We Are Rhythm - S01 / A03

Chapter 3: Nature's Rhythms

In this story, the writer, Sirishkumar Manji tells about how he was introduced to the tabla at the age of six and about how one can recognise different rhythms by listening carefully to the world around you.


Manji is a multi- percussionist and Indian classical tabla player who experiments with rhythm as a way of life.


The illustrations for this story are made by well known graphic designer Max Kisman. He uses the physicality of the curve and the ‘presence of absence’ in his (digital) imaging and this became his signature style.


To view the artwork that was made for this story, please check out this link.


The story is read by Sirishkumar Manji. The Tabla in this episode is also played by Manji himself.

Over We Are Rhythm

Rhythm is of all times and everywhere around us. In the moon and the stars, in ebb and flow, in trams, buses and traffic lights, at home and at school, on the internet and in your telephone. Rhythm is a force that helps us to be healthy, to carry on and to feel good.

In this podcast, you can listen to stories from artistic and scientific researchers and their experience with rhythm in our rapidly changing world.

'We Are Rhythm' is part of the Values for Survival research program. This is the Dutch contribution to the 17th Architecture Biënnale in Venice. Commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut, this program was designed by Caroline Nevejan, the Chief Science Officer of the Municipality of Amsterdam. 

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