“Artwork will at all times discover a solution to survive even throughout robust instances just like the pandemic. The appearance of on-line music and full-length digital concert events proves that,” says Sikkil Gurucharan. The lockdown helped him rethink and current music differently. End result: the ‘Advaitam collection’, which he presents this Navaratri, together with B.S. Purushotham on the ganjira, N. Ananthanarayanan on the veena, Mylai Karthikeyan on the nagaswaram, H. Vishwas on the mandolin and Vedanth Bharadwaj on the banjo.
“A number of dialogues occur throughout a live performance — between violin and vocal, mridangam and ghatam, vocal and mridangam and so forth. The entire live performance is stuffed with these moments,” says Gurucharan. Whereas the live performance format doesn’t let artists discover this change additional, Advaitam brings out its nuances and lets them discover the great thing about ragas and talas.
The primary season of the collection, consisting of 5 episodes, shall be launched on Sarvamangala Productions’ YouTube channel. “Every instrument’s speciality is mentioned first, adopted by musical exchanges based mostly on a theme. As an illustration, with the veena, the communication occurs via Muthuswami Dikshitar kritis, whereas with the banjo, it’s over people music,” says Gurucharan. There’s additionally a change within the vocal factor. “I’ve reversed the format. The instrumentalists play and I comply with,” he says.
The collection targets younger audiences. “The subsequent gen must also get a style of the thrill of reside concert events; that comes solely via such dialogues,” he says.
The Chennai-based creator writes on Carnatic music.