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The Ramayan

Since 2018 Manik has been hard at work on a trilogy of concept records based on India's ancient epic The Ramayan.  In 2021 he was commissioned by Ars Nova to complete the project, and the first draft is now complete!  Many minds are conspiring about how best to bring this epic retelling to the stage, but until then, here are a few initial offerings.  More to come!  So. Much. More.

This was the debut of the opening number of Part 1. 
This was performed live, days after this song was written, with some amazingly talented friends (Brittain Ashford, Dawn Troupe, Anais MItchell, Dave Malloy and John Murchison) at a benefit for
Brooklyn's legendary performing space Jack.

The Vow is the wedding ceremony between our heroes, Ram and Sita.  Perfomed with the inimitable Brittain Ashford for the Ars Nova Telethon 2021.

Long Ago is the encore of Part 1.

from A Food Odyssey


"No Widow" (featuring Andrew Mayer)

"Song for Ian Campbell"


Manik has written music for several productions, including A Food Odyssey, conceived by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, and Those Lost Boys, which he conceived, and created with his band Those Lost Boys (Gabriel Ebert, Damon Daunno, Brendan Spieth, Elvy Yost) and Frankie Alvarez.

from Those Lost Boys



"Stay" from TLB, recorded on the fly with some amazingly talented friends for Valentine's Day


Inside the rehearsals for our TLB
Project Residency at Ars Nova

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