A UNIQUE JOURNEY ?
A Universal feel yet based soundly in Indian classical Music, blending harmoniously ancient sounds with timeless tastes; across many cultures; using the Indian slide guitar studied and gifted from world renowned guitaristPt Debashish Bhattacharya.
Shivam has played and studied many instruments in his lifetime, but of current pursues only a select few including vocals, Tabla & Japanese Shakuhatchi Flute from renowned grand master Riley Lee. His main instrument of choice however has become the Chattarangi or Indian Slide Guitar combined with the traditional Veena method of using a crystal ball as his gliding means within the vast deep Raga Sphere.
Traveling extensively around India and Asia, studying and sharing this musical practice and performance leaving a profound impression of something far more than just entertainment to the listeners in many different languages, in many different contexts.
Shivam Rath began traditional training from a child in Indian music from his father. He later resumed this focus into Indian classical music in Varanasi with his fathers Tabla Teacher; master Pt Chhote Lal Misra, alongside Indian slide guitarist Dr Shibbanath Bhattacharya from 2010 ~ 2013 at the same time as studying a 2 year Yogic Diploma in Australia with the Satyananda/ Sivananda Yoga tradition. Thus he combined the experience and philosophical pursuit of musical practice with yogic practice, creating a concentrated effort of musical meditation and transformative healing through sound.
MEDITATIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF SHIVAM'S MUSIC & VOICE AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON THE APP INSIGHT TIMER ~ ( AN INCREDIBLE WORLD WIDE MEDITATION APP FOR ANY SMART PHONE. SHIVAM"S GUIDED MUSIC MEDITATIONS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER HIS NAME OR HIS POPULAR TRACKS NADA NIDRA ~ WHICH KIND OF MEANS A MELODIC SLEEP)
After his tabla teacher passed away he shifted from Varanasi to Kolkata in order to perform more extensively on the Indian slide guitar with world renowned guitarist Pt Debashish Bhattacharya. Shivam has adopted the traditional Veena method of using a crystal ball as his slide and aims for crystal clear clarity in tone and Meend (glide). He has travelled extensively around India and the world, studying and sharing his practices and performance as more than just a form of entertainment but a sacred experience & a meditative discipline.