Coming collectively of cultures

Andi and Pallavi
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Singer MD Pallavi has collaborated with German cellist and digital musician Andi Otto. The duo has launched an LP titled Songs For Damaged Ships, which has songs in Kannada. The artistes will current these songs on November 18 in Bengaluru.

Songs For Damaged Ships was additionally nominated for the German file Critics Award 2023. It options Pallavi’s vocals and Andi’s digital music. The singer speaks to MetroPlus amidst her rehearsals from Max Mueller Bhavan, which, she says has generously supplied rehearsal area. “The live performance will probably be an improvisation of our years of labor with traces of Indian classical music and a fusion of two cultures coming collectively.”

Pallavi is a well-liked playback singer and a winner of the Karnataka State Movie Award within the Finest Playback Singer class for the track ‘Nodayya Kwate Lingave’ from the Kannada movie Duniya.

Andi, Pallavi says, is an digital musician, composer and music producer from Germany. “Now we have been collaborating for the previous seven years. Our first launched work was titled Bangalore Whispers. This observe has been doing effectively and even garnered consideration of music patrons from internationally, particularly from Brazil, Japan and Germany. Final yr we launched Songs For Damaged Ships, which has 9 tracks as a vinyl.”

The songs are in Kannada, Pallavi says and can be found throughout the globe. “For the present in Bengaluru, we are going to current songs from our earlier collaborations. The way through which Andi performs his cello, makes it visible music too.”

The grammar is all from Hindustani which is used for Kannada poetry, says Pallavi, who has skilled in Hindustani classical music. “I imagine it falls into an Indian aesthetic construction with just a few components from Carnatic music, but the fusion doesn’t come throughout as a creation from simply the floor degree, however a mix of components from two huge cultures and music kinds in a seamless and natural method.

Continually looking out for collaborative works, Pallavi says she admires Andi’s work, ardour for music and the way through which he creates it. “Working with him has been an enriching expertise.”

Songs For Damaged Ships will probably be offered on November 18 at Bangalore Artistic Circus, Yeshwantpura at 7.30pm. Tickets may be booked on

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