When I arrived at Auroville after 24 hours traveling and having a first taste of India, I settled in my guesthouse and met Aurelio who introduced me to Svaram and the team I was going to work with for the next 3 weeks. He guided me through the shop, the office, and the workspace and I was impressed by the quality of instruments presented to me, but even more by the relaxed atmosphere and craftsmanship of the people in the workspace. I then got introduced to guys of the flute department who were very eager to start working with me.
We decided to form a team of 4 people which I would share my skills with, so they could share it with the others after I was gone. (photo team). For the next 3 weeks, I worked 6 days a week form 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with this team.