S.Rajam’s (Music Appreciation notes)

Monday, 15 January 2018

Music Workshop

Narada Gana Sabha Trust (Phone  No. 2499 3201)

9th-11th February At Thennangur

About the residential camp for young musicians…

Nadasangamam as the name implies is an effort to instill in young artists the rich musical tradition of South India. It is not just about singing or performing well. It is an ethos wherein the student learns about yoga, breathing exercises, voice training, manodharma in music, the richness of our compositions, other allied arts like harikatha and bhajana sampradaya.

A two day workshop for young aspiring musicians between 9th-11th February February will be conducted at the Temple Complex of Dakshina Halasyam at Thennangur about 110 km away from Chennai.

Dr. R. S. Jayalakshmi will be the Convener of the camp. Dr. Sumathi Krishnan will co ordinate the event. Eminent musicians, scholars and experts in the field including Sangita Kalanidhi Smt. R. Vedavalli,  Smt. Seetha Narayanan, Sri Delhi P. Sunderrajan, Sri Mannarkoil Balaji and Smt. Sankari Krishnan  will be the resource persons this year. There will be teaching/learning sessions, talks, interactive sessions and opportunity for creative development.

Participants will learn in a serene environment in close proximity with the gurus and will also get an opportunity to express their musical talent. 

Departure for Thennangur will be in the afternoon from Narada Gana Sabha on 9th February and return will be late evening on 11th February.  A bus will be arranged and the fare of Rs.  500 for transportation should be borne by the participants.

Application forms will be available at the Naradagana Sabha Office (Ph.No: 24993201). Applicants should register their names and submit completed application forms at Narada Gana Sabha between 10 and 6 p.m. on or before 30th January 2018. Participants should be between 15 and 35 years. They should have reasonable ability in manodharama (raga alapana, niraval and kalpanasvaram) and a passion for the art.

The music camp is designed to stimulate interest and inspire the creative element latent in the participants. Since the number of participants is restricted please register on or before the specified date. A panel will select the participants and their names will be put up at the Narada Gana Sabha foyer on the 5th of February, 2018.

K. Harishankar

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