TEAM
Aurelio
Executive
The guiding force behind the project, Aurelio is grateful that the years of research into sound and consciousness find their practical application in the craft and community work. A social entrepreneur at heart, he constantly enlivens the Svaram adventure with fresh enthusiasm and creative ideas.
Ulrike
Business Administration & Consultant
Coming from a career in law and management, Ulrike is Svaram's woman on the ground, coordinating the office and streamlining the company. With her sense of humor, yet straightforward attitude, Svaram is flexing its muscles and preparing for a new period of growth and development.
Priya
Shop & Sales
Priya is centre stage in the activities at Svaram: she greets the customers with a smile and shows them how to play the instruments in our showroom. But she also keeps track of sales, takes care of the billing, puts in orders for new materials, and makes sure the workshop keeps the stockroom well-supplied.
Priyadarshini
Accounting
Priya has just earned her MBA in Finance, and now together with Karthik keeps the office running like a well-oiled machine. Her work requires precision and responsibility, and is invaluable to Svaram's functioning; she also loves music, and enjoys working together in the office with the volunteers.
Pradeep
Lecture
Originally from Orissa, Pradeep has had his education in the Ashram School in Pondicherry, where he not only expanded his language skills in Hindi, Bengali, English and French but also learned about the importance of team spirit and harmonious collaboration, which he now beautifully brings into Svaram's young team. He has professional experience in customer care and shipping, is a great team player and pivotal point in the cheerful and dynamic office crew.
Gnanavel
Quality Managament, Tuning, Metallophone
When something has to be done with precision, you'd better hand it over to Gnanavel´s care. This 'heartful' guy is the tuning specialist and oversees our instruments' quality control. With his language skills he builds a bridge between Tamil and English speaking staff. Gnanavel's sense for sound and rhythm fits perfectly with his passion for dancing.
Parasuraman
Carpentry & Strings
Parasu’s gift is his excellent craftsmanship: he is our wood specialist, also training others in his work with the string instruments.
Shankar
Flutes & Maintanance
He is the one in the company who often helps solving problems and has always a listening ear for others: a real teambuilder! Shankar loves to explore new designs and teach others to make flutes; he also plays his own tunes.
Jan
Executive
Jan is one of the original Auroville pioneers. He brings a lot of technical craft experience to Svaram, likes to dive solo into explorations and takes up technical challenges with confidence. He also enjoys to play the (e-)guitar.
Karthik
Customer Service & Purchase
He is one of the foundation stones of Svaram and our functioning without his goodwill is impossible to imagine. His patience with any challenges he faces in his very own way, helps a lot with the sustainability of the project.
Kalaivani
Stockeeping
After 10 years of experience in the busy Visitor's Centre Boutique of Auroville, Kalaivani has the Svaram stockroom completely under control. With her relaxed attitude, eagerness to connect to others and love of music, Kalaivani and Svaram are a perfect match.
Anandavel
String Instruments
Anandavel loves to experiment with new tunings and instruments. He takes pride in delivering high quality work; whether it is in the workshop or as part of his drum performance group, with which he regularly plays concerts.
Magesh
Metal & Research
Anyone in the workshop can tell you that Magesh is a man of his word: he “walks his talk”. Both sensitive and skilled, he operates the machines with the same concentration that he brings into the "New Waves" project. Magesh is also learning about sound healing.
Prakash
Percussion & Bamboo
His love for drums and rhythm is expressed in his creative work and as the leader of a local drum group, which often has performances in and around Auroville. Prakash is always looking for new sounds for his music and likes to experiment.
Selvam
Painting
Selvam gained his painting experience in a village far away from Auroville. He does everything with extreme care. You can get a sense of his concentrated work noting the finishings of our instruments.
Sundaram
Chimes
When you hear somebody laughing loudly in Svaram, it is probably Sundaram. It´s great to see that he took great personal growth along with Svaram. His sense for music and humour helps a lot in the work. Singing and tuning is what he likes most.
Santosh
Trainee
Subash
Trainee
Sudharsanan
Trainee
Iyannar
Trainee
Manikandan
Craftman
Anbukarasu
Worker
Muthu
Craftman
Surrenda
Worker
Veerumani
Apprentice
Ashoda
Housekeeper
Amudha
Worker
Karpagam
Worker
Komathy
Worker
Viji
Worker
E.Magesh
Craftman
Arun
Worker / Trainee