SEAN ROLDAN AND FRIENDS - This band blends Indian Classical & Folk Sounds with American Country Music, Blues & Acoustic Funk with original tamil lyrics.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEcVzaTeuWU
POORVAA - Borrowing strong influences from Indian classical music and South American Choro music, the band performs ancient scriptures, giving them a truly new-age expression. Poorvaa currently works on ancient Sanskrit and Tamil writings by great literary monarchs like Aadi Shankara, Jeya deva, Arunagiri naadhar and the likes. Poorvaa wishes to create a magnum-opus of writings from the cultural heritage of India, encapsulating them into pieces of musical work thereby, creating a bridge between the old and the new worlds.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9sn1LwiWCk
ADITYA PRAKASH ENSEMBLE - This band seamlessly weaves together Indian ragas and folk melodies with jazz harmonic textures, and interlocks the complexity of Indian rhythmic patterns with hip hop infused beats. The dynamic brass, jazz, and funk sections highlight the powerful Indian classical vocals and violin. Creativity shines forth in their dynamic improvisation, unconventional arrangements and memorable compositions. With a repertoire of original songs that range from meditative chants to energetic dance songs to playful melodies, Aditya Prakash Ensemble is truly a one-of-a-kind musical experience.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUhizvE_chY
SID SRIRAM LIVE - A power packed production seamlessly transitioning between R&B, Soul, Indian Classical and Indian film music.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ptFC05S-ps
AN EXPERIMENT WITH SOUND AND MUSIC - The sound design for this concert has been done using a single omnidirectional condenser microphone, placed in such a way as to capture the sound of the duo along with the tambura in an inherently balanced manner, as against using dedicated dynamic microphones for each artiste. The EQ (Equaliser) is entirely flat, which brings out the full natural tone of the instruments with absolutely no alterations or enhancements. When such micing is done, the performer has no real awareness of the microphone. The instrument is therefore handled as one would in a practise session, or a chamber concert, even though the concert venue is significantly larger. This experiment is an attempt at reviving the micing technique used in yesteryear concerts. It is an honest venture to bring out vintage sound and the music flows as a corollary to this. Delicate sound emerges from a setting of complete silence, where every note is very deliberately played and heard, leading to unexpected moments of pleasant surprise in the musical format and presentation of the concert.
A CARNATIC QUARTET - A Carnatic quartet featuring the Violin, Nadaswaram, Mridangam and Thavil, instruments that represent two distinct styles of music, yet born of the same art form. Bringing these instruments back together in concert, meant discovering a joint aesthetic both sonically and musically, while simultaneously showcasing the subtleties and nuances of the unique styles that each of these artistes represents.
SPECIAL PROJECT FOR THE ARMED FORCES - This is a venture to give performances at different army camps across the country - a performance exclusively for the armed forces at their camps. It is a specially curated show on the themes of Freedom, Peace and Joy, where the artistes explore a range of creative expressions, performing multiple roles in the concert. The concert includes songs from different parts of the country, in different languages, as a token of our admiration for the soldiers of the army who come from all parts of the country, regardless of where they may be stationed at that point.
MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR SCHOOLS - This program aims to give the participants an insight into sound, melody and rhythm. It is an exploration of finding and befriending the music around us. There are innumerable elements of melody and rhythm around us at any given time. We simply need to tap into those frequencies and listen for the music. This will help us bridge the apparent gaps between ’just sounds’ and ‘music’. The flow of this module is to go from Sounds - Music - Carnatic Music. This is aimed at giving the participants a feeling of familiarity with the carnatic art form in a seamless way, that goes from general sound, to musical sounds and concepts to the carnatic genre in particular. This program is designed to be experiential and participative.