Music and Emotions

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by Anuraag Dhoundeyal on Saturday, January 4, 2014

Arts, Media & Entertainment

Session type

Technical level


Does music affect our emotions? Or do our feelings guide our music? Through this workshop unravel the mysteries of this intimate relationship between the two.
Experience the joys and the sorrows music can bring forth...


Music, has always been an inseparable part of our lives since the longest time. In every culture, we have a song for every occasion, from birth to death. It is the most subtle and natural way of expressing our emotions of joy, jealousy, grief or even valour. An internal rhythm and an innate sense of sound surrounds our daily living.

This workshop will be a hands-on experience of the power that this form of art holds. With audio-videos aids and live demonstration, the audiences will together explore the effect that music has on ones psyche... and if time permits, we will be able to actually, spontaneously and collectively create the music that speaks our minds and our heart.


A curious mind. A free spirit.

Allow the music to do the talking.

Speaker bio

The Founder-Partner of The Looking Glass, Anuraag is a musician and a versatile singer. Anuraag believes in the potential of music to transcend all boundaries and to help individuals become more sensitive to their environment.

A graduate in Economics from St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai), Anuraag has spent over a decade learning Hindustani Classical Music under the tutelage of the best in the field.

He has to his credit a number of performances and collaborations, both national and international, in India and abroad. He has partnered with musicians from different genres in creating original compositions as well as lending his voice for multiple projects covering genres like western classical, jazz, folk music from Africa, Ireland and Rajasthan, world music and Sufi. He has also composed and performed the music for a South African play ‘The Coolie Odyssey’.

As a Music Educator, he was invited by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) to attend workshops for Professional Musicians and Educators and also to conduct workshops on Indian Classical Music for the post-graduate students of the University.

Anuraag, also worked with Salaam Bombay Foundation, an NGO, where he trained a group of 50 students with no formal training in music, over 3 months to perform for the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, 2012.

Besides heading The Looking Glass, Anuraag has initiated Indicus the Band, an endeavour integrating musical influences like Hindustani Classical, Sufi, Jazz and Electronica while taking music to a wide range of audiences.