A modern tower, built for acoustic effects, allures Kalyan with his cello…
Cello piece played in the Hombroich Tower – Kalyan
This spring I had the chance to experience the majesty of a fully alive sound environment in the Humbroich Tower on a German island. Its inner hall is built according to acoustic specifications. The natural reverberation in this place is so extreme – it surpasses all comparisons.
The recording has been done by placing a small digital recorder in a corner of the hall. I play on my carbon fibre cello.
Kalyan was born in Switzerland and began learning the cello at age eight. As a teenager he learned guitar and bass and soon had his first school band. He took sannyas in Pune 1 and dedicated himself fully to music when he left a boring job at a bank in 1987 to live in India. He explored the huge range of Indian instruments and discovered in particular through the rudraveena a new approach to music, which he calls Musicality. He is a multi-instrumentalist and currently lives in Quebec.