Kalyan, originally from Switzerland, is a classically trained cellist and multi-instrumentalist, with skills on stringed and wind instruments.
With more than 25 years of experience in the musical field he is as acquainted
in playing the western violoncello and guitar as he is with ethnical instruments
from the East, like the Indian dilruba, the sarangi and the ancient rudraveena.
For most of these instruments he has developed his own playing technique but his
training in Western and Indian classical music has left its imprints on his
During his seven years in India he was inspired by the mystic, Osho, who
continues to inspire him. Osho is Kalyan's ultimate music teacher. He says:
"Music is sound, but sound can be used in such a way that it creates silence;
that is the whole art."
Kalyan also sings, he has developed a unique way of vocal and musical
improvisation, based on listening and musical sensitivity and he has shared his
talents in several recording projects in the area of meditative music. Today he
lives as a recording artist in Canada, offering concerts and events known as
You can find out more about Kalyan on his website.
Sambodhi Prem's music touches the essence of meditation in sound. He gives the listener an almost tangible experience of being in the presence of silent naturalness.
About being a musician Sambodhi Prem says: "When one merges into stillness and
sounds are stirred and sent away on journeys through the air - to create music
like that - a pureness of heart is required. I set out on a journey to face
myself and to learn the scope of my own being. Beautiful music has to come from
a beautiful place in yourself. At a young age I decided to discover that place."
In his early twenties, through reading one of his books, Sambodhi became
inspired by the enlightened mystic Osho. About music Osho has
said: "Music helps you from the outside to fall in tune with the inner. Music is
a device; it was invented by the buddhas. Listening to great music you suddenly
become silent - with no effort. Falling in tune with the music you lose your ego
with no effort. You become relaxed, you fall into a deep rest. You are alert,
awake, and yet in a subtle way drunk."
Sambodhi Prem lives together with Deva Sandipa in Mount Franklin, Victoria,
Australia, where the sounds of his studio resonate with the abundance of nature.
Find out more about Sambodhi's work via his Magnatune solo project, website and Sacred Concerts' site.