Arjun von Caemmerer
Dr Arjun von Caemmerer is a Hobart-based medical practitioner, Iyengar Yoga teacher/practitioner and writer. In 1995 (with Naomi Cameron) he established The Hobart School of Iyengar Yoga.
Arjun's Pieces of 8, written in celebration of Yogāchāraya Sri BKS Iyengar's 88th birthday, appropriated and juxtaposed eight different translations of Patañjali's Yoga-Sūtra. This book served as the initial stimulus for Michael Kieran Harvey's composition, Patañjali. In a personal tribute to Sri BKS Iyengar (1918-2014), Arjun choreographed and performed a series of yogāsanas (yoga postures) for the premiere performances of Patañjali at Hobart MONA FOMA in January 2015.
Arjun's writing has appeared in The Medical Journal of Australia, extempore, australianjazz.net, Famous Reporter, Unusual Work, The Rondo Hatton Report, Yoga Rahasya, and on Michael Kieran Harvey's Move Records CDs 48 Fugues for Frank and Psychosonata. A selection of Arjun's writing, Vice Versa, is forthcoming on Collective Effort Press.
Arjun von Caemmerer appears on
Performer: Yoga Practitioner
A celebration of Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra in music and āsana (2015) composed by Michael Kieran Harvey who also plays various keyboards, Arabella Teniswood Harvey (piano) and Eugene Ughetti (percussion).
A collection of Michael Kieran Harvey’s compositions from 2007-2013 ranging in mood from the relatively serious to cheerful pastiche. Harvey is joined by the very brightest young instrumentalists Australia has to offer.
A musical homage to the life and work of Frank Zappa, composed and performed by Michael Kieran Harvey, and complemented by Lingua Franka - concrete poetry by Arjun von Caemmerer.