Came to Auroville leaving
behind a career of professional musician, 6 years of intense practice
and something like 1000 performances with his co-founded 'Modern String
He was also leaving computer music behind, and a lot of other things..,
for coming to Auroville, a new life, new spirit, new adventure..
Of course, his artistic fire was not quenched in the name of spirituality,
on the contrary: it was greatly enhanced! And thus, all kinds of compositions,
sequencers, computers, and all what comes along with it, came back to
him, filling up his daily life with new insights, new work and new preoccupations.
There is always a gap of doubt in him: is it worthwhile to spend a whole
life pursuing music? What about spiritual life? Does one exclude the
other? These are some of the discussions we get into whenever
we have a chance to sit and talk. We never come to serious conclusions,
and the questions remain strong.
I'm always surprised to find out the enormous scope of Holger's knowledge:
western music theory, how to program a symphony, or weld a microphone
cable, multiple singing, Bach fugue and how to repair a broken violin,
minimal music and poly-rhythms, fine tuning , how a synthesizer works,
the right scale for a dominant flat nine sharp eleventh chord..
Right now he's spending all his time building a music studio at his
place in Sharnga and is working at his computer, composing and
programming songs. That's why I'm writing in his behalf. (Stefano)