ছায়া ঘনাইছে বনে বনে/Cchaya Ghonaiche Boney Boney/Shadows deepen over the trees and glades

Originally posted on animikhRuma:

ছায়া ঘনাইছে বনে বনে,   গগনে গগনে ডাকে দেয়া।

কবে নবঘন-বরিষনে     গোপনে গোপনে এলি কেয়া ॥

     পুরবে নীরব ইশারাতে   একদা নিদ্রাহীন রাতে

          হাওয়াতে কী পথে দিলি খেয়া–

              আষাঢ়ের খেয়ালের কোন্‌ খেয়া ॥

যে মধু হৃদয়ে ছিল মাখা   কাঁটাতে কী ভয়ে দিলি ঢাকা।

     বুঝি এলি যার অভিসারে   মনে মনে দেখা হল তারে,

          আড়ালে আড়ালে দেয়া-নেয়া–

              আপনায় লুকায়ে দেয়া-নেয়া ॥

রাগ: পিলু
তাল: কাহারবা
রচনাকাল (বঙ্গাব্দ): আষাঢ়, ১৩৩০
রচনাকাল (খৃষ্টাব্দ): 1923
স্বরলিপিকার: দিনেন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর

Shadows deepen over the trees and glades      the skies resound as the clouds call a refrain

When did you arrive oh flowers of the Keya, secret companion to the season of rain?

What silent whispers awaken you from the east on a sleepless night?

In answer you must set sail on the breezes so light –

The whims of the rains bring such delight.

The sweetness that you hold within, hidden in thorns with pain fraught.

Perhaps…

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‘The Problem With Music’ has been solved by the internet

Originally posted on Quartz:

It’s now 20 years since Steve Albini, the legendary rock music producer best known for Nirvana’s last studio album In Utero, penned a seminal essay for the literary magazine, The Baffler.

It was titled “The Problem with Music,” and detailed how the entire food chain of the music business was set up to profit from the end product, except for the artists who actually conceived and made it.

He offered the example of a band, “pretty ordinary, but they’re also pretty good” that signed to a moderately sized independent label. They sold 250,000 copies of an album—considerable success by most standards—making the music industry more than $3 million, yet still ending up $14,000 in debt. “The band members have each earned about 1/3 as much as they would working at a 7-11, but they got to ride in a tour bus for a month,” he famously wrote.

Many aspiring musicians (and music journalists) of…

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Sounds and silence and headspace

Originally posted on Research Degree Voodoo:

A final reflection on music for writing (see the first and second parts here).

In this reflection (which first existed as a part of my current Masters study), I look at what we are really doing when we use quiet or music for making a headspace. Is it creating silence? Is that silence for reflection? Is it tuning out the noise? Is it turning off the chatter in our heads? Is it providing a prompt for to get up and dance?

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So when is silence to do with the absence of noise, and when is it the absence of noise we don’t want? 

People who go on silent retreats a lot (and you can imagine I know a lot of them) say it takes at least a day, and sometimes 3, of being in silence before the ‘inner chatter’ calms down, before there is true silence.

Some people find…

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Music can actiavte the DNA and be used for DNA repair.

There are 3-Universes – Earth’s/Humans Universe up to 7-D … Universe of the Ether/s up to 14-15-D … and Divine Universe up to 21-D WITHIN 22-dimensional Eternity … Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La Si ‘Do’ Octave of 7 tones (in tonality) … each tonality has its own ‘Hz’ frequency of vibration … 

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