digitus manus 2022
incorporate advanced contemporary rhythm with ancient southindian techniques
Due to a cascade of lucky coincidences and hard work, in 2018, I initiated Netzwerk Konnakol Deutschland: www.konnakol.de with Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany and Anushaant Nayinai Wijayan. Since then, our growing team of experienced southindian and german artists is teaching & researching advanced techniques of counting musical time-structures (Konnakol / Carnatic Rhythm).
Inspired also by Rafael Reina’s PhD thesis (2014) about the application of special southindian-carnatic rhythm-techniques to the incorporation and creation of complex western (contemporary) music, we developed a course module-system with various contents specialized for typical needs of western musicians, composers, conductors, dancers and music-pedagogues aimed at students/professionals and step-by-step courses for beginners. In the ‘carnatic module’ the traditional usages of structures can be learned, too. (Concerning questions of cultural appropriation read about our philosophical ‘tetralemmatic attitude’)
Due to arithmetical and multisensory aspects in the system of carnatic-rhythm, we are also working with time-relations between body, mind and software (‘Digitus Manus — Digital Counting’):
[ We are also a platform that offers language-based professionals a unique research situation, here at TCFA in Essen Germany (in 2017, no paper was published yet in Neuropsycholinguistics) ]:
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Johannes Winkler, August 2022