Mystics have always used sound in ways far beyond the realm of mere entertainment. A simple twang of the sitar string can give us a taste of the beyond, something that a thousand words may not achieve.
Sounds of Isha is an anomalous group of untrained musicians inspired by their deep yearning to give musical expression to the Grace of Sadhguru. Sadhguru brought this group together and spoke to them about making music. A week later, “Sounds of Isha” opened for one of Sadhguru’s discourses. Today, they are an integral aspect of most of his programs and help create an openness and receptivity in people, to the spiritual processes that Sadhguru so freely offers.
Sounds of Isha’s work is a subtle fusion of the rich and diverse beings that they are. The group members are full-time volunteers with Isha Foundation and their inspirational songs are an outpouring of their passion to share a different dimension of the Foundation’s work. While the music of these songs soothes our minds and enthralls us, the true potential of the songs is in their capability to unfold the eternal silence that lies at core of the human being.
Experimental and uniquely refreshing, Sounds of Isha released their debut album – Exuberance of the Unmanifest –during Mahashivarathri in 2004. Their second album White Mountain is inspired by the sacred and mystical Velliangiri Mountains. Several other masterpieces have followed these, and each of these have been intense and exuberant compositions.
The group has performed at many prestigious festivals and conferences including the Jahane Kusrauv Festival in 2006, at several WPO, YPO and UN conferences. They have also performed with various celebrated artistes such as percussion Maestro Shivamani, Sufi Singer Zila Khan and Popular Performer Remo Fernandez.
The performances of Sounds of Isha are crafted to deliver a potent and intoxicating concoction, transporting listeners to subtler states of being, and becoming the basis for inner exploration.