my journey of understanding the meaning of sound

Danny Becher

1953 born in Braunschweig, Germany
1973 immigration to India
living and working in Auroville and
Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry:
study of vocal hindusthani music with Sri Mohan Mistry,
hindi with Miss Hero Vashishtha,
study of tabla with Sri Tarun Das and Sri Harit Kumar Bhattacharya
all from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry;
development of Overtone chant in combination with
breathing excercises originating from Pranayama, Hatha Yoga,
Kyokushinkai Karate and other disciplines.

1981 immigration to Netherlands since 1982 teaching overtone chant and musical awareness at many different institutions;
concerts with gongs, singing bowls and overtone chant,
and seminars about the healing quality of music at:
conservatories, music schools, basic schools, new age centers, yoga centers, theatergroups, institutions for mentally and physically handicapped people, hospices, spiritual schools like the rosencrucians and freemasons lodge, cultural institutions, logopedist institutions, a.o.

Broadcastings for radio and tv programs.
Studio Recordings for CD production and different projects.

School concerts/plays and concerts in new age circuit
with college Fred Vogels, percussionist, marimba, composer.

Concerts in Sweden with the TONUS-Ensemble, Stockholm
- Musical Demonstrations and classes at swedisch schools.
- Musical service at Hospices

Besides that, study of western classical music theory and history in which I graduated. Study of classical voice training (belcanto) with Meta Bourgonjen, Conservatory Tilburg and
Felix Schoonenboom, Conservatory Zwolle and further interpretation in Gregorian Chant, with Lida Dekkers.

- short study of counterpoint and practical harmony.
- diploma for conductor (choirs) at the SNK, Utrecht.
- conducting five permanent 4-part choirs

Research and documentation in making sound visible:
Cymatic Photograpgy and
Film documentation on DVD - The Message of Sound -
- sound resonance in water -

Next to the work in netherlands
concerts, lectures and workshops in:
Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Great Britain,
Sweden, Turkey and India.
(Radio and TV intervieuws and documentations
on my work in Netherland and Sweden.)


Danny Becher

Danny Becher

Danny Becher 

Hanzehof, Zutphen 20-04-2008 

Crystal bowls and tibetan bowl