A life on tour
Since the year 2000 Rageshri (Keyboards) and Kushali (Violin), the two musicians that form Silence and Sound, have offered almost 1000 concerts all over the world. For many years they gave more than 100 concerts a year and were practically non-stop on tour. The concert at Panorama this Friday will be their 977th concert. They have produced 5CD’s so far and are dreaming of their next one.
Ahead of their Live Concert at Panorama this coming Friday, April 24th, I had the chance to ask them a few questions about music, meditation, life and food. Here are excerpts from their answers:
Kushali: “Music is my life. Music is a way to find truth. Many life questions can be solved by playing music…”
Rageshri: “Through music I can get in touch with my soul. My spiritual name that I received from my teacher Sri Chinmoy is also linked to music, The Beauty and the Fragrance of the Soul-Melody in the Aspiration-Heart in boundless measure…, Music helps me to feel the beauty of life, it can be like a bouquet of beautiful flowers or a sweet piece of cake.”
Kushali:“Meditation is spreading like music. Music brings to the fore deeper experiences from meditation.”
Rageshri:“Meditation for me is the inner dimension of life, it is the nutrition that feeds the deeper part of my self.”
Rageshri is a passionate and excellent cook…
“Music and Cooking have many similarities. When I cook I try to offer something of myself, of my soul, offer my good feelings into the food. This helps to make the dish more beautiful, nutritious and delicious and the food is transformed. In a sense cooking is like composing, both are deeply creative.”
About running in the 6 day race
Both Rageshri and Kushali have participated for many, many years in the annual 6 or 10 day Multiday races in Flushing Meadow. Participants run as many miles as possible within 6 or 10 days. These are feats of extreme endurance and transcendence.
Rageshri: “While touring permanently you pick up a lot of energies and vibrations from your surroundings. These long races are like a cleaning session for the whole being from inside out. You also develop many qualities that are helpful in everyday life and therefore help for the life on tour.
Kushali: “Through the running we also get inspirations for arrangements that we use then on tour.”
Rageshri:“For me, Panorama is like an ocean, deep, full of fulfilling inner peace, but at the same time also outer intensity. I feel a flow of life, colorful and much kindness and harmony.”
Kushali: “For me, Panorama is a place where the Supreme and the Supreme in man is served.”
About their dreams:
Rageshri:”My first dream is that there will be peace in my country(Ukraine). I also dream that one day we have an enterprise like Panorama in our country.”
Kushali:” My dream is to spread our teacher’s message and vision through music. I hope that in this way the essence of his message can be felt.”
This concert is one of very few on the American continent and is a rare opportunity to dive into the sound universe of Silence & Sound.