‘Generally speaking, I try to enrich my live performances with special video projections, light effects, lasers etc, all these having the purpose not the entertainment of the audience, but the facilitation of a state of self consciousness. So the spectator begins to live for himself a more and more profound experience, generated by the carefully chosen combination of musical tones and rhythms with video images.’ (INDRA)
Sylvain Lupari from Canada compiled a batch of 30 questions for INDRA. Having already more than 25 albums, the listeners want to know more about the artist, his life and his sources of inspiration…
‘I have always tried to express my artistic emotions through various styles, including German music, classic music, holistic therapy and music therapy. Along the years I’ve apprehended that a distinct part of the world’s electronic music known as the Berlin School could be the most important art school regarding this type of music. Still, once I’ve passed the initial stages, I’ve somehow changed the classical orientation of this school, adding elements closer to new age style, a certain ‘melody’ of the soul and the influence of pure, inner emotions.’ (INDRA)
‘Music can be truly magical on the condition it is sublimely created from the spirit of pure, deeply harmonised ideas – and that is difficult to achieve.’ (INDRA)
‘Many of my songs are way beyond 15-20 minutes in length, as I am interested primarily in the listener being left with a deep impression, even if that impression may at the beginning come into shape only at the unconscious level. In time, however, it yields beneficial and positive effects: relaxation, the power to focus, inner peace, enhanced sensibility, etc.
This is not necessarily marketable. It is for this reason that my music is quite difficult to digest. Market success, however, is not a touchstone of quality music. Quality is where music yields effects in time; one can tell a tree by the fruit it bears, as the saying goes.’ (INDRA)
Music inspired by the god’s world, live concert at 40 m inside the earth in a huge salt crystal, over 300 attending. Briefly, this is how INDRA’s concert of November 10th at the Salt Mine of Turda (close to city of Cluj) could be described.
The chosen location for the live performance is all the more special owing to the subtle vibration of the salt crystals, which not only that are high absorbents of impure energies – their purifying effect is already well known– but can also bring forth a wonderful environmental atmosphere and induce along with the sounds profound states of consciousness and specially the inner peace that is or becomes almost a physical purification.
Signs is an absolutely successful album that will win many friends. At some points INDRA could easily be somewhat more courageous or more consistent in respect to the arrangements of his pieces. There are many good ideas available. I am certain that INDRA will thrill his fans in the future as well. (Bernd Kistenmacher)