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IGOR WAKHEVITCH started his career as a brillant classical pianist student and also was the pupil of the great french composer Olivier Messiaen at the “Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse” in Paris, the most famous music school in France.

Igor Wakhevitch is a french composer who has worked in many musical directions, always sensitive to new ways of expressing sonic sound constructions. In different contexts, he explored the acousmatic approach of processed sounds but also occasionaly dissipates this compositional form into psych rock aesthetic.

His musical background is heavily influenced by contemporary avant-garde, dodecaphonism and sound experimentations.

He notably learned electroacoustic technics with the « Group of Musical Researches » (known as G.R.M. French National Radio ORTF) under the guidance of Pierre Schaeffer, a famous visionnary musicologist.

« Logos » (EMI) and « Nagual » (EMI), « Hathor » (Atlantic) « Let’s Start » (EMI), and many other compositions (Dr. Faust, les Fous d'Or, To Be God, etc.) reveals pretty excellent spectral forms and modulations which concentrates the listener in seriously profound, immersive mentalscapes. A few pieces contain rocking, spaced out instrumentations in the genre of cosmic krautrock classics (during this early period, Igor Wakhevitch was also a great friend of Robert Wyatt and Mick Ratledge, the legendary leaders of the british psychedelic rock band, the Soft Machine ; he had also several encounters with David Gilmour and the legendary british band, the "Pink Floyd". They were his first listeners !

In 1974, among other famous composers (K. Penderecki in particular), Igor Wakhevitch has been selected to compose the music of Salvador Dali’s opera, « Être Dieu » ("To Be God"), featuring Salvador Dali in person as "the Divine Dali"  (recorded at EMI Studios in Paris-Boulogne).

Igor Wakhevitch's music works, past and future, are largely devoted to dance-theatre, cinema, opera performances, epic electronic pieces blended with symphonic orchestra, choirs, entities, abstract elements, elemental creatures, telluric beings, invisible creatures, occult instruments, hidden worlds, straight meditative synthezisers. Sort of reckless explorer of unknown worlds of sound, pioneer of our days in mutation, visionary of a coming world in which Art will be knoweldge of the intimate garments of the soul,  Igor's musical language and esthetical approach propose humble attempts to introduce the listener to the anteroom of a cosmic language unveiling the mysteries of the Counsciousness and its Force of Realization : a Primordial Sound, Vehicle of Life and Existence, roots of an energizing language structuring the entire creation ; Igor Wakhevitch's high angle shot provides an amazing collection of experimental electronic recordings.

1989, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Sri Rajiv Gandhi wrote an official letter to Igor: « Dear Igor, thank you for your music which reflect the deep commitment to peace and human brotherhood to which you are so ardently devoted, your sincerely, Rajiv Gandhi »

1991, Igor Wakhevitch had the privilege to encounter the Dalaï-Lama in Dharmasala (India), a private audience with His Holiness in his private appartement ; as a producer, Igor was the first to invite the « Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts » in Paris for one month performance at the famous "Theatre du Rond-Point", followed by a tour in south of France and Spain. From the Himalayas, right down to Huelva !

For many years, Igor Wakhevitch (known as « Igor-ji » in the world of India’s classical music) has organised in Europe - particularly in Paris - concerts and recitals performed by the greatest maestros of Indian classical music .

During the past fourty years, “Igor-ji” devoted himself to Indian Culture and secular tradition and was praised for his achievements and contributions by some of the greatest maestros of India, like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Pandit Rashid Khan, Gundecha Brothers, S. Shashank, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, etc.

 

"The Ancient of the Mountain".   "In thought and word and deed, I rest my life, from day to day, upon the sure Foundation of Eternal Being"

"The Ancient of the Mountain".  

"In thought and word and deed, I rest my life, from day to day, upon the sure Foundation of Eternal Being"

IGOR WAKHEVITCH

Brillant pianiste classique avant de bifurquer sur la composition et devenir l’un des pionniers de sa génération dans le domaine de la musique expérimentale électroacoustique, Igor Wakhévitch a été l’élève de Madame Marguerite Long et de Madame Lucette Descaves en classe de piano au « Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris », études couronnées par un brillant 1er Prix à l’unanimité du jury à l’âge de dix-sept ans seulement. Il travailla également sous la houlette du compositeur Françis Poulenc, de la pianiste Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux, de Madame Monique de la Bruchollerie, Madame Yvonne Loriod, grandes pianistes toutes deux, ainsi que sous  l'oreille attentive et le regard amical du grand chef d'orchestre Igor Markévitch. Igor fut également l'élève du grand compositeur Olivier Messiaen dans sa fameuse et très courue classe d’Analyse Musicale au Conservatoire de Paris, y obtenant également un 1er Prix d’Analyse, entre autres récompenses, harmonie, musique de chambre, solfège, lecture à vue.

En avance sur son temps, dès le début des années 1970, Igor Wakhévitch fut l’un des premiers compositeurs de sa génération à envisager une synthèse entre la musique symphonique, électronique, et pop rock : il est alors l’ami de groupes pop d’avant-garde britanniques qu’il fréquente assidûment, tels par exemple les « Pink Floyd », les « Soft-Machine » (Mick Ratledge, Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, David Allen) ; également, tous deux étudiants au G.R.M.  (Groupe de Recherches Musicales de la Radio Télévision Française dirigé par le musicologue polytechnicen Pierre Schaeffer), Igor se lie d’amitié avec Jean-Michel Jarre, co-signant ensemble la partition d’« AOR », œuvre pour orchestre symphonique et bande magnétique (musique électronique) créée au Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris en 1972 en présence du Ministre de la Culture.

Igor Wakhévitch enregistre plusieurs albums pour la compagnie discographique EMI et compose de nombreuses partitions pour les créations de la grande chorégraphe américaine Carolyn Carlson au Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris. Il est également très proche de Maurice Béjart dont l’influence sera déterminante dans le parcours et la démarche artistique du jeune compositeur, imprégnée de sacré. En Israël, Igor Wakhévitch compose pour la fameuse chorégraphe et danseuse étoile Rina Schenfeld (Batsheva Dance Company), commande du Festival d’Israël. Il séjournera durant plusieurs mois comme artiste invité à la prestigieuse « Fondation Mishkenot Sha’ananim » à Jérusalem.

Plusieurs de ses œuvres sont créées dans de grands festivals internationaux, tels que le Festival d'Avignon (Cour d'Honneur du Palais des Papes), le Festival de Shiraz-Persépolis en Iran (création mondiale en présence effective de Son Altesse Impériale la Chabanouh Farah Pahlavi), le Festival de Jérusalem, le Festival des Rencontres Est-Ouest à Mumbai (Inde), organisé par le "Gœthe Institute" et le "National Center of Performing Arts" ; sans compter des créations au Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), au Grand Théâtre de Genève et pour la télévision française (théâtre et danse).

Igor Wakhévitch vivra en Inde durant plusieurs décades d'une intense richesse se prolongeant en permanence ici et maintenant, l'âme du musicien et de l'ami pour toujours suspendue « à l’écoute » de l'Oral, "Vak" ... le "Mot Saint", le Son Inaudible, la Nuée des Dévoilements successifs dans le Sanctuaire Intérieur de l'Être Intime : Révélation d’un Verbe Cosmique, d’un NOM de "Vie Vivante" s’exprimant en Nombres et Proportions, autant de sentiers et chemins parcourus d'énergies créatrices, structurantes, formatrices : intervalles secrets et sacrés sur la Grande Harpe de l’Univers, véritable Torah de Vie, Fleuve et Flot ininterrompu de Conscience déroulant les mondes et leur contenu sans cesse renouvelé ; un Son Porteur de Conscience, un Son Porteur de Vie, emplissant l’Espace et le Temps en leurs multiples dimensions dessinant le Cosmos véritable "Corne de Bélier" - Keren - enroulée autour du SON qu’elle Emet, Souffle d'une Bouche de l’Eternel Amant, son Baiser de Feu apposé sur les Lèvres d'Or de l’Homme-Israël, sa Fiancée ; son Peuple-Israël, sa Reine, l'Humanité toute entière. La Terre, Vierge Cosmique.

 

The MOTHER  (Mira-Rachel Alfassa)

"As a rose among thistles, so is my love among the daughters"

                                                                                                 (Song of Songs 2:2)

כְּשׁוֹשַׁנָּה בֵּין הַחוֹחִים, כֵּן רַעְיָתִי בֵּין הַבָּנוֹת
"Keschochanah Bein Ha-Hhohhîm Ken Raâiati Bein Habanoth"
(שיר השירים) Shir ha-Shirim
"Comme la Rose au milieu des chardons, telle est mon aimée parmi les jeunes filles"
                                                                                            (Cantique des Cantiques 2:2)
 

                                                                                                           "Rare is the great of soul to whom all is the Divine Being"    

                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Bhagavad-Gita)

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Indian Birds in mango trees ....

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"Vanilla"

"Vanilla"

Igor's heart children (family)

Igor's heart children (family)

Nagappan

Nagappan

Nagappan very rare photo at 12 in his native village, Tamil-Nadu, South India.

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Rolling Landscape


A seer within who knows the ordered plan

Concealed behind our momentary steps,

Inspires our ascent to viewless heights

As once the abysmal leap to earth ans life.

His call had reached the Traveler in Time.

Apart in an unfathomed loneliness,

He travelled in his mute and single strenght

Bearing the burden of the world's desire.

A formless Stillness called, a nameless Light.

Above him the eternal Silences.

No term was fixed to the high-pitched attempt;

World after world disclosed its guarded powers,

Heaven after heaven its deep beatitudes,

But still the invisible Magnet drew his soul.

A figure sole on Nature's giant stair,

He mounted towards an indiscernible end

On the bare summit of created things.                 

                                                   

"Savitri "  Book II : The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds.

Canto I :   " The World-Stair"

                                                               Sri AUROBINDO

 

                                                     

 

 

 

Rolling Landscape


A seer within who knows the ordered plan

Concealed behind our momentary steps,

Inspires our ascent to viewless heights

As once the abysmal leap to earth ans life.

His call had reached the Traveler in Time.

Apart in an unfathomed loneliness,

He travelled in his mute and single strenght

Bearing the burden of the world's desire.

A formless Stillness called, a nameless Light.

Above him the eternal Silences.

No term was fixed to the high-pitched attempt;

World after world disclosed its guarded powers,

Heaven after heaven its deep beatitudes,

But still the invisible Magnet drew his soul.

A figure sole on Nature's giant stair,

He mounted towards an indiscernible end

On the bare summit of created things.                 

                                                   

"Savitri "  Book II : The Book of the Traveller of the Worlds.

Canto I :   " The World-Stair"

                                                               Sri AUROBINDO

 

                                                     

 

 

 

                                                 

 

                                                                    "TO LIVE IS THE RAREST THING IN THE WORLD. MOST PEOPLE EXIST, THAT IS ALL"

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oscar Wilde

Igor Wakhevitch at 18 years old. Drawing by Serge Ivanov

Igor Wakhevitch at 18 years old. Drawing by Serge Ivanov

       

« Tu désires voir, écoute : l’audition est un degré vers la vision »

                                           Bernard de Clairvaux

                                                                                                                                  

INDIAN BIRDS IN MANGO TREES


IGOR WAKHEVITCH started his career as a brillant classical pianist student  and also was the pupil of the great french composer Olivier Messiaen at the “Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse”  in Paris, the most famous musical school of France where h

 

Igor Wakhevitch is a a french composer who has worked in many musical directions, always sensitive to new ways of expressing sonic sound constructions. In different contexts, he explored the acousmatic approach of processed sounds but also occasionaly dissipates this compositional form into psych rock aesthetic.

His musical back-ground is heavily influenced by contemporary avant-garde, dodecaphonism and sound experimentations.

He notably learned electroacoustic technics with the french « Group of Musical Research » (French National Radio ORTF) under the guidance of Pierre Schaeffer, a famous visionnary musicologist.

« Logos » (EMI) and « Nagual » (EMI), « Hathor » (Atlantic) « Let’s Start » (EMI), and many other compositionsreveal pretty excellent spectral forms and modulations which concentrates the listener in seriously profound, immersive mentalscapes. A few pieces contain rocking, spaced out instrumentations in the genre of cosmic krautrock classics (during this early period, Igor Wakhevitch was also a great friend of Robert Wyatt and Mick Ratledge, the legendary leaders of the british psychedelic rock band, the Soft Machine ; he had also several encounters with David Gilmour and  the legendary british band the Pink Floyd .

 

In 1974, Igor Wakhevitch was asked to compose the music of Salvador Dali’s opera « Être Dieu » (To Be God) with Salvador Dali acting his own charachter. Recorded in EMI Studios in Paris.

 

Igor Wakhevitch works, past and future, are largely reserved to dance-theatre, cinema, opera performances, epic electronic pieces blended with symphonic orchestra, choirs, entities, abstract elements, elemental creatures, telluric beings, invisible cratures, occult instruments, hidden worlds, and straight meditative synthezisers. All IW's career provides a subliminal collection of experimental electronic recordings.

 

In 1989, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Sri Rajiv Gandhi wrote an official letter to Igor:  « Dear Igor, thank you for your music which reflect the deep commitment to peace and human brotherhood to which you are so ardently devoted, your sincerely Rajiv Gandhi »

 

In 1991, Igor Wakhevitch had the privilege to encounter the Dalaï-Lama in Dharmasala for a private audience in His Holiness personal appartement : Igor has been the first artist to invite in Paris the « Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts » for a one month performance in the famous Theatre du Rond-Point.

 

For many years Igor Wakhevitch (known as « Igor-ji » in  the world of India’s classical music) has organised concerts and recitals of the greatest maestros of Indian classical music in Europe and particularly in Paris.

 

During the past fourty years, “Igor-ji” devoted himself to Indian Culture and secular tradition and was praised for his achievements and contributions by some of the greatest maestros of India, like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Pandit Rashid Khan, Gundecha Brothers, S. Shashank, etc.
 

INDIAN BIRDS IN MANGO TREES


IGOR WAKHEVITCH started his career as a brillant classical pianist student  and also was the pupil of the great french composer Olivier Messiaen at the “Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse”  in Paris, the most famous musical school of France where h

 

Igor Wakhevitch is a a french composer who has worked in many musical directions, always sensitive to new ways of expressing sonic sound constructions. In different contexts, he explored the acousmatic approach of processed sounds but also occasionaly dissipates this compositional form into psych rock aesthetic.

His musical back-ground is heavily influenced by contemporary avant-garde, dodecaphonism and sound experimentations.

He notably learned electroacoustic technics with the french « Group of Musical Research » (French National Radio ORTF) under the guidance of Pierre Schaeffer, a famous visionnary musicologist.

« Logos » (EMI) and « Nagual » (EMI), « Hathor » (Atlantic) « Let’s Start » (EMI), and many other compositionsreveal pretty excellent spectral forms and modulations which concentrates the listener in seriously profound, immersive mentalscapes. A few pieces contain rocking, spaced out instrumentations in the genre of cosmic krautrock classics (during this early period, Igor Wakhevitch was also a great friend of Robert Wyatt and Mick Ratledge, the legendary leaders of the british psychedelic rock band, the Soft Machine ; he had also several encounters with David Gilmour and  the legendary british band the Pink Floyd .

 

In 1974, Igor Wakhevitch was asked to compose the music of Salvador Dali’s opera « Être Dieu » (To Be God) with Salvador Dali acting his own charachter. Recorded in EMI Studios in Paris.

 

Igor Wakhevitch works, past and future, are largely reserved to dance-theatre, cinema, opera performances, epic electronic pieces blended with symphonic orchestra, choirs, entities, abstract elements, elemental creatures, telluric beings, invisible cratures, occult instruments, hidden worlds, and straight meditative synthezisers. All IW's career provides a subliminal collection of experimental electronic recordings.

 

In 1989, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Sri Rajiv Gandhi wrote an official letter to Igor:  « Dear Igor, thank you for your music which reflect the deep commitment to peace and human brotherhood to which you are so ardently devoted, your sincerely Rajiv Gandhi »

 

In 1991, Igor Wakhevitch had the privilege to encounter the Dalaï-Lama in Dharmasala for a private audience in His Holiness personal appartement : Igor has been the first artist to invite in Paris the « Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts » for a one month performance in the famous Theatre du Rond-Point.

 

For many years Igor Wakhevitch (known as « Igor-ji » in  the world of India’s classical music) has organised concerts and recitals of the greatest maestros of Indian classical music in Europe and particularly in Paris.

 

During the past fourty years, “Igor-ji” devoted himself to Indian Culture and secular tradition and was praised for his achievements and contributions by some of the greatest maestros of India, like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Pandit Rashid Khan, Gundecha Brothers, S. Shashank, etc.
 

             

"Un Voyant intérieur, un Connaisseur de l'ordre du plan,

Caché derrière nos pas du moment,

Inspire notre ascension vers des hauteurs jamais vues

Comme jadis il inspirait l'abyssal plongeon de la naissance et de la vie.

Son appel avait atteint le Voyageur du Temps.

Solitaire dans une solitude insondée,

Il voyageait dans sa force silencieuse et résolue

Portant le fardeau du désir d'un monde.

Une Paix sans forme appelait, une Lumière sans nom.

Au-dessus de lui, brillait le Rayon blanc immobile,

Autour de lui, les Silences Eternels.

Nulle borne ne marquait la haute tentative,

Mondes après mondes dévoilaient leurs puissances gardées,

Cieux après cieux, leurs profondes béatitudes,

Mais toujours l'Invisible Aimant tirait son âme.

Telle une petite forme seule sur l'échelle géante de la Nature,

Il grimpait vers un but indiscernable

Sur le sommet nu des choses créées"

                                                                                                 "SAVITRI"  Livre II : "Le Livre du Voyageur des Mondes"  

                                                                                                  Chant Un : L'Escalier du Monde

                                                                                                                                                                 Sri AUROBINDO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Magic ones  ....

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Magic ones  ....

YURA at 17 years old  (Igor's closest friend since childhood)

YURA at 17 years old  (Igor's closest friend since childhood)

YURA KNIAZEFF (Classical Dancer, Ballet School of the National Opera of Paris ; Soloist). Yura is the only son of late Nina Vyrubova, Prima Ballerina assoluta of the "Marquis de Cuevas Ballet", and "Danseuse Etoile" of the National Opera of Paris Ballet. She was also a great dance teacher, Rudolf Nureev and other great names of classical dance attending her classes.

YURA KNIAZEFF (Classical Dancer, Ballet School of the National Opera of Paris ; Soloist). Yura is the only son of late Nina Vyrubova, Prima Ballerina assoluta of the "Marquis de Cuevas Ballet", and "Danseuse Etoile" of the National Opera of Paris Ballet. She was also a great dance teacher, Rudolf Nureev and other great names of classical dance attending her classes.

SYLVIO GUALDA playing the percussion solo score of "Aor" (National Opera of Paris, music Igor Wakhevitch)

SYLVIO GUALDA playing the percussion solo score of "Aor" (National Opera of Paris, music Igor Wakhevitch)

Anne of Britanny (1477-1514) Igor Wakhevitch's muse under the spectral form of EVE BRENER

Anne of Britanny (1477-1514) Igor Wakhevitch's muse under the spectral form of EVE BRENER

Human beings made of stardust ..... (Namaste in Nepal)

Human beings made of stardust ..... (Namaste in Nepal)

Talvin Singh, Vijay Ghate, Niladri Kumar (Indian classical music great performers and leaders of Indian progressive rock (electronic, tablas, sitar)

Talvin Singh, Vijay Ghate, Niladri Kumar (Indian classical music great performers and leaders of Indian progressive rock (electronic, tablas, sitar)

USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN

USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN

King Fishers in Coconut Trees


King Fishers are smart

King Fishers in Coconut Trees


King Fishers are smart

USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN 

USTAD ZAKIR HUSSAIN 

IORMA UOTINEN (Carolyn Carlson main soloist, (National Opera of Paris G.R.T.O.P)

IORMA UOTINEN (Carolyn Carlson main soloist, (National Opera of Paris G.R.T.O.P)

LEESHVANAN (Shivalingam's son)

LEESHVANAN (Shivalingam's son)

The Sacred Drums of India (tour in Spain with Igor)

The Sacred Drums of India (tour in Spain with Igor)

RAJESH (rest in peace). 

RAJESH (rest in peace). 

DOMINIQUE  (rest in peace my Dominique)

DOMINIQUE  (rest in peace my Dominique)

DOMINIQUE BAGOUET  Dancer, famous French choreographer. Igor's great friend

DOMINIQUE BAGOUET  Dancer, famous French choreographer. Igor's great friend

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SRI AUROBINDO GAYATRI

                          OM TAT SAVITUR VARAM RUPAM PARASA DHIMAHI YANNAH SATYENA DIPAYET

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"We call to guard us that brillant Fire, the universal godhead, who grows in the mother, the master of the word, the speaker and the hearer, for the human being's forming of the godhead, the illumined Seer, the Guest, the swift Traveller"

                                       Hymns of the Mystic Fire

Gathina Vishwamitra  (Mandala Three, Sukta 26)

Story


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We call to guard us that brillant Fire, the universal godhead, who grows in the mother, the master of the word, the speaker and the hearer, for the human being's forming of the godhead, the illumined Seer, the Guest, the swift Traveller"

                                       Hymns of the Mystic Fire

Gathina Vishwamitra  (Mandala Three, Sukta 26)

the Mother


the Mother


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Hike


Hike


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"In the anomalies of the human heart

Where Good and Evil are close bedfellows

And Light is by Darkness dogged at everystep.

Where his largest knowledge is an ignorance,

I am the Power that labours toward the best

And works for God and looks up toward the heights,

I make even sin and errors stepping-stones

And all experiences a long march toward  Light

                                        Sri Aurobindo  ("Savitri", Book Seven, Canto IV)

 

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"In the anomalies of the human heart

Where Good and Evil are close bedfellows

And Light is by Darkness dogged at everystep.

Where his largest knowledge is an ignorance,

I am the Power that labours toward the best

And works for God and looks up toward the heights,

I make even sin and errors stepping-stones

And all experiences a long march toward  Light

                                        Sri Aurobindo  ("Savitri", Book Seven, Canto IV)