Music Biography of Paul Ramana das Silbey Romantic classical concert pianist Spontaneous compositions 'streaming' through his heart and soul Mr. Silbey has been a pianist since childhood, when, in New York City, he studied for ten years with Nina Grosavitch Zavadsky, star pupil of the legendary Rimsky Korsakoff. Mr. Silbey's closely supervised training mirrored that of the piano student in the movie 'Madame Souzatska', which was taken directly from Ms. Grosavitch's life and teaching methods. As Mr. Silbey matured, he became the accompanist for the Columbia University Glee Club, and Director of the Barnard College Glee Club in the late 1950's. After performing in New York's Town Hall, Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall as a young man, he married and turned to a career in management, marketing and sales for a major corporation. In 1970, he decided to explore more fully the inner and outer worlds of experience, which led to a renewal of musical study and performance. After several years of learning the complexity and variety of world music, jazz and shamanic drumming, he formed a succession of experimental world beat dance bands, first in New York City in 1973 (the Collective Star), and later in Northern California in 1980 (Angelsong) With the advent of the new music technology, he drew on his classical background of theory, harmony and composition, while incorporating a wealth of contemporary percussive rhythms, melodies and arrangements. This marriage of classical and contemporary traditions led to several pioneering and creative dance/jazz/world beat albums: Music of the Mantric Wave (1974), Garuda (1975), American Mantra (1978), Angelsong (1982), Sound Power (1985), Millennium Dance (1990), Ecstatic Sound (1992), Ecstatica 1 (1994), and Ecstatic Emergence (1998). He returned to the live solo piano in 2000, and with intuition coupled with effulgent heart and soul, started composing/performing in a spontaneous flow he calls 'streaming'...almost immediately receiving an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response. Three romantic piano compositions and three videos are now completed. He invites you, the listener, to enjoy, dream, envision, voyage and experience the musical CD's: River of Romance (U 112), Love's Healing touch (U 114), and Worlds of Love (U 113). Also to enjoy are his two beautifully videotaped concerts, one performed for Thanksgiving 2000, the other for Valentine's Day 2001, recorded live at the Falkirk Cultural Center Mansion in San Rafael, Ca. The Thanksgiving concert is available in two parts, plus a CD (U 115) that combines the sound tracks of both of them (Live at Falkirk 2000). The Valentine's Day concert was shot for PBS airing and distribution. He performs at concerts, benefits, places of worship, social parties and intimate gatherings. In a new burst of inspired creativity, he has released in 2006 a new CD that is a live piano/harmonium concert, recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berekely Califronia... called 'Romantic Sanctuary'. It is also available through CD Baby. For further information, booking and ordering product, call 415-499-1769, or fax 415-499-9163; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or write P.O. Box 613, Fairfax, Ca. 94978.