It’s an try to current Andal’s Thiruppavai pasurams by way of a easy and modern rendition. Not simply the music, the college has additionally collaborated with artist Keshav who has given an illustration to every pasuram.
“We wished to re-present the compositions for 2 causes. Firstly, the Tamil phrases used within the songs are stunning and we don’t even use sure phrases right now. For eg, the generally used Tamil phrase for mirror is kannadi. However there’s one other phrase known as Thattoli. Thattu means plate and oli refers to gentle; so, the thattu that displays gentle is a mirror. Secondly, we didn’t need to have a closely Carnatic strategy to the music sequence. We wished to make the music sequence extra modern and attain a wider viewers. We additionally wished the youthful viewers to take heed to the music and be taught Thiruppavai,” Divakar Subramaniam from SIFM tells DT Subsequent.
Just a few college students from SIFM have collaborated with unbiased singers to convey out the Margazhi Undertaking. “Pasurams are introduced by each skilled and aspiring musicians from numerous musical backgrounds. The target is to current these nice works of Andal to newer audiences utilizing a recent soundscape while adopting a minimalist strategy to music association. Lately, we have now a whole lot of energetic music, however what’s uncommon is gentleness in music. And we don’t discover it fairly often. We have now used a delicate strategy on this music sequence. We have now tried a couple of non-conventional devices to report the songs — saxophone is the melodic lead instrument, then we have now nadaswaram, guitar, acoustic guitar and grasp drum (a Swiss instrument that seems like a bell), and a percussion instrument kanjira. Whereas we’re conscious that every pasuram is carried out in numerous ragams, the music additionally differs in genres. The usage of saxophone and guitar brings a recent really feel to the music. It’s straightforward on the listener and a few numbers are even peppy,” he explains.
The staff wished to make it as a music video however later, determined to current the sequence otherwise. “Artist Keshav has given a sequence of drawings depicting all 30 Thiruppavai compositions. Not having a video additionally brings the listener’s consideration proper to the music,” Divakar quips.