Seminar/Lec-Dem

One Day Seminar on ‘Tribute to Music Stalwarts of Yesteryears’ – Dec 1996

A One day seminar was held by Mudhra at Narada Gana Sabha (mini hall) to highlight the contribution of music stalwarts like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar, Madurai Mani Iyer, M.D.Ramanathan, GN Balasubramaniam, Alathur Brothers, Chembai Vaidhyanatha Bhagavatar. The respective disciples and associates of these stalwarts shared their experiences and also illustrated the contribution of these great stalwarts in enriching Karnatic music.

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One Day Seminar on ‘Microphones in concerts’ – Dec 1997

As part of its fine arts festival, Mudhra organized a One day seminar on Microphones in concerts. The morning session had a panel discussion on “Does mike make or break a concert?” The noon session had technical discussions about various aspects of the mike by experts.

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One Day Seminar on ‘Talas and Talavadhyas – Jun 1998

The morning session had a Panel Discussion on the topic ‘Role of Percussion in Concerts’. The panelists included N.V.Subramaniam, K.S.Kalidas, T.R.Subramaniam, Vijay Siva, Sowmya & V.Suresh.
Other topics covered were – Making of mridangam: Slide show – Description by T.V.Vasan, K.S.Kalidas &  J.Vaidhyanathan followed by Mridangam Solo in Kanda chapu by J.Vaidyanathan, Making of Ghatam: Slide Show -Description by T.V.Vasan followed by solo in Rupaka Talam by A.S.Shankar,
Making of Kanjira: Slide Show – Description by B.S.Purushotham followed by solo in Misra Chapu Talam, Making of Moharsing : Slide Show – Description by A.S.Krishnan followed by solo in Adi Talam.

Demonstration on Kuraippu, Mohara and Korvai by J.Vaidhyanathan(Mrudangam), B.S.Purushotham(Kanjira), A.S.Krishnan(Moharsing) followed. Talas in Film Music was presented by by B.Balasubramaniam. A very interesting demonstration on Talas across the three classical systems – Carnatic, Hindustani and Western by Sriram Parasuram marked the grand finale.

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One Day Seminar on ‘Tradition and Innovation in Music’ – Dec 1998

One day seminar on “Tradition and Innovation in Music”:

The morning session had a panel discussion by Sriram Parasuram,Dr.Sundar,S.Venkatraman, T.R.Subramanyam, N.V.Subramaniam & Ganesh. The Seminar coordinator was Naresh Purushotham

The afternoon session had Panel discussions. Topics covered were –
Tradition and Innovation in Instruments by Kumaresh & B.Kannan
Types of performances by L.Krishnan & Venkatraman
Concert format by Calcutta Krishnamurthy & Pattabiraman
Sessions on Computer & Carnatic Music by K.Baskaran
CD Rom & Carnatic Music by S.Sowmya

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Panel Discussion ‘Alasal’ – Mar 1999

Alasal – a panel discussion on the present and future trends in drama was presented by eminent personalities like SVeSekhar, TV Varadharajan, Alitalia Rajamani,Kathadi Rammurthy, V.S.Raghavan.

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Lec-dem on ‘What is pallavi?’ – May 1999

1st May 1999 – Pallavi Demonstration :

A lecture demonstration on “What is pallavi ? “ by Calcutta Krishnamurthy followed by concert Kasturi Rangan(Vocal)- S.Varadarajan(Violin)-J.Balaji(Mrudangam)

One Day Seminar on ‘Tukkadas’ – Jun 1999

One Day Seminar on Tukkadas:

Panel Discussion on ” The Success of the concert is assessed by Crowd or Standard”.

The panelists were : T.N.Seshagopalan, Ramachandran, Krishnaswamy, K.S.Kalidas, Ashok Viswanath, Va.Ve.Su, P.Vasanth Kumar. Coordinator- Naresh Purushotham.

Technical session included –

Virutham & Ragamalika by Chathalapathi Balasubramaniam

Padam & Javali :bySashikiran

Tevaram, Thiruppugazh, Divyaprabandam, Kavadichindu, Arutpa –by S.Sowmya
Bhajans & Abang by Dr.Prameela Gurumurthy

Ashtapathi Tarangam Dasar-padas by Dr.Radha Bhaskar

Songs in light and Hindustani based Ragas by Dr.Sunder

Thillana by Students of Sulochana Pattabhiraman

A grand programmme of Ghazal in Tamil was presented by O.S. Arun and lyrics was written by Dr. P.B.Sreenivas

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One Day Seminar on ‘Human in an artist’ – Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai – Dec 1999

Panel Discussion on the topic – Professionalism, the need of the hour for a proficient Artist?

Participants : Naresh Purushotham, Anitha Ratnam, Gnani, G.Chandramouli, Saranathan, K.Srinivasan
Lecture by Dr. Mathrubhootham and Dr.Rangarajan on ” The Psyche of an Artist”
Lecture by T.Srinivasan On ” Team work and personality development”
Concluding lecture on Professionalism by Naresh Purushotham

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Panel Discussion ‘Role of Pallavi in present day Concert’ – Jun 2000

Seminar on Pallavi: 11.6.2000

Panel discussion : ” Role of Pallavi in present day concerts”

Participants : T.R.Subramaniam, Dr.M.B.Vedavalli, S.A.K.Durga, Rajshri Sripathy, Calcutta Jairaj, Varalakshmi Anandakumar.
Coordinator : Radha Bhaskar

Popular Pallavis by Gayathri Girish

Role of accompaniment for Pallavi – a discussion by M.A.Sundaresan & V.Suresh

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One Day Seminar on ‘Media in Music ‘ – Jan 2001

A panel discussion on “Media in Music – a bane or boon” marked the beginning of the seminar.

The participants were Gowri Ramnarayanan, Subasri Thanikachalam, Vijayalakshmi Subramania, Sruti Janaki.

Special sessions followed on the topics – Electronic media by P.V.Krishnamurthy, Retd. Dy. General Doordarshan & Rajesh (Symphony Cassettes)

Print Media by Sujatha Vijayaraghava

Web Media by Gita Jayaraman

Media and Communication by Gnani

Panel Discussion on ‘Janaka Janya Ragas’ – Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai – Jun 2001

Discussion on Janaka Janya ragas

Noted musicians S.Rajam and T.R.Subramaniam made a very informative presentation on the concept of Janaka- janya ragas in karnatic music and explained them in detail with suitable examples. This was held at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai.

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One Day Seminar on ‘Forms of Music’ – Dec 2001

A one day seminar on “Forms of Music” began with a panel discussion on the impact of different forms of music. Chaired by Kunnakudi Vaidhyanatha, other participants were Aruna Sairam, Gnani, OS Arun. Thechnical sessions were presented by L.Krishnan, Dr. Santhakumari, Dr.Pramila Gurumurthy and Dr.PB Srinivos.

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Seminar on ‘Lyrics in compositions’ – 2002

A one day seminar on “Role of Lyrics in compositions” was organized in 2002 at Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan. Panel discussion had eminent speakers like VaVe Su, TR Subramaniam, Kavi Kannan and Dr.Radha Bhaskar participating.

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Seminar on’Fine Arts – its Social & Cultural Impact – Mar 2008

ONE DAY SEMINAR ON FINE ARTS – ITS SOCIAL & CULTURAL IMPACTon 30th March 2008 (Sunday) at Hotel Quality Inn Sabari, Thirumalai Pillai Road, T. Nagar, Chennai – 17. Shri S.Ve.Shekher Inaugurates, PMJF Lion Govindasamy Thangaraj, District Governor Chief Guest, Shri A. Natarajan, Former Director Chennai Doordarshan, Guest of Honour.

Time Venue
10.00 am Inaugural Function
11.00 am Music – its form and relevance to society :
Dr. S.A.K. Durga
Director, Centre for Ethnomusicology
11.30 am Dance – its form and relevance to society : Smt. Meenakshi Chittaranjan,Bharathanatyam Exponent & Founder Director, Kaladiksha
12.00 noon Theatre – its form and relevance to society: Shri. Gnani Noted theatre personality
12.30 pm Media and Fine Arts : Shri. B.R.Kumar Former Deputy Director General,AIR & DD, Prasar Bharathi
2.00 pm Fine Arts in Temples : Dr. M.B. Vedavalli Prof. & Head (Retd.), Dept. of Music, University of Madras
2.20 pm Fine arts in Educational Institutions: Dr. Pakkirisami Bharathi Principal, Tamil Nadu Govt. Music College
2.40 pm Rare fine art forms : Shri. K. Kesavasami Executive Committee member – SNA
3.00 pm Teaching fine arts to children : Dr. R. Kausalya Director, Marabu Foundation
3.20 pm Fine arts in Cultural Institutions : Shri. Mudhra Bhaskar
Secretary, Mudhra
3.40 pm Valedictory fuction

Seminar Co-ordinator : Dr. Radha Bhaskar – Musician & Musicologist

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Press Review

Panel Discussion on ‘Is theoretical knowledge essential for listening to music?’

Panel discussion on “Is theoretical knowledge essential for listening to music? “

This was organized by Mudhra at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan and the participants were Thyagarajan, Jaisree jairaj, Naresh Purushotham, Anand Subramaniam

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