Electroacustic music

WisdomWordZ Projekt: Initiative von Aana. Formation Aana & Willy.

Studiofoto 2022 by Iris Dressler

Aana, Dhrupad- und Chorsängerin mit Zugang zu Buddhismus, Hinduismus und Christentum, entwickelt mit Willy, Multiinstrumentalist, Tontechniker und Autodidakt, seit Sommer 2021 sehr spezielle Techno-Trance-Musik auf der Basis von Weisheitstexten in Sanskrit, Pali, Latein et al.

Aana holt aus alten Weisheitstexten wie dem Herzsutra, Gayatrimantra oder Ave Maria tiefe Inspiration und komponiert Stücke auf Basis der Dhrupadmusik. Zusammen entwickeln Willy und Aana die Stücke weiter. Willy bringt diverse akustische Instrumente ein und transformiert die Musik auf seinem Computer weiter. Entstanden ist tradiert-innovative elektroakustische Musik, welche im Innersten berührt. Dabei sind auch ganz spezielle Stücke wie Therigata-Vertonungen oder das texlich erweiterte Ave Maria. Ziel ist eine Trance, um die Verbindung zum Inneren zu stärken und eine neuartige Begegnung mit zentralen spirituellen Texten.

Hat sich Aana eher auf die Melodie und das Arrangieren konzentriert, war Willy schwertgewichtig auf Beatmaking und Sounddesign fokussiert. Nach einer intensiven Auseinandersetzung und iterativen Annäherung haben sie ihre Musik gefunden: Stücke, welche die Welt der elektroakustischen Musik innovativ bereichern – weder simpler Techno noch seichte E-Mantra Musik, sondern  komplex groovige längere Werke, welche Zuhörende und Musiker in Trance versetzen!

OM SHANTI

Co-Produktion von Aana Sharma (composition, vocal, arranging) und Willy Strehler (framedrum, elektronic sounds & beats)

Aana rezitiert in Sanskrit 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 Friede!

MP3 OM SHANTI

Aana Sharma: Vocals, arranging. Willy Strehler: Framedrum, electronic sounds, producing. Aana is reciting the Hindu-Stotra for the musicgoddess Saraswati. Starting with a Muezzin-like call, which is going through the whole piece like an alarm till the final Om Shanti (May there be piece!) This is new music: Spiritual Techno, Sanskrit Rock, Tribal Trance, Electro Roots… ? It is universal music to overcome boundaries between religions and cultures.

OM TARE

Co-Produktion von Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging) und Willy Strehler (elektronic sounds & beats, background vocals)

Aana rezitiert in Sanskrit das buddhistische Mantra Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha zu Ehren der Weisheitsgöttin Tara, welche uns dabei helfen möge, Hindernisse zu überwinden auf dem Weg zur Erlösung.

MP3 OM TARE

Co-production of Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging) and Willy Strehler (elektronic sounds & beats, background vocals) Aana recites in Sanskrit the Buddhist mantra Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha in honor of the wisdom goddess Tara, who may help us to overcome obstacles on the way to salvation.

NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO

Co-Produktion von Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) und Willy Strehler (elektronic sounds & beats, production)

Aana rezitiert auf Japanisch das buddhistische Mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, das Mantra des Lotos Sutra. Das Rezitieren soll die Buddhanatur in uns erwecken. Buddhistisch Praktizierende legen hiermit auch ein Boddhisatvagelöbnis ab, allen anderen Wesen zu helfen, bis alle erlöst sein werden.

MP3 NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO

Co-production of Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) and Willy Strehler (elektronic sounds & beats, production) Aana recites in Japanese the Buddhist mantra Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, the mantra of the Lotus Sutra. Recitation is said to awaken the Buddha nature within us. Buddhist practitioners also make a Boddhisatva vow to help all other beings until all are redeemed.

AVE MARIA

Co-Produktion von Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging) und Willy Strehler (elektronic sounds & beats, production)

Aana betet das Ave Maria – erweitert um den textlichen Zusatz, dass alle Frauen und alle Kinder, schliesslich alle Menschen geehrt werden sollen. Es ist ein chorales Werk mit selbst elektronisch entwickelten Kirchenglocken.

Vorversion MP3 AVE MARIA

Co-Produced by Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging) and Willy Strehler (electronic sounds & beats, production)

Aana prays the Ave Maria – extended by the textual addition that all women and all children, finally all people should be honored. It is a choral work with church bells developed electronically by the composer himself.

GATE GATE

Co-Produktion von Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) und Willy Strehler (acustic i struments,

elektronic sounds & beats, vocal support, production)

Aana rezitiert nicht nur das buddhistische Gate Gate Mantra, sondern auch das vollständige Herzsutra, indem Avalokiteshvara Sariputra belehrt: Form ist Leerheit, Leerheit ist Form…

Vorversion MP3 GATE GATE

Co-Produced by Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) and Willy Strehler (electronic sounds & beats, vocal support, production)

Aana recites not only the Buddhist Gate Gate Mantra, but also the complete Heart Sutra, instructing Avalokiteshvara Sariputra: form is emptiness, emptiness is form….

GAYATRI

Co-Produced by Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, beat support, arranging, beatmaking) and Willy Strehler (vocal support, electronic sounds & beats, vocal support, production)

The Hindu Gayatri Mantra in honour of Savitri, the sun goddess, with the following Sanskrit words: Om Bhur, Bhuva Svaha. Tatsavitur Varenyam. Bhargo Devasya Dimahi. Diyoyo Naha Prachodayat.

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THERiGATA

Co-Produced by Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) and Willy Strehler (electronic sounds & beats, vocal support, production)

Theri are the elders, Gata is a poem in Pali. There is a whole poem-collection written by illuminated Buddhist nuns. This is a song with the text of Nanduttaras‘ poem, describing, how she overcame her attachment to sex. As we are in the same situation today, Aana says: «3000 years in the past is now!»

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AOUM

Co-Produced by Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) and Willy Strehler (electronic sounds & beats, production)

OM is the unstruck sound, which is since beginning there. Om is containing 4 letters: A, O, U and M. The most basic Mantra in Soundyoga or Nada Yoga, with which one can merge the inner and the outer over the tool of sound.

RI NAA

Co-Produced by Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) and Willy Strehler (electronic sounds & beats, production)

Slow sounds without words- in Nomtomsyllables Ri Naa etc.

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RANANA

Co-Produced by Aana Sharma (composition, vocals, arranging, beatmaking) and Willy Strehler (electronic sounds & beats, production)

Faster pure sound… sung with Nomtomsyllables Ra Na Na etc.

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BAM BAM

,Bam Bam bole‘ means tell the name of Shiv! Shiva is the destroyer in the Hindu maingod- trinity – a chance to renewal and make a better world then before:-)

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WISDOMWORDZ MUSIC WORK IN PROGRESS…

TAKITA beat is all!

VIMALAKIRTI says «words are non sense»!

JOHANNES OFFENBARUNG a promise of the bible…

CYCLE II: «the way out» mit dem Upanisa-Sutra…

REMIXES

GATE GATE (Rodrigo Pires & Team Brazil)

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International music competition contributions for Tina Turner plattform Beyond Music:

DIALOGUE (beyond music Vol. 3 submission)

with Aana Sharma (Vocals, Tanpura), Raushan Orazbayeva (Qyl Qobyz, Kazakhstan) and Senhora do O (virtual instruments, Portugal)

dialogue song mp3

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…

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)

CYCLE mp3
Skizze von Willy Strehler

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 choral opera is sacral interreligious music, which is expressing the struggle to come out of this cycle. A slightly threatening space, a non-easy beauty.