Even as a solo artist, Manose’s music is gloriously enchanting, inviting listeners to close their eyes and reach into their inner selves to grasp the energy within.
Manose told this newspaper in an interview five years ago that he heard the haunting, resonant sound of the bansuri at age eight and has been searching for it ever since. This week we asked him if he had found it.
His response: “I realised that the sound I longed for in a deeper sense is not a worldly sound. As a boy I chased for that sound in empty fields of Boudhanath and Pashupati. Now I get to travel all over the world and I still long for it. In this phase in my life, I have come to realise that longing itself is precious — it may be even more precious than the fulfilment of that longing.”