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Thursday, February 28, 2008

My preferred Video link!!!

A great video link i got thru my athai. Yes!! its my mother singing sitting next to Maestro Illayaraja sir!! I understand i was around a year or two!! Priceless indeed! Never dreamt of seeeing this!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A concert presented on the 23rd Feb'08

It came out to be one of the interesting concerts i performed with audience's reaction was that of a sabha concert. We had two newcomers in the team - Mr Manian on Kanjeera & Konnakol (he is appointed in my school as special coach for Konnakol by our Chairman Mrs YGP) and my name sake Sathya anna (brother of Hariharasubramaniam anna who plays ghatam) who played both Ghatam and Morsing apart from Kandadevi Vijayaraghavan uncle on the Violin and Thillaisthanam Suriyanarayanan uncle on the Mrudhangam. Sri Avvai Natarajan, a great Tamil Scholar was there and blessed me on the mike and also had oppurtunity to meet former TN Minister and presently Chairman of many Educational institutions Sri Jagadraksagan.
A play i attended of my friend - Pranav on the 22nd Feb'08

I was fortunate to have been there for Pranav's play (appa's friend Diwakar uncle son and a good friend of mine) and it was indeed good. What a remarkable commitment shown by Pranav! He was just so casual and was looking as if he has done play stage plays before this!. The other girl who acted in the lead role also was excellent and the award for best actor / actress should go to these two for sure!! I am all praise for Pranav's ability to have absorbed so much of dialogues and in few scenes it was very lengthy too. We enjoyed the play all throughout.Given time and encouragement Pranav's interest will surely be on the upswing and we can look forward to ahve a great theatre artist and may be a great Hero in the near future for our big screens too!!

I shall upload few photos later.
Sai anna, friend of my chitthappa asked us to come to his office for a project and i went to Tenth Planet Technologies where i presented a short concert for about an hour. The entire people there about 60 of them enjoyed my presentation form their CEO Mr Kumaran Mani. I was happy to have visited such a huge office premises and god willing, hope to do some projects with them in near future
An oppurtunity to see the Governor - 21st Feb'08

I was chosen as one of the 30 odd students to give Guard of Honour for His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu Sri Surjeeth Singh Burnala on the 21st Feb'08 for the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of our School at the Kamaraj Hall. Here are few pictures just before he came in, with my master guiding us to stand in position, just when the Governor came in, just walking near me, The guard seeing my amma taking photos with alert and me with the traditional clad welcome team of our school.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Private concert on the 17th Feb'08

It was another good concert with a new team of Violin - Villivakkam Raghuram uncle, Nadhaswaram - Balasubramaniam anna, Tabla - Murali and Thavil - Sowrirajan uncle with whom i presented this private concert. It came out well but in the recording the Nadaswaram portion has not come not all, may be the audio out for that to the headphone jack was not on. Need to check this from now on. Actually it came out well but well all these happens! Same type of thing happened in Thirupoonthurthi also with no other tracks were on!! Interesting thing was that the bride's sister from Dubai danced after my concert and it was very good also.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

After the trip from Thirupoonthurthi the first private concert which was originally scheduled for a carnatic type, changed a mixed set up and we decided to present a carnatic krithi followed by the same ragam based film composition on the 16th Feb'08. It came out well and the team of Karaikal Venkatasubramaniam anna (Violin), Rajagopal uncle (Tabla), Suri uncle (Bass guitar), Sriram anna (Rhythm Pad), Hariharasubramaniam anna (Ghatam) Kumbakonam Swaminathan anna (Mrudhangam) with Sangeetha Raja anna on the PA system from Karthick audio were happy to have presented a good concert. The fact was not many acknowledged after the songs were performed but it did come after the concert was over and while we were going for the dinner.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A great trip to Thirupoonthurthi - 13th Feb'08

It was indeed one of my best outstation concert tours as i had allround satisfaction. Yes interms of concert presentation, train journey, bathing at the Cauvery river for almost 3 hrs and playing catching game with a soft ball in the waters. It was also a great experience to perform in fornt of a great composer's Jeeva Samashi of Sri Narayanan Theerthar and i sincerely thank Sri Thirupoonthurthi Venkatesan uncle and the committee for giving me an excellent oppurtunity. Sivakumar uncle (violin artist) Ananthakrishnan uncel(mrudhangam artist) and Sankar anna (Kanjeera artist) were so friendly i felt i have been with them for a long time. Looking forward to many commitments coming true from Swathi akka, who is Venkatesan uncle's grand daughter and we called her the Sposnor!! She also sang very well and is learning from her grand father and Chengalpet Ranganathan sir. You can view few video clipping in the link

Monday, February 11, 2008

First time in Mysore for presenting a concert - Ganabharathi on 10th Feb'08

I was happy to have presented this concert in a different format like a thematic concert with alternate number on the compositions of Sri Purandharadhasa and Sri Thyagaraja. Thanks to Aaha Fm which relayed the krithi Rageethandheero sung by Smt Aruna Sairam, which was recorded by my father, i listened took notes on watching India win over Australia on TV in the hotel room and was happy when it came out well in the concert. I am sure i can do better presentation than this after few times. But i was happy at the level it came out. Ramanujam uncle was at his best on the Mrudhangam and so was Ramesh uncle. Rajesh anna was good and we all enjoyed the concert very much. A good trip after which i have written by exam also well!! (yes i am saying the truth only). Thanks to Dr Krishnakanth uncle and Iyengar uncle for giving me a lovely oppurtunity. I loved the photos above and hope every one will like it too!!

Here is the link of the audio tracks

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A concert in which a Muthu Malai was presented - 9th feb'08

The day started off with a pancharathna krithi performance at Padma Sarangapani Cultural academy and ended with a good concert for a private function in Chennai. Today with Rajeev anna on violin, Thillaistahanam Suriyanarayanan uncle on Mrudhangam, Nanganallur Swaminathan anna on Ghatam and Venkatramanan anna on the Kanjeera, the concert went very well and had a great satisfaction also. I was blessed with a old patti coming and presenting a Muthu Malai [Pearl chain] and i was totally moved on her gesture. I pray almighty to give me all strength to live up to all the expectations.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Yesterday's concert with heArtbeat was a great experience as i had to perform few new items which actually i learnt the same morning only. It was also for a sabha, Nanganallur Sri Thyagaraja Swami Sangeetha Sabha for their 18th year celebration. I am happy it came out well. Here is the audio link and if you have time pls listen and forward your comments. Thanks to Sri Video Raman uncle for teh excellent photos sent to me.

Thanks to the team of heArtbeat!

Monday, February 04, 2008

It was for a private function i was performing in heArtbeat ensemble unit of Dr Ghatam Karthick uncle along with my mama Embar S Kannan. It went very well with Karthick uncle, Poongulam uncle, Sowri uncle, Sankar anna and my mama were encouraging me. I enjoyed performing with this team and look forward to get more oppurtunities. Good photos taken this time by my father

You can see few video clippings of this performance below:

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Entering in to the Teens. My birthday - 1st February

I had a great day on the 1st Feb with lots of wishes over phone and email messages pouring in greeting me & welcoming me in to the teens. I take this oppurtunity to thank one and all for the wishes. I had a good day at the school and had a quiet satisfying party time with my kannan uncle, grandparents (appa's parents as my other thatha was out of station) Athai and her son my dear brother Vikram Sarathy, well wisher - Sarathy uncle and Murali uncle. We all had met at Mylapore Saravana Bhavan and had informal dinner. I missed my chithi, chippa and their sons who were busy packing to proceed to Bangalore the next day. I got many gifts and most important was the oppurtunity to perform with my uncle in heArtbeat on teh 2nd Feb'08, my first concert in the teens!!
The 2nd trip to Hyderabad in Jan'08

This was indeed a trip i was looking forward to as i had planned to visit "Charminar". I was happy we had a good concert on the 29th Jan and was invited for lunch with the team by a 86 year old young man Sri Royallu, who is the son of a Gyanapetta Awardee,. He is a great writer i understand and he showed most of his works also as books. It was a great honour to have been to his house and take the blessings of his wife also. He is also doing research on Sama Veda and he is a citizen of US having home at LA. We presented a chamber concert in their house and he interviewed me for writing it in his forthcoming book. Before going to his house i went to Chanrminar with Suri uncle and appa and also visited the famous Masjid. There i had pleasant time spent with lots of Kabuthars for who i gave kana also. In the evening i was surprised to see my appa's friend Ramesh uncle's mother with two packets of lovely Karachi biscuits and i really was moved with this gesture of them.