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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A perfectly divine evening

S-Scintillating experience
A-Amidst melliflous tunes
A-Air was reverberating with excellent and
R-rapturous music
A-Audience sat there enchanted and mesmerised
N-Neat selection of songs and raagas which made the
G-Glorious show a grand success

That was, in a capsule, how I felt about the first
Pro Show (Classical nite by noted violinists Ganesh and Kumaresh) of Saarang, the IIT Madras cultural fest. The duo made Aarabhi and Kalyani literally dance on the stage and IMHO even someone who doesn't know the ABC of music will be able to enjoy and appreciate it. The Ghatam and Mridangam accompanists were in sync with the violin and their thani aavarthanam was one of the short and sweet ones I've heard in the recent times. The geeky IITM crowd proved that they are one of the best audience an artist can ever get.

Right from the moment I stepped into the campus, memories of my own college days flooded and me felt so so so nostalgic. Damn!! I miss OASIS - the cultural festival and SANGAMAM - the music festival of BITS...Sigh!!

PS : Though am not a very good photographer, have clicked a few snaps, shall post theem soon..adjust maadi


  • At 10:33 AM, Blogger Harish said…

    me go choreonite.
    me go Shankar Ehsaan Loy concert.
    me happy! :)

  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Jagan said… missing the fun :((

  • At 7:19 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan said…

    you are a BITsian aa ??

    will mail you later..

  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger Vijay Ramamurthi said…

    Man, I love the duo, they had recently come to our university as part of the series of concerts. Man the performance was just scintilating., me not a big carnatic vidhwan, but would rate the concert, among the best that I have attended, rite next to concert when mandolin srinivas and his borther had come to town.

  • At 3:15 AM, Blogger IcEyeZ said…

    oh oh ! I missed the fun :-(

  • At 9:12 PM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @harish - Naan kooda Shankar Mahadevan show-ku varalaamnu thot. But I knew I can't stay till end of show. So dropped the idea :( Heard the show rocked. Am sure u would have had a wonderful time :)

    @jagan - Angayum enjoy paNNra dhane? When coming back??

  • At 9:36 PM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @sundar - Aamaam pa! Aamaam!!

    @vijay - At times I wondered if they were controlling the violin or if it was the violin that controlled them :) Mandolin Srinivas - Sigh! Have never listened to any of his live concerts

    @iceyez - Me too missed Shankar Mahadevan show :(

  • At 10:50 PM, Anonymous deepa said…

    As a member of the mesmerised audience that was witness to the violin recitals described, i wanted to add my bit to this....

    The title of the blog probably describes it the best.. "Divine".. yes.. it was.. You jus had to close your eyes and the sound of violin soothed every strained nerve in you.... Imagine hearing this in an Open Air theatre.. The blanket of night sky with a few stars shining bright , provided the perfect atmosphere.. What a feeling it was !! .. indescribable .. (although that's what am trying to do.. rather unsuccessfully)..

    The way the duo swayed to the tune of each song.. with the highs and lows... they would both bend their heads down to concentrate or look up at almost the same moment.... To borrow a comment , it was "Kalyani (the raga) dancing in the stage"...

    A standing ovation would have been insufficient for their performance.. Sad, though that my personal deadlines forced me to rush back home..

  • At 9:17 PM, Blogger Jagan said…

    snaps enga ?

  • At 7:06 AM, Blogger Yours Truly said…

    @jagan - Tried uploading some 5 to 6 times. But blogger is giving time-out error :( So kaduppaagi dropped the idea


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