Sw Shivam Sanjiva

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(aka Sanjiva Kyosan)

Oshoba, Buddha Hall, Poona 1987(?) with Sw Anand Nivedano
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Sanjiva was born in Québec in the late 50s, and began studying flute, piano and guitar at the age of six. His musical journey went to a new level when the opportunity arose in high school to play on a pipe organ. This opened up vast possibilities of sonic experience, as did coming into contact with Indian music. He saw and felt how harmonics, modalities and tonalities could have a rich effect on the mind, mood and silence, understanding experientially how music and meditation were closely related. He learned to create spaces with music and silence.

His research into sounds deepened by imbibing the Bardo Thodol, Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, giving him a language and framework to formulate a broader understanding of the mathematical structures of music and the objective effect of sounds on the nervous system.

Sanjiva came to Osho in 1982 and in 1986 moved to Poona, living there for 10 years. He played music in Darshan and meditations and was often the "sound man" at the mixer. (See Nivedano's remarks on his work.) Additionally, he worked with various therapists to create music supporting the therapeutic process.

In 1989, at Osho's request, he composed The Secret of the Golden Flower, the sound track to a Taoist meditation based on Osho's discourses in The Secret of Secrets.

In 1991, his lifelong studies of sound were mature to a point where he began a two-year period of concentrated composing, resulting in 160 works, each resonating with a specific aspect of the human experience.

Starting in 1996, he released 6 albums of electronica, on the Berlin label Ninetysix Sounds.

Since 2002, he is in retreat, mainly focusing on meditation and meditation music, in particular deepening a study of the Kyotaku, a long shakuhachi used in meditation.


Contact Details

address
Québec
Canada
email
sanjivamusic666.gifoutlook.com
website
Sanjiva Music
discography
1978 : Chaque marche se replie (15 min MC, soundtrack & performance at a night of poetry at the Collège Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada)
1979 : Le cristal en poussière (10 min MC, soundtrack & performance at a night of poetry at the Collège Édouard-Montpetit, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada)
1983 : Albio (MC, soundtrack, Experimental Theatre Festival of Eskabel Festival de Théâtre expérimental, Montréal, Quebec, Canada)
1987 : Chuang Tzu’s Dream
1988 : Open Window
1988 : Past Lives (90 min MC, OIF, Poona)
1989 : Gemini in the Air (30 min MC, Poona)
1989 : Just Around the Corner
1989 : Moldovite (45 min MC, Poona)
1989 : The Astrolab Project (6 x 60 min MC set, OIA, Poona)
1989 : The Clouds Have Heard Me (60 min MC, collaboration, OIF, Poona)
1989 / 1991 / 1996 : The Secret of the Golden Flower
1990 : Heart Journey (30 min MC, tour recording, Europe)
1990 : No Cloud Beyond the Golden Sky (45 min MC, Poona)
1990 / 1992 : Chakra Sounds (120 min MC, Collaboration, TAO Music, Germany)
1990 : Empty Sky (45 min MC, Poona)
1991 : Between Yourself (30 min MC, tour recording, Europe)
1991 : Dance With the Dragon (4 x 90 min MC set, OIF, Poona)
1991 : Over the Top (24 x 90 min MC set, OIF, Poona)
1992 : Memphremagog (30 min MC, Sita Comm., Germany)
1992 : States of Mind (5 x 30 min MC set, Sita Comm., Germany)
1992 : Taras of the Blue Moon (4 x 90 min MC set, OIF, Poona)
1992 : The Gap - Death is Dead (4 x 90 min MC set, OIF, Poona)
1993 / 1998 : Tales from the Land of Osho
1993 : Beyond Body & Mind
1993 : River of Life
1994 : Center of the Cyclone (Sufi music, Poona)
1994 : Reiki Wave (MC, Poona)
1994 : Organic Synchronization (10 MC set, Neuroze, Montreal)
1995 / 2013 : The Journey
1996 / 2013 : Essence
1996 / 2013 : Origin
1997 / 2013 : Initiation
1997 : Slumberland (Episode One)
1997 : Les chevaliers de l'apocalypse (Knights of the Apocalypse, Les Productions Vent d'Est, Radio Canada)
1997 : An Introduction to Amiata's New Age of Art, Volume 1
1998 : Fragments
1998 : Magic Mushrooms
1998 : A Tribute to Klaus Schulze
1998 / 2013 : Who is in ?
1998 / 2013 : Radiance
1998 : Chillout Area ⌗1
1999 / 2013 : Human Anonymous
2000 : Slumberland (Episode Two : Awake & Dreaming)
2001 / 2013 : Transparent
2001 / 2013 : Meditation
2001 / 2013 : Atmospheres (8 albums set)
Ambiance Red
Ambiance Yellow
Ambiance Sparkles
Ambiance Blue
Ambiance Green
Ambiance Violet
Infinity
Eternity
2001 / 2013 : The Sun and the Moon
2003 / 2013 : Aqua
2005 / 2013 : Neti Neti
2007-2009 / 2013 : Mystica Organicum
2012 : Mix And Shake
videography
Sanjiva's YouTube channel
Mystica Organicum - Contemplation
see also
Sanjiva Music on facebook
Sanjiva Kyosan on facebook