For artwork has to alter with the altering occasions, and amid Covid-19 pandemic, as folks get pleasure from music from the consolation of their houses, violin maestro L Subramaniam welcomes this transformation. An archival efficiency of his was screened just lately as a part of the continuing Parampara Series – National Festival of Music and Dance by Natya Tarangini and Raja Radha Reddy, in affiliation with United Nations.
There have been additionally performances by Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute), Vidushi Kishori Amonkar (vocals), Vyjayanthimala Bali (Bharatanatyam danseuse-actor), Vikku Vinayakram (percussionist – ghatam), and different maestros, which have been telecast on YouTube channels of United Nations India , and Raja Radha Reddy, for the primary time for the reason that competition took a digital detour this yr.
“Digital platforms have given space to a lot of organizers and artists to do their projects and other projects. Earlier, for a project, we have had to go to a studio, re-record if a line was not okay, edit etc. The whole production process is happening at everybody’s houses, which we had never thought about earlier. Now concerts are happening while sitting at home! This is a welcome change for a lot of artistes who attended a lot of concerts. People have their own websites and YouTube channels now. They [artistes are] no longer entirely depended on the promoters. That is one of the best things that is happening, ”says Subramaniam, including that organizers should promote younger artistes and instrumentalists of subsequent technology.
So, is that this a nice method to maintain artwork? “Yes.” People will get used to this sort of listening. One yr again, everyone needed a refined system. They mentioned ‘If a good CD participant is just not there we loved’. And mentioned that they loved get pleasure from until the sound is so excellent. Now, individuals are listening to all the pieces on phone, and seeing the movies there. That has modified the mindset of audiences as nicely, ”he provides.
The maestro shares that the lockdown had him engaged in a number of music tasks, with standard singers, and even launch a Jazz album referred to as Beyond Borders. “We did several different projects featuring great artistes as a video project. Before the lockdown, we were travelling so much so there was a lot of backlog of recordings, video projects, albums, etc. This lockdown, in a way, cleared up all those things. Initially I thought we were going to be stuck in a place, but that I assume was really happening, ”says the violinist, including how occupied with the preparations for the 30th Laxminarayana Global Music Festival.
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