Music is an art form.

As is true for any art form, true expression comes when the artist inserts his/her persona into the art.

As the page around here shows, I immensely enjoy free form and the abstract in all forms of art – and that is what my music is about.

My music is all about informal expression, blended in with the amorphous.

As a formal sitar player, I am a student of the Manihar and Bishnupur gharanas, and hope to do reasonable justice to their grandeur.


– Mani


Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.
Henry Ward Beecher