16 Mar 2013 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Brilliant full concert by master vocalist, S. Kalyanaraman.
SRI.THANJAVUR S.KALYANARAMAN – VOCALSRI.T.N.KRISHNAN –
VIOLINSRI.UMAYALPURAM K.SIVARAMAN – MRIDANGAM SRI.THANJAVUR
S.KALYANARAMAN-LIVECONCERT – YouTube.
27 Feb 2013 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
First of all, thank you for your amazing support! Thanks to a
successful kickstarter campaign, and funding from the East Bay Fund
for Artists and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Bodhidharma
Ensemble (BE) will premiere at Oakland Asian Cultural Center on May
4, 2013. We are honored to have received both the generosity from
8 Nov 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
I’m excited to invite you to the first artist preview of my
new project combining Indian and Chinese classical music,
Bodhidharma Ensemble. It will be held at Oakland Asian Cultural
Center tomorrow, November 8th. We will be presenting two brief
pieces as an extremely early taste of some of the sounds you will
hear in [...]
30 Oct 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Silence is before this Silence is within music Silence is
before music Before Aum, there was Silence This is Silence Silence
is within all Silence is and I Am That.
24 Oct 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Wishing all teachers, Gurus and all of you a Happy
Vijayadasami. The elements of the word Guru (gu and ru) mean to
bring the disciple from darkness to light. In music, I was lucky to
have met my Guru Sri Kadri Gopalnath in 1995 who did this for me. I
began summer gurukula study under [...]
24 Oct 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
How can you explain that there are no others? It makes no
difference what anyone else is doing. Let them all do what they
will do. What does this have to do with you? When you try to
straighten things out, when you try to change other people, when
you try to make other people [...]
22 Oct 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Many are familiar with the book of Ramana Maharshi’s
teachings, Be As You Are. If you have not had a chance to read it
yet, maybe now is a good time. There are several other excellent
books, such as “Talks” and others, but Be As You Are was the first
one I read.
16 Oct 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Here is a beautiful full length concert by K.S.
Gopalakrishnan (the mix with the violin is not the best, but still
more than worth repeated listens). Here is another KSG recording of
the Shri ragam varnam, Sami Ninne. The intensity in the rendition
is palpable. I think that aspect is one of the things I
5 Apr 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Here is an amazing 1 hour video of MDR accompanied by TN
Krishnan and Sivaraman. It’s worth watching several times and
absorbing MDR’s presence and musical sensibility. Enjoy. via SRI M
D RAMANATHAN VOCAL SRI T N KRISHNAN VIOLIN SRI UMAYALPURAM
SIVARAMAN MRIDANGAM – YouTube.
26 Mar 2012 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
There is no you or me, he or she or them. Even the me must be
questioned. The rishis knew this, the saints knew it, the masters
know it. The trees know it. Why don’t we?
5 Oct 2008 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
3 Oct 2008 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Wow, that's a mouthful. Its a long title, but it was the
easiest way to convey what this new show would be about. Yes, I
actually decided to start a "podcast." Its basically like a radio
show that is online. I decided to refer to it as a "set," because I
hope that there will be a good dose of music in the show itself as
well -- kind of like going to a concert.
You can subscribe to the show here:
You can also check on updates at
The show should be on itunes shortly, if it is not there
already. The first episode briefly discusses why I decided to start
the show and is followed by a clip of Bhairavi ragam on the
saxophone. I actually had entertained the idea a couple years ago,
but finally decided to take the plunge now for a few reasons. I
will give more details soon.
Without further ado, hit the link to listen to the show (or
right-click to download).
21 Sep 2008 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
I have finally done it. At long last. I actually brought my
recorder with me and recorded last Friday's VidyA concert that took
place at the Red Poppy Art House as part of YBCA (Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts) Bay Area Now series. The recorder was actually
placed behind us, because there was no other place to put it, but
you can still hear everything pretty well.
I felt the concert went quite well musically and I think its
mainly a result of trying to keep the songs fresh every time and
take chances with the compositions.
I decided to make a part of it available online for you to
download and enjoy. This is the first part of the 2nd set. A new
ragamalika (multiple raga) exploration that segways into Kauveri,
which happens to be another song with multiple ragas. Click the
link below to download (right-click to save it).
Nine / Kauveri (VidyA live 9/19/08)
19 Sep 2008 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Just a quick reminder -- a couple great VidyA concerts coming
Friday, September 19, 2008. 8pm.
VidyA at Yerba Buena Bay Area Now series. San Francisco, CA.
Located at 2698 Folsom St at the Red Poppy Art House (23rd
Friday, September 26, 08 - VidyA at Hillside Club. Berkeley,
CA. This is a beautiful venue in the East Bay. If you haven't been,
make sure to come! This will feature Eric Vogler as a guest on
2286 Cedar Street
Info: (510) 845-1350
Here are some pictures to leave you with.
6 Sep 2008 · From blog.prasantmusic.com/ ·
Remember the other interview I hadn't seen yet? Well, the
person who interviewed me, Vanipriya, just sent me a copy of the
Interview with "The Score"
music magazine August
Vanipriya, as it turns out, studies Carnatic music with
violinist Delhi P. Sunderrajan, a great violinist who played with
me on my
The interview was for a new magazine in India called "The
Score." When I saw the magazine, I was pretty amazed because I had
never seen a magazine cover such a wide range of genres. It had
everything from Alicia Keys, to Chennai indie rock bands, to
Carnatic music and everything in between.
Picture L-R: Trichur Narendran, V. Suresh, Prasant,
The article briefly covers the concert I did in Chennai at
Sri Muthu Venkata Subba Rao Hall and then
has some quick Q & A. If you didn't catch reviews
and other stuff on that concert,
see this post
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