Tapasya Loading

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

Laying Down The Law With Manojna Yeluri

August 10th, 2020

(Rec. 27th June 2020)

Founder of Artistik License, a legal and business consultancy for artists and creative professionals since 2013, Manojna Yeluri is arguably India's most credible entertainment and intellectual property rights lawyer whose collaborative work with the Indian independent arts and music is sworn by by some of the sub-continents most-respected artists.

Representative of the same at global events like WOMEX and IOMMA, she  consults additionally with the Artists at Risk Connection project of Pen America as their Asia Regional representative, assisting them with their activities in the region. She is also co-creator of community based tool, Contracts for Creators.

Yeluri holds a Masters Degree in Entertainment, media and intellectual property rights law from the UCLA School of Law, and a BA.LLB (Hons) degree from NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India where she currently operates from. 

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com

 

Connect with Manojna :

 

Website: https://www.artistiklicense.org

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

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

 

Connect with T.L. Mazumdar // EveryNowHere :

 

Website: www.findtl.com

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

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar 

 

This episode was recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu 

(Apologies for audio dropout in between due to T.L.'s moronry) 

Solocast 2 : Why Self Love without Self Enquiry s like trying to love a ghost.

August 6th, 2020

Connect with T.L. Mazumdar // EveryNowHere :

Website: www.findtl.com

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

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The Making Of ‘Maed In India’ with Mae Mariyam Thomas

August 3rd, 2020

(Rec. 12th June 2020) 

 

Featured in GQ magazine's 2019 list of 50 Most Influential Young Indians, Mae Mariyam Thomas is a presenter, podcaster, journalist, writer, and voice over artist, with over a decade of experience in the radio industry.

 

Relocating to India in 2010 after starting her career as news editor and journalist in Wales, UK., she continued working in radio best-known for hosting the afternoon request show, 'Mumbai On Demand' on 94.3 Radio One, before she began exploring the growing medium of podcasting.  

 

2018, saw her starting her own podcast production company and consultancy where 'Maed in India', India's flagship indie music podcast and food industry show 'NoSugarCoat' with Pooja Dhingra went on to be selected by Apple as Best Indian Podcasts in 2018.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com

 

Connect With Mae:

 

Website:  www.maedinindia.in

Twitter: www.twitter.com/maebemaebe

Instagram: www.instagram.com/maemariyam

 

 

Connect with T.L. Mazumdar // EveryNowHere :

 

Website: www.findtl.com

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

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar 

 

This episode was recorded on a Zoom L8 Mixer kindly sponsored by https://www.sound-service.eu 

Solocast 1 : Why I Started This Podcast

August 1st, 2020

Raw Solo-cast describing core motivation behind 'Tapasya Loading'. 

Connect with T.L. Mazumdar // EveryNowHere :

Website: www.findtl.com

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

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar

Ego And The Guitar with Rez Abbasi

July 27th, 2020

(Rec. 5th June 2020)

Voted #1 “Rising-Star Guitarist” in 2013’s DownBeat Critics Poll and successively in the top-ten guitarists alongside luminaries Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny, guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi is among a rare breed of artists that continue to push boundaries while preserving the traditions he has embraced.

“Abbasi is living, breathing proof that jazz music can be as vital and boundary-pushing as ever.” AllAboutJazz.com. 


Born in Karachi, Pakistan, migrating at the age of four to the vastness of Southern California, schooled at the University of Southern California and the Manhattan School of Music in jazz and classical music, along with a pilgrimage in India under the guidance of master percussionist, Ustad Alla Rakha, Abbasi is a vivid synthesis of all the above stated influences and genres. Making New York home for the past 25 years, he has developed a unique sound both as a composer and an instrumentalist and is considered by many to be one of the foremost modern jazz guitar players the world over.

With fifteen albums of mostly original compositions, Abbasi continues to forge new ground with his many multi-dimensional projects. From his 2005 organ trio recording Snake Charmer that features Indian vocal sensation Kiran Ahluwalia, to his recent Behind the Vibration (2015), he captures provocative sounds rarely heard in jazz. Abbasi’s sixth album, Things To Come (2009) features a star-studded group of Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dan Weiss, Johannes Weidenmueller and Ahluwalia and was included in DownBeat’s “top CD’s of the decade” along with a 4.5 star review. The same year he was awarded the prestigious Chamber Music America (CMA) commission to compose new works for the same ensemble, Invocation. 


In 2010, Abbasi reconvened his group Invocation to record the follow-up to Things To Come, Suno Suno which features his CMA commissioned compositions that are informed by Qawwali - spiritual music from Pakistan. The power, joy and depth that Qawwali encompasses can be heard throughout Suno Suno.
In 2017, Unfiltered Universe was released. It is Abbasi’s third of a trilogy of albums with his group Invocation and his twelfth album release. The compositions are based on his experiences performing with Carnatic musicians and dancers and were once again commissioned by CMA.

Among Abbasi’s most recent projects is a commission by the New York Guitar Festival to create and perform a live score for the 1929 silent film A Throw of Dice, based on an episode from the Indian Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata. His “Silent Ensemble” recorded the score and the album was released in 2019. In 2020 Rez is set to release his 15th album, Django-shift which features his imaginative recasting of the music of Django Reinhardt, one of history’s most influential guitarists.

 

This Episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com 

Connect with Rez Abbasi: 

Website: www.reztone.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rez-Abbasi-71229228740

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

 

Connect with T.L. Mazumdar // EveryNowHere : 

 

Website: www.findtl.com 

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

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar

 

Divine Destruction with Dr. Das

July 16th, 2020

(Rec. 28.05.2020)

Aniruddha Das aka Dr Das is as deep as it gets. Pun intd. 

If you've ever seen him onstage, the fiery energy he exudes, then the quiet and polite disposition with which he is heard in this conversation might come as a surprise to you.

As an experimental musician with South Asian roots, he's always been someone I've looked up to for being one of the earliest pioneers of the same. What one often tends to overlook though, is the depth of thought behind his philosophies as a bass player and the manner in which he still remains one of the masters of cracking what I call the 'Bass Code'. And incorporating it in music that still pays tribute to our common ancestors. A feat especially tricky since we're talking about a musical culture that traditionally never had bass.

I'd like to think of this conversation a much-needed insight into and documentation of the history of South-Asian / Diasporic, British and Global electronic music and (as you will hear) electronic music education. 

Founding member of the Iconic group Asian Dub Foundation and currently most active as Dhangsha, to have had this brother as my first guest on the podcast is an omen of the highest honour.

 

This episode is brought to you by www.everynowheremusic.com 

 

Connect with Dr. Das: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dhangsha7007/

Bandcamp: https://dhangsha.bandcamp.com/

Bandcamp 2: https://sound-space.bandcamp.com/album/exit-wounds

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dhangsha

Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/dhangsha/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dhangsha7007/

 

Connect with T.L. Mazumdar // EveryNowHere : 

 

Website: www.findtl.com 

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

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/39S0dP5 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tlmazumdar

 

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