(In Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy Auditorium)
Our Music Appreciation Course concluded successfully on the 6th of November 2012.
The first day (3rd of November 2012) started with Vinita Gupta’s lecture cum demonstration on the various basic aspects of Hindustani music – sound,naad, shruti, rhythm ,taal, thaats and evolution of ragas; the basics of raga development, alaap, anibadh and nibadh gaan.
Day two(4th of November 2012) featured Dr. Nivedita Singh’s lecture-demonstration on the different forms of Hindustani vocal music (classical and semi-classical). She gave an introduction to the development of the raga(vistaar)during its presentation in Khayal gayan. Kanika Mankotia accompanied her on the tanpura.
Day three(5th of November 2012) featured Dr. Alankar Singh giving an insight into the the depiction of different moods through various compositions in khayal gayan and how the various talas help to enhance the depiction of the essence of the lyrics of a composition bringing out the appropriate ‘Bhav’.
Sh. N.Khosla (President INT), concluded with a brief insight into what the correct perspective of the listeners should be, as being an integral part of the concert, how they can help make their listening experience more enjoyable; the ‘gun’ and ‘avgun’ of musicians; and what to look for in a concert. Gautam Dhar accompanied the speakers on the tabla on all three days.
Day four(6th of November 2012) featured a concluding session by Dr.Deepti Omcherry Bhalla on a comparative discussion cum performance on the two major styles of Indian classical music – Karnatak and Hindustani North Indian vocal music. She was accompanied by N.Padmanabhan on the mrindangam and Gautam Dhar on the table. Kum. Sarika gave her some vocal accompaniment in Hindustani music.
All the four sessions focussed more on vocal music. The course was fairly well attended and the course members went home asking for more!
- Day 1: Nov 3, 2012 Photographs
- Day 2: Nov 4, 2012 Photographs
- Day 3: Nov 5, 2012 Photographs
- Day 4: Nov 6, 2012 Comments
- Day 4: Nov 6, 2012 Photographs