Nāda and music

Nāda is the ancient Indian metaphysical idea that is based on the premise that the entire cosmos can be perceived as a sound vibration.

Sound is also classified as 'Anāhata', the internal unstruck sound and 'Āhata', the external vibrating sound.

My approach to music involves the use of various meditative techniques to experience silence that creates music spontaneously.

Photograph of Shivacult during a blindfields session


Shivacult is a meditative music project with deep, lush, summery organic textures interspersed with Indian classical vocals and other atmospheric elements. Encompassing different genres, this project presents an introspetive musical journey.

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Foliage an interactive audio-visual web project inspired by nature, architecture and silence.

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Raga Meditation | Indianclassical.org

Raga Meditation is an interactive database of around 950 Ragas from the Carnatic system of music. Explore popular and rare Ragas, compose phrases in the phrasing notebook, and create rich atmospheres with a spacey Dub aesthetic using the built-in sampler.

The Shivacult Method

In my few years of experience learning, producing and composing music (20+), I have played around with various methodologies and have tried to encapsulate these into a learning jewelbox: the Shivacult method is a holistic learning methodology for music that incorporates various spiritual, acoustic and electronic dimensions to make more meditative and compelling art. Modern electronic music approaches production as a casual play. By combining tools other than just a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), music production can be a deeply enriching experience.

  • Music theory

    Music theory is the foundation to any musical practice. Melody and rhythm are the heart and soul of a musical composition.

  • Electronic tools

    Let's face it - this is the 21st century and Music is eventually expressed in an electronic form and needs to be further enhanced using contemporary electronic tools and production techniques.

  • Spiritual toolkit

    Spirituality is the process of Scientific questioning through introspection. Spiritual pratices enhance the depth of the music composition process and have been traditionally interwoven into Indian classical music since time immemorial.

  • Interactive research

    Continuous learning and research is essential for knowledge to grow. The Shivacult method aims at constructing various interactive in-house tools for this purpose.

  • Listening Skills

    Listening is an often-ignored aspect of the learning process. In the Shivacult method, learning through active listening is emphasized.

  • Adaptability

    Another major skill of a musician is to be able to adapt into various musical styles/contexts/genres in order to weave context specific compositions with approporiate emotions.

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