Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
BTM Cultural Academy @ 25th June, 2011
This was a very special day for me as I was getting to perform with one of my personal favorite Mridangam Vidwans of today - Sri Arun Prakash. I especially admire his approach towards playing for Kritis and his deceptively simple Korvais.
I thoroughly enjoyed the outing - more so because I got to sing all the favorites of Semmangudi Mama.
Despite a rainy evening, the hall at BTM Cultural Academy was packed to full and the audience was extremely receptive.
Here goes the list:
entho prema - surutti - adi - varnam
deva deva kalayami - mayamalava gowla - rupakam - swati tirunal (N,S at jaata rupa)
ksheenamai - mukhari - adi - thyagaraja
hariharaputram - vasanta - khanda eka - muthuswami dikshitar (R,S at kaliyuga prathyaksham)
patti viduvaradu - manjari - adi - thyagaraja
o rangasayee - kambhoji - adi - thyagaraja (R,N,S)
parulanna mata - kapi - rupakam - dharmapuri subbarayar
jagadeesa - nadanamakriya - adi - swati tirunal
tillana - purna chandrika - poochi srinivasa iyengar
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Back after a long hiatus!!!
Please click here for the review of my concert at Irinjalakuda, Kerala.
Had learnt a couple of Swati Tirunal kritis exclusively for this concert - Sarasayatha Lochana (Athana) being one of them.
The highlight of the concert to me was the accompaniment of Vidwan Tanjore Ramadas mama - the moments spent in the room recollecting his days of learning under the legendary Palakkad Mani Iyer were a delight to listen to. Added to it was his matter of fact way of speaking...devoid of any sugar coating!!! An old world charm I must say!!
The link once again:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Order and chaos
The chaotic week and weekend also saw me performing two concerts back to back:
Saturday was at a book launch by a good friend and senior musician Dr Varadarangan on the science of music.
I chose to elaborate Nadopasana (Begada) as main piece - with Sri B Raghuram on the Violin and Sri V Krishna on the Mridangam.
Sunday was at Chennai for Nadasudha at Velachery at the serene Ganapati Sachidananda Ashram.
The main piece was Suruti (Geetarthamu) - with Sri B Ananthakrishnan on the Violin and Sri R Shankaranarayanan on the Mridangam.
More chaos coming up next weekend and ofcourse the Navaratri melee - predominantly focussed around Kerala.
Watch this space....