Parijat describes his music as, “Music out of silence for silence” which is such a beautiful and fitting expression. He says, ” For me playing and composing music is like being in front of an empty canvas and painting colors on it. It is filling the silence, the emptiness, with sound in a graceful way.” Parijat plays all the Instruments and is handling all the recordings, as well as the mastering.
Parijat, a multi-instrumentalist born in Germany (whos name means “Beautiful Flower of Love”) began playing music at the age of 10. He started playing the mandolin and later switched to playing guitar. After many years and the acquisition of a higher level of technical skills, Parijat reached a more sophisticated level of playing. However, with ambition and too much focus on the technical side of music he lost, as he says, “the natural innocent approach to the instruments and to playing music.” As a result of this, he completely stopped playing music for about 10 years.
He travelled around the world, practiced meditation and began an inner spiritual education during this time. At the age of 30 the impulse of playing music returned in a completely new way. He began to find joy and creativity in playing again and realized that the true spirit and nature of his creativity came from a more simple and innocent place. He also started playing piano and keyboards and more unconventional instruments like the Gu Zheng (chinese Harp) and electric Sitar. “It was like a new birth, enough time had passed and I had painfully learned my lesson, that ambition does not work for me and, that “less is more”,” says Parijat. “Looking back, I see that everything was all right the way it was.”
Parijat describes his music as “Music out of silence for silence” which is such a beautiful and fitting expression. Parijat says ” For me playing and composing music is like being in front of an empty canvas and painting colors on it. It is filling the silence, the emptiness, with sound in a graceful way.”
Asking him about the purpose of his music, Parijat says “My music is an invitation and opportunity to fall and relax into the silence of ones own heart.”
Parijat plays all the Instruments and is handling all the recordings, as well as the mastering.
A Message from Parijat:
Here is what I am doing these days.
In the last months I was composing and recording the music for a Chinese Documentary about personal growth. It is the first time that I created music for a film and I feel as if I’ve always done this. In addition Parijat mixed and mastered Tanmayo´s beautiful, new CD “Lost and Found”. Now, I am starting to record music for a new CD for New Earth Records.
Just recently, a fan wrote to me, that when listening to my music she feels that “everything is alright, that everything is okay…”. To me this is so simple, so beautiful, and so fitting. This sentiment is what I am transporting with my playing and my music. The space where you feel, that everything is just alright. In fact, the music I play is saying to me all the time, everything is alright, and my heart can relax allowing me to feel safe.
As I’ve grown this revelation of safety has occurred more and more. I was born in to a family where no music or creativity took place. At 10 years of age, my school music teacher noticed my musical joy and talent. (I am still grateful that he talked to my parents). So I learned how to play the mandolin and changed after few years of study to playing the guitar. For me playing music was like entering a world of my own, inside of me, where I could be with myself and forget the world around me. After few years I started thinking that I should be a better technical player, that I should improve my technical skills on the guitar. I started learning more Classic and Jazz music. Through the ambition I put into my technical study, I was a better and more sophisticated player. After a time, though, I became frustrated with the stagnant repetition of such technical play and all inspiration was lost. I lost the natural feel and approach to the instrument and to music.
During this time I did not play music for 10 years, this was a time of heart pain, a time of loss. When the impulse to play music again returned, I realized that there is no such thing as perfect music. Realizing it doesn’t exist helps me to relax, which helps to heal my heart, and gives me the feeling that in spite of all, everything is alright. It took a while till I realized that the music I play for myself, which does good to me, is enjoyed as a healing tool by others as well.
This leaves me with a feeling of gratitude and also the feeling of humbleness.
Comments from Fans
Parijat, Thank you for introducing me to your music. I must admit that never before have tears filled my eyes while listening to such beautiful instrumentation. You play with true heart & spirit. Thank you for sharing a gift such as this. Blessings. ~Maya Caballero, Tucson, New York, USA
Music’s true purpose is to be able to hear the very sound of love upon sound waves and this can remind us of who we truly are, Beings of Love and Light. We can all use music to resonate with the vibration of love in our world. We can use it to remind us that we are amazing beings and create our entire reality with the love that we are. Music can take us beyond our personal identities and unite us all consciously as one in our heart. Your music sets my soul free to sail on solar wind. Thank you. ~Mina, Indiana, USA
Your music brings me back to earth I love it! Keep it up. This is possibly some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard. ~Paul, Pennsylvania, USA
There´s nothing like Parijat at the end of a long day. ~Christian Dawson, USA
I am so glad I found you and your music. To say it’s wonderful is an understatement. It’s filled with love, peace and touches my heart, soul and mind. Thank you so much and as long as you keep making music, I will keep listening. ~Debbie, Illinois, USA
Your music is amazing, I could listen to your compositions all day as I gaze on the beauty and wonders of Montana. ~Gary Shayne, Wisconsin USA
I always listen to Parijat when I’m all on my nerves with exams and everything, and.. , it works! ~Raul Contreras, Spain
Your tone really is like gold dust! I have always thought if you have a great tone then as a Guitarist you have something really special. Keep up the great work. ~Matt, London, UK
Many blessings to you, thank you for your music. as a lover of music and all that it offers the soul, it is truly a pleasure to hear ‘your beauty’… do not be surprised by the amount of people that like your music for it is a gift. rather take surprise in the influence your songs will have on so many souls!! I thank from the core of my heart for all that you are. it is a blessing to be able to watch the unfoldment of love in action! ~Kris, Florida, USA
I really like your music. Perfect to take a rest from such a crazy and violent world. I really Love it. Thank you for doing what you do.Whether you are aware of it or not (I’m sure you are… ) In your own, little humble way, YOU ARE MAKING THIS WORLD A BETTER, MORE HARMONIOUS PLACE. Blessings. ~Julio, California, USA
Your music transcends me during meditation, soothes me during my massages and acupuncture, delights me while reading a wonderful book and makes my 14 hour drive to Louisiana where my family lives pass, as though it were only a few hours ! We would have absolutely no road rage, if people would all settle down and into your music. Thank you. ~Donna Raskin, Kansas City, USA