For craftsmanship needs to change with the evolving times, and in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic, as individuals appreciate music from the solace of their homes, violin maestro L Subramaniam invites this change. A documented presentation of his was screened as of late as a component of the continuous Parampara Series — National Festival of Music and Dance by Natya Tarangini and Raja Radha Reddy, in relationship with United Nations.
There were additionally exhibitions by Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia (woodwind), Vidushi Kishori Amonkar (vocals), Vyjayanthimala Bali (Bharatanatyam danseuse-actor), Vikku Vinayakram (percussionist – ghatam), and different maestros, which were broadcast on YouTube channels of United Nations India, and Raja Radha Reddy, unexpectedly since the celebration took a computerized diversion this year.
“Advanced stages have offered space to a ton of coordinators and specialists to do their undertakings and different ventures. Prior, for a task, we’d need to go to a studio, re-record if a line was not alright, alter and so forth The entire creation measure is occurring at everyone’s homes, which we had never pondered before. Presently shows are going on while sitting at home! This is a much needed development for a ton of artistes who don’t get a ton of shows. Individuals have their own sites and YouTube channels now. They [artistes are] not, at this point solely relied upon the advertisers. That is perhaps the best thing that is going on,” says Subramaniam, adding that coordinators must advance youthful artistes and instrumentalists of future.
Things being what they are, is this an incredible method to support craftsmanship? “Yes. People will get used to this kind of listening. One year back, everybody wanted a sophisticated system. They’d say ‘If a nice CD player is not there we can’t enjoy’. And said that they can’t enjoy unless the sound is so perfect. Now, people are listening to everything on telephone, and seeing the videos there. That has changed the mindset of audiences as well,” he adds.
The maestro shares that the lockdown had him occupied with a few music ventures, with mainstream vocalists, and even delivery a Jazz collection called 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’d be stuck in a place, but that I assume didn’t really happen,” says the musician, adding how he’s busy with the arrangements for 30th Laxminarayana Global Music Festival.
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