The web site options video recordings of the compositions of the maestro, together with the notations
The Indian Music Expertise (IME) Museum in Bengaluru, in affiliation with the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Belief, launched an on-line archive of violinist virtuoso Tirumakudalu Chowdiah (also called Mysore T Chowdiah) on September 5.
The web site options video recordings of the compositions of the maestro, together with the notations. His biography, uncommon images, articles and blogs on his life are additionally a part of the archives.
This archive is supported by Shankar Mahadevan Academy’s ‘Archive to Alive’ mission, which goals to spotlight the hidden gems of Indian classical music. The mission is a brainchild of Carnatic vocalist and IME’s director Manasi Prasad. The web site is curated by the IME.
Final February, Manasi was invited to current a live performance on Chowdiah on the live performance corridor in Bengaluru named after the musician. “I realised the compositions weren’t accessible on the web. My mom, who was taught by Chowdiah’s pupil, didn’t know all his compositions both.”
“I feel composers, who’re additionally vocalists, are extra in style as a result of they sing their compositions. And, as a result of Chowdiah was an instrumentalist, not many knew him as a composer.”
With the assist of Chowdiah Corridor and different musicians, Manasi sourced, recorded and uploaded 17 of his 50 compositions and their notations in an internet site. This work took a couple of 12 months and a half. The remainder of his compositions are anticipated to be uploaded quickly. Manasi rendered seven of the 17 compositions which are accessible within the website; singer Ranjani Vasuki and vocalist duo Bangalore Brothers recorded 5 compositions every. As many of the accessible notations have been in Kannada, she requested a musician from IME to translate them to English to make them accessible to extra folks.
Manasi additionally learnt extra about Chowdiah whereas researching for this mission. “He was a extremely revered musician in Chennai as properly. The Madras Music Academy offered him the Sangeetha Kalanidhi award. He even invited MS Subbalakshmi, in her childhood, to Mysore to encourage her expertise.”
To popularize Chowdiah’s works, a web based competitors of his compositions shall be held from October 25, whereby the winners would get an opportunity to work together with Shankar Mahadevan in a web based session. They might additionally get a chance to carry out on-line for the IME’s public program sequence.
You possibly can entry Chowdiah’s compositions, biography and different data at www.chowdiah.com