J (Junichi Osako)
インドでよく遊ぶ私と同い年のシェーン君。音楽もそうだけど人間的な付き合いで繋がってるかな。 美しいNaやGe達が実に安定したラヤで素敵に響くよ。 彼のアカンパニでラーガ弾いてると幸せ一杯、夢一杯。
彼の師匠Pt. Ashutosh Bhattacharyaと我が師匠の師匠Pt. Amarnath Mishraは大親友だったそうです。 ０５年の３月のヴァラナシでのコンサート、キャバテ！ 素晴らしいアカンパニーで大喝采でした。
シェンさんのタブラ、凄くよかった。昨年もご一緒させて頂きましたが、サイト ウくんとのダブルタブラでしたので、今回初めて、１対１での演奏。主奏者であ るラーガ奏者を見事に乗らせてくれる伴奏、体感致しました♫ もう、オースト ラリアに帰っちゃった頃だけど、来年も来日されるそうなので、是非皆さんも体 感あれ。
Reviews from Indian Press
SANMAARG (19 Mar 2006)
Japanese artist Yasuhiro Minamizawa astounded everyone with his rendition of Raag Puriya Kalyan on sitar... With him, Australian artist Shen Flindell, giving close accompaniment (saath-sangat) on tabla with complete maturity, made the programme attractive to the ear.
Japan ke kalaakaar Yasuhiro Minamizawa ne sitaar par Raag Puriya Kalyan ki avataaranaa kar sabko achamti kar diyaa... Aapke saath Australia ke kalaakaar Shen Flindell ne table par poorna paripakvataa se saath sangat kar kaaryakram ko karn-priya banaaya.
AMAAR UJAALAA (19 Mar 2006)
Japan's Yasuhiro Minamizawa's fingers bent his sitar's strings and then Australia's Shen Flindell's fingers beat upon the tabla with him. Seeing both of the foreign (videshi) artists' great skill in Indian (desi) arts, we were quite astounded and received quite some enjoyment/bliss.
Japan ke Yasuhiro Minamizawa ne sitaar ke taar par anguliyaan pherin to tablaa par anguliyaan thirakaane ke lie Australia ke Shen Flindell unke saath the. Donon videshii kalaakaaron ki deshii kalaa men siddhahastaa dekh kuchh achraj kar rahe the to kucch aanand le rahe the.
AMAAR UJAALAA (16 Apr 2006)
Shuji Yamamoto, whether playing Raag Jog or Raag Chandrakauns, carved out both raags with equal authority. On seeing tabla player Shen Flindell's fingers dancing, the people were struck with wonderment.
Shuji Yamamoto ne chaahe Raag Jog bajaayaa chaahe Chandrakauns donon hi raagon ko samaan adhikaar se sarod par ukeraa. Tablaawaadak Shen Flindell ki ungliyon ki thirakne dekh log aashcharyachakit the.
Comments from Senior Artists
Pt Santosh Mishra and Sri Sangeet Mishra (sarangi - Varanasi, Mumbai)
"Shen is a good musician as well a pure hearted person. He has perfect laya and good understanding for accompaniment, like how to accompany to vocalist compared with an intrumentalist. We had a tour with him in Queenland and feel very comfortable to play with him. He is good in classical as well semi classical music, for which there are very few such tabla players in Australia. He has a good sense of music."
Raka Mukherjee (vocal - Kolkata)
"In my recent Australia concert tour I had an opportunity to have with me Shen Flindell to accompany me on tabla in all the concerts that I performed in Brisbane. I enjoyed singing with Shen and his aesthetic and rhythmic sense combined with the clear sound of the tabla and, sonorous bayan (bass) provided an excellent support to enhance the quality of the concert."
Steve Oda (sarode disciple of Maestro Ali Akbar Khansahib)
"Shen's accompaniment skills have continued to improve since we first met in Byron Bay, Australia in 2007.? I feel that his sensitive style of playing supports and encourages the musicians that he accompanies, and enhances the feeling and development of the raga in every respect.? I highly commend his continuing efforts to share his music with the Indian music community worldwide."
Debapriya-Samanwaya (sitar-vocal duo - Kolkata)
"When everything was fixed in Australia we were a bit tensed about our tabla .players because we never played with none of them even we didn’t know them. However, from the very beginning of the tour we played with some real quality tabla players and of course Shen Flindell was one of them with whom we played a couple of concerts in Brisbane. He was really nice with his charming presence and a very rich musical temperament. The thekas he gave with us were not only very comfortable but also helped us very much to give our best. We have no hesitation to say that we would love to work with him in future again.’
Manose (bansuri - Nepal)
"My best tabala player in Aussieland!"