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 - Ganesh Anandan, FingerWorks album art 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
none Ganesh Anandan - Up North album art 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
AM 118 CD Ganesh Anandan - Speaking In Tongues album art 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
RIF 003 Ganesh Anandan - Asa Nisi Masa album art Alex Cattaneo / Ganesh Anandan Alex Cattaneo / Ganesh Anandan - Asa Nisi Masa(CD, Album) Rif Musique RIF 003 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
AM 173 CD Ganesh Anandan - Shruti Project album art Ganesh Anandan, John Gzowski Ganesh Anandan, John Gzowski - Shruti Project(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 173 CD Canada 2007 Sell This Version
AM 192 CD Ganesh Anandan - Self Made album art Ganesh Anandan, Hans Reichel Ganesh Anandan, Hans Reichel - Self Made(CD, Album) Ambiances Magnétiques AM 192 CD Canada 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Ganesh Anandan - 5 Profils album art 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

Miscellaneous

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