with Robert Koch

    Berlin to LA, Spiritual vs Musical Practices and Staying Curious with Robert Koch

    Berlin-bred, LA-based German Music Composers Award winner Robert Koch's music has been described as ''..artificial intelligence discovering religion.'' (Bobby Friction -BBC).
     


    A signature deep, cinematic sound that entices crowds to dance at festivals and events like Coachella, Sonar, Mutek, and Boiler Room as effortlessly as it acts as a backdrop for multiple Television, Film, and Ad campaigns even as we speak, his music meets at the intriguing intersection of technology and nature in a manner increasingly relevant to the current zeitgeist. 
     
    Koch's collaborative and projects have sold out in planetariums hosting immersive art experiences even while gaining gold and platinum status as a producer for indie artists. A testimony to the seamless, unconventional, complex, and deep thinker who refers to his craft as a 'spiritual practice'. Even while his ever-growing relationship with Meditation and Yoga ground him to make more space for the same.


     


    I catch up with my friend and ex-collaborator for the first time in 7 years after our workshop/festival tour in India in 2013.
     

    This episode is brought to you by: 


    www.holisticpianoacademy.com 


    Music by: www.everynowheremusic.com


    Recorded on a Zoom L8 mixer kindly sponsored by:


    https://www.sound-service.eu     




     
    Connect with Robert:
    https://www.instagram.com/robotkoch


     

    • 1 hr
    Healing with Music, the Role of a Mentor and the Future of Online Education with Claus Hessler

    Healing with Music, the Role of a Mentor and the Future of Online Education with Claus Hessler

    With nominations on international polls in magazines like MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE and testimonials from the likes DAVID GARIBALDI, STEVE SMITH, ALEX ACUNA, Claus Hessler has established himself to be one of the most influential drummers and music educators to emerge from Germany.


     


    With a workshop and concert tour-plan that spans continents, his mastery of the Moeller technique and open-handed drumming has set new standards in the global drumming community. One that has attracted some of the most credible names in the same as both students and collaborators.


     


    We caught up recently with the associate professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt, The University of Popular Music, Mannheim and chairman of Percussion Creativ, to trace his earliest roots in music, his awareness at a very young age of the healing qualities of music after he used singing to heal from the shock of an accident that left him with speech difficulties, and the future of online music education.
     

    This episode is brought to you by: 


    www.holisticpianoacademy.com 


    Recorded on a Zoom L8 mixer kindly sponsored by:


    https://www.sound-service.eu     




    Connect with Claus:
    www.claushessler.com

    Instagram

    Twitter

    www.everynowheremusic.com

    Coaching: www.holisticpianoacademy.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar 



     


     


     


     


     

     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Well-being for Artists and Making Music with Chocolate with Vivienne Aerts

    Well-being for Artists and Making Music with Chocolate with Vivienne Aerts

     
    The gentle and compassionate demeanor of Vivienne Aerts will leave you hard-pressed to guess the mammoth stature of her artistic endeavors in the past decade.


     


    A practicing clinical psychologist in Europe before she went on to be a Fulbright scholar and Suma Cum Laude Berklee graduate, her collaborators since have included some of the most iconic names in the world of jazz.


     


    The NYC-based, Dutch Singer-Songwriter composer's encounter with Kenny Werner while still a student eventually led to a unique synergy that has gone on to integrate itself as a core component of the Effortless Mastery Institute.


     


    In this long-form conversation we address some of the core issues artists and educators alike have been grappling with unnoticed for generations: mental health, well-being, and the hamster-wheel effect the neglect of the same threatens to have on the arts eco-system.


     


    With side-notes of entrepreneurship for the artist, Disparities between European and North American attitudes towards education, and chocolate.
     

    This episode is brought to you by: 


    www.holisticpianoacademy.com 


    Recorded on a Zoom L8 mixer kindly sponsored by:


    https://www.sound-service.eu    


     



     
    Connect with Vivienne: 
    Website

    Instagram

    Facebook


    Connect with T.L.:
    Artist Website: www.everynowheremusic.com

    Coaching: www.holisticpianoacademy.com 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everynowheremusic/

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tlmusician

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar 

    • 1 hr 32 min

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