The inaugural occasion of The Hindu Fridays celebrates the facility of phrase and voice

Sikkil Gurucharan and Madhan Karky at The Hindu Friday Assessment interactive musical session held newspaper’s premises.
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A comfy gathering of music fanatics convened at The Hindu workplace premises to enjoy a night full of the magic of music, composition, and lyrics. It was an intimate setting that underlined the sweetness and significance of inclusivity in classical music and literature. It additionally despatched out the message of how we have to recognize artwork past labels and classes.

The Hindu Friday Assessment and Storiculture not too long ago hosted The Hindu Fridays, a musical session that includes Carnatic vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan and lyricist Madhan Karky. 

The occasion, proposed to be a part of a collection, has been conceived to make Carnatic music accessible by facilitating thrilling cross-genre dialogue and inserting the artwork type in new settings.

Gurucharan and Madhan shared insights into their creative journeys, paving the best way for a dialogue on their collaborations, methods, memorable works, and extra. 

Madhan talked about he isn’t somebody who incessantly reads books, however these by his father, mom and brother are part of his ‘curriculum’. He recalled chancing upon Carol Travis’s Anger: The  Misunderstood Emotion whereas visiting the library at College of Queensland in Australia. That impressed him to put in writing ‘Sinam kol maname.’

Gurucharan shared his expertise of singing Madhan’s anger-themed track. Throughout a efficiency, he sang two songs centered round anger. Whereas ‘Sinam Adaiyaadhe’  by Dandapani Desikar discourages the show of anger, Madhan’s ‘Sinam kol maname’ (which he set to tune in raga Vasantha) emphasises the significance of expressing anger. He realised how attention-grabbing it’s to mix contrasting concepts in a bit and chuckled that the viewers was confused as to which track to applaud for.

Gurucharan talked about singing 4 songs by Madhan on a particular theme throughout a live performance, and the way they got here up with their newest album Maagamaaga Nee. Gurucharan had requested for a lyric that might be tuned in raga Yamuna Kalyani, which has two Madhyamams. “Charan instructed the raga for the track and talked about that the notes Ma and Ga could be outstanding on this composition. I made a decision to make use of the swaras within the lyric and wrote ‘Maaga Maaga Nee’,” defined Madhan, a PhD in Laptop Science.

The track with AI generated visuals was performed on the occasion.

Veteran musician T.V. Gopalakrishnan felicitating Sikkil Gurucharan and Madhan Karky.

Veteran musician T.V. Gopalakrishnan felicitating Sikkil Gurucharan and Madhan Karky.
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M. Srinath

Gurucharan and Madhan additionally spoke about their collaborations with pianist and schooling entrepreneur Anil Srinivasan and filmmaker Rajiv Menon. Gurucharan additionally sang some traces from songs that emerged out of those exchanges.

The duo got here up with a shock phase through which they requested the viewers for a theme for a track to be written and composed impromptu. ‘Thirumanam’ (marriage ceremony) was instructed by a member of the viewers, and connecting phrases had been provided by others current. Madhan spontaneously wrote the lyrics, and Gurucharan set it to tune and sang it too. 

Within the Q and A session, to a poser on the connection between lyrics and music, Madhan stated each are completely different infinities. “There’s nothing like  ‘my lyrics are higher than the music’. In reality music is an even bigger infinity.” 

The multifaceted T.V. Gopalakrishnan

The multifaceted T.V. Gopalakrishnan
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M. Srinath

The occasion had additionally lined up Attention-grabbing actions for the viewers resembling writing in regards to the first reminiscence of listening to a track on a postcard and sending it to a beloved and . 

The occasion concluded with a brief speech by the night’s particular visitor, eminent vocalist and instrumentalist T.V. Gopalakrishnan. “All through my lengthy musical journey I used to be all the time hold to achieve out to children and inculcate in them a love for the classical arts. I’m amazed by the best way Gurucharan and Madhan designed this interplay. It was distinctive, informative and completely gratifying. Custom ought to evolve to be timeless. The classical arts needs to be offered in novel methods to protect and popularise,” he stated.

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