National Conference on Music Appreciation – Infosys Hall, Chennai – Mar 2014

PADDHATI – National Conference on Music Appreciation
Music takes different dimensions, hues and colours. As a performing art, it has acquired so many formats to suit the taste and interest of people and each musical genre has given way to the emergence of various formats as their sub-types.
Paddhati – a national conference on music appreciation on 1st, 2nd and 3rd March 2014 at Infosys Hall, T.Nagar and prominent scholars and artists participating in it. It has showcase the different concert formats which have evolved in recent times, so that the audience can understand them distinctly and also enjoy them better. About 100 years back, classical music mostly had a single format of presentation, usually starting with the varnam and concluding with a tillana, covering a gamut of compositions as well as the ragam-tanam-pallavi. This was regarded as a well-balanced presentation of kalpita and kalpana sangitam and would go on for as long as five hours. With the fast paced life taking its toll, the duration of concerts have got diminished and with the audience wanting a variety fare, different formats in presentation have emerged and evolved.
Paddhati focus on different concert formats in the contemporary scenario where eminent speakers and artists talk on different formats and do presentations for the benefit of music lovers.

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