«I am happy to serve the world through my prayers of sound.» Aana
Aana Sharma is a bridge between the oriental Indian and the occidental world. She is performing, composing and teaching in the fields of Dhrupad Music, includes Mantras and other wisdom words and creates future music in various formations and projects. Aana is naming herself as E-Yogini though, making mostly electroacustic music recently.
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Co-Produktion von Aana Sharma (Gesang, Arranging) und Willy Strehler (Framedrum und Elektronic Sounds)
Aana rezitiert ein hinduistisches Stotra zu Ehren der Musikgöttin Saraswati. Eröffnet wird das Stück von einem muezzinähnlichen Ruf, der sich wie ein Weckruf durch das ganze Stück hindurchzieht bis zum finalen Om Shanti (es herrsche Frieden!) In diesem Stück gibt es nur wenige melodiöse Ansätze, welche als strukturierendes Element eingesetzt werden. Die Basis ist ein 4er Beat, welcher aber polyrhythmisch durchbrochen wird.
Preversion Gate Gate Heartsutra
One of the big Sutras in Buddhism, the Heartsutra, is intonated by Aana. She created a beat matching to the incorporated Mantra Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha and she recited along the whole Sutra… Willy played the beat on the acoustic framedrum and he made the soundeffects.
Version 4/preversion Ave Maria – Latintext in Raag Kadaana & teapotbeat (January 2022)
Part 1: Ave Maria is sung in Dhrupadstyle in Raag Kadaana.
Part 2: Ave Maria gets accompied by a 8 beat and a drumset of a Japanese teapot and a small golden bell.
Aana is improvising and using a pushpad with DJ Software to manage the samples. She is not only reciting the Gregorian text of Ave Maria in the middlepart, but extending it in Latin: praised are also all women and all children… May everybody be blessed!
Version 3 Ave Maria – Dhrupad Raag Kadaana & Bell breath (December 2021)
An overlay of a synthesized bell drone and dhrupadalaap. Aana has – derived from the Gregorian Ave Maria – married two musical systems to form Raag Kadaana. This is a sketch for the beginning part of the new piece Ave Maria, which is in the making…
To enjoy with headphones as 3D music:-)
Aana & Willy are improvising and using the pushpad/DJ Software to manage samples. Aana vocal plus pushpad-DJ, Willy at the Chapmanstick plus vocal support.
Song DIALOGUE (beyond music Vol. 3 submission)
with Aana Sharma (Vocals, Tanpura), Raushan Orazbayeva (Qyl Qobyz, Kazakhstan) and Senhora do O (virtual instruments, Portugal)
The voice and the Qyl Qobyz are dancing with eachother: it’s a dialogue. Between the Qyl and the voice – symbolizing also the dialogue between the inner & the outer world, merging the human being with the universe. There is no lyrics. It is about the pure sound…
Choral Opera CYCLE (beyond music Vol. 3 submission)
with Aana Sharma (Vocals, recitation, Tanpura, CH), Willy Strehler (Vocals, electronic effects, CH) and Naoyuki Manabe (Sho/japanese flute, Japan)
Humans are rolling in the cycle of rebirth. Stucking in this very world. Never reaching a point of satisfaction. It is an un-cozy painful situation. Suffering! This opra is sacral interreligious music, which is expressing the struggle to come out of this cycle. A slightly threatening space, a non-easy beauty.
Aana als Dhrupad Yogini
Short rendition of an Indian classical Dhrupad performance
improvisation in Raag Ahir Bhairav. Die verschiedenen Elemente einer traditionellen Dhrupad Aufführung werden demonstriert.
Raag Marwa (houseconcert 2021)
Can you hear the rays of the sun in Raag Marwa? the sun has just set – but the rays still dominate the sky….
Raag Bhoopali (houseconcert 6 March 2022)
Gayatri intonation (test studio recording Tropical Gold 2020)
as an evening Chant on Dhrupad base composed by Aana, recordrd in the Tropical Gold studio in Maur in 2020
Alaap in Raag Baageshri (live Dhrupad performance 2019)
Here Aana is performing in her beloved Waterchurch. A church in the river Limmat in Zürich. She is singing the first part of a traditional Dhrupad performance: Alaap. This part is very slow, opposite to the later fast and rhythmical parts. The Raag, the musical or tonal system, is shown note by note, microtonal precise, in resonance to the Tanpura, the accompany drone instrument. There are no words but so called Nomtom-Syllables.
Bandish „Pyare Guruji” (at Gurukul in 2020)
in Hindi, set by Aana in Raag Adana and Tivrataal, accompanied by Pakavaji Hrydeesh, teached in Bhopal
Dearest Guruji, from you we learnt how to listen, how to sing and more than 50 Raga. We learnt about Shrutis, melodies and rhythms. You showed the world the universe of Dhrupad in a very sublime and subtle way.
You are gone now – alone! – we are so sad. What happened is done now… Is this all an illusion? Please take our greetings on your way, our hearts are full of thanksfulness! Dearest Guruji, we salute you respectfully, A….
Version 1 Ave Maria: Indian Ave Maria (2018 or 2019)
from Gregorian Chant to Raag Kafi
How to improvise
trial workshop Dhrupad Vocal by Aana Sharma at Wasserkirche