MEET THE BAND: MANOSE
How do Deva & Miten concerts differ from other bands you’ve played with?
The space I get with Deva and Miten is very precious. Musically, I seek the sound of silence, and it is very easy and natural to find with them. In the 12 years since I met them, through our collaboration, my appreciation of healing music has grown immensely.
Any memory of the first concert with Deva & Miten?
I remember one of the first concerts we played together in San Francisco. I stood for the entire concert, which was almost 3 hours. (They play a long time – I didn’t know!)
After the concert a girl came to me and asked, “…aren’t yours legs tired? I keep thinking you need to have chair..!”
You’re obviously passionate about music – what do you consider your main instrument and how did your relationship with it develop?
Bansuri – bamboo flute, the flute of Krishna, upon which he plays entire existence into oneness.
As a boy, I heard a sound out my window which stole my soul and which has led me to this instrument. Now, with bansuri in my hand, I am still looking to deepen the oneness with all.
Do you have a pre-concert routine?
I chant with DPM and do few minutes Savasana and 20 push-ups.
What one special item do you always take on tour?
All-time favourite album?
Songs for the Sangha
Personal musical highlight?
I have studied raga music and it’s all about invoking the music’s inner spirit. One night I remember I was playing by the temple for hours and suddenly felt that another person was standing there listening – the spirit of Music himself.
Do you meditate – and if so, can you pass on your technique?
Being with DPM keeps me in the bubble of meditation and grace. Personally, I like to do yoga and lots of savasana 😉