Improve the quality of your sleep and enhance your productivity during waking hours with this gorgeously crisp, high fidelity recording of the sound of the classical Indian flute and ocean waves.
In this new release from Music for Deep Sleep, the classical Indian flute is masterfully played by Vivek Sonar, one of the senior disciples of renowned legend Hariprasad Chaurasia. Vivek Sonar's style conveys incredible beauty, depth and stillness, reminiscent of his teacher's but clearly his own. This recording features a different raga or Indian musical scale that allows for deep sleep and relaxation.
Surmani Vivek Sonar is a talented young flautist from Chalisgaon, India, located in the Jalgaon district of northern Maharashtra. As a child he was surrounded by the musical influence of his father, the late Shri. Ramchandra Sonar, a follower of the Varkari Sampradaya (pilgrim tradition) Bhakti sect. Vivek studied music for seven years under the tutelage of Shri. Purushottam Antapurkar before becoming a senior disciple of the iconic Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at the age of 12. With Panditiji's guidance, Vivek pursued his devotion of the flute, creating a powerful command over Tantakri and Laykari. In addition to being an artist of All India Radio, he has given solo performances at acclaimed music festivals in India, as well as performing in concerts of classical, fusion and jugalbandis (duets) with Sitar, violin, Santoor and Carnatic instruments. Vivek has also composed and performed background scores for documentaries.
Vivek is a recipient of the Sangeet Visharad with distinction from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mandal, the Vrindavan Gurukul Scholarship and the National Scholarship of India. He has been honored with Yuva Gaurav award and has been given the prestigious titles Sur Mani and Thane Gaurav. With a mission to popularize flute culture and help educate the masses about the flute, Vivek has created the Gurukul Academy for Performing Arts.