Manose is bansuri flutist from Nepal. He began studying the bansuri as a child, under the tutelage of Mandan Dev Bhatta. While his formal education involved an exceedingly rigorous study and practice of Hindustani music and instrumentation, he nonetheless became intimate with many western musical forms and developed an astonishing facility for improvisation within diverse scale structures.
For the past several years, Manose has been creating music and touring globally with Deva Premal & Miten. He has released four solo CDs and is ever-more popular as a contributing artists for work by everyone from Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal to bluegrass great, Peter Rowan. He has also collaborated with the Chicago Children’s Choir, Snatam Kaur, tabla master Swapan Chowdary, John Densmore of the Doors, and The New Maihar Band, an ensemble created by Ustad Ali Akhbar Khan. Even while living in the United States, he still manages to be a vital part of the music scene back home. He is a founding member of the classical raga group Sukarma, his music videos air regularly on Nepali TV, he performs annually in Nepal’s jazz festival where he has shared the stage with Australian maestro Don Burrows. And as a member of the nation’s top rock band, 1974AD, it has been his privilege to re-popularize his traditional flute in Nepal where he was the first to introduce it as a rock instrument.