flowing like a well
For many years it was Almut Roessler who accompanied
the search of the individual soul for a connection to their
God with musical sounds on her organ in the Johanneskirche.
But it does not always have
to be those many organ pipes and that one God. The spirituality
of the dialogue between the soul and a God can be expressed
also with just one voice, given it sounds like the voice
of Sunanda Sharma. During the 2nd Globalklang
Her Singing covers an almost breath-tangly wide spectrum.
At the beginning its sounds
soft, are letting the tones float in the space.
Apropos breath-taking. No noticeable breath tears a hole
into that complex, meditative sound carpet. The song comes
gushing out in a constant pour just like for a well. Next
to clear, fresh intonation she occasionally falls into a
rougher, colourful kind of Coloratura. Although mostly improvised,
the first piece develops over 45 minutes, in a long line
building on extremely subtle dynamics. Very softly the temp
increased, in particular driven by the Tabla, and the singing
also becomes increasingly earthier and more emotional.
The God Krishna, symbolising
young love, always plays a significant role. Here Sunanda
Sharma presents a very special kind of vocal dialogue, where
she uses harmonious melody while intensively addressing
the audience, which is amazed, even if they do not understand
a single word of Braj Basha.
After the encore there was enthusiastic applause for a concert
as much fascinating as soothing, for which the church was
surely the ideal venue.