Ganesh Anandan

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Ganesh Anandan was born and raised in Bangalore city, south India where he studied Karnatic music for several years namely the flute with G. Venugopal and the mrdangam with K.K. Parthsarthy. In 1976 he moved to Canada where he studied music theory and piano privately. He took part in a variety of workshops including Cuban Bata rhythms, Brazilian Samba and was a member of the University of Montreal's Gamelan Ensemble for a year.

Since then Ganesh has returned to India on several occasions to continue percussion studies with T.N. Shashikumar at the renowned Karnataka College of Percussion studying the tavil – a ritual two sided drum and the kanjera – a south Indian tambourine.

Since 1994 Ganesh has been transposing south Indian rhythmic concepts and drumming techniques onto tambourines, frame drums and alternative surfaces. He has developed a dynamic personal playing style that combines the karnatic method with a variety of personal finger drumming innovations.

In 1998 he founded FingerWorks, a trio of frame drummers dedicated to hand and finger percussion music. He wrote compositions for the trio and invited guest artists Glen Velez in 1999, Carlo Rizzo in 2001, and Ramesh Shotham in 2001 to perform with the trio.
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Albums

CD GA-001 Ganesh Anandan, FingerWorks — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan, FingerWorks Ganesh Anandan, FingerWorks - Ganesh Anandan, FingerWorks(CD, Album) Not On Label (Ganesh Anandan Self-released) CD GA-001 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
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none Up North — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan, Rainer Wiens Ganesh Anandan, Rainer Wiens - Up North(CDr, Promo) Not On Label (Ganesh Anandan Self-released) none Canada 2003 Sell This Version
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AM 118 CD Speaking In Tongues — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan / Malcolm Goldstein / Rainer Wiens Ganesh Anandan / Malcolm Goldstein / Rainer Wiens - Speaking In Tongues(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 118 CD Canada 2003 Sell This Version
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RIF 003 Asa Nisi Masa — Ganesh Anandan Alex Cattaneo / Ganesh Anandan Alex Cattaneo / Ganesh Anandan - Asa Nisi Masa(CD, Album) Rif Musique RIF 003 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
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AM 173 CD Shruti Project — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan, John Gzowski Ganesh Anandan, John Gzowski - Shruti Project(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 173 CD Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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AM 192 CD Self Made — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan, Hans Reichel Ganesh Anandan, Hans Reichel - Self Made(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 192 CD Canada 2009 Sell This Version
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none Balancing In-Between — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan Balancing In-Between(CD, Album) Not On Label none Germany 2019 Sell This Version
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Compilations

none 5 Profils — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan, Pierre Dumont (3), Claude Fradette, Guy Laramée, Jean-Pierre Bouchard Ganesh Anandan, Pierre Dumont (3), Claude Fradette, Guy Laramée, Jean-Pierre Bouchard - 5 Profils(Cass, Comp) CEM (4) none Canada 1987 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Musique De Film = Film Music — Ganesh Anandan Ganesh Anandan Musique De Film = Film Music(CDr, Promo) Not On Label (Ganesh Anandan Self-released) none Canada 2003 Sell This Version