Bangalore International Centre had arranged a Carnatic Music appreciation titled “SangeethaAnubhava” – Experience the Glimpse of Carnatic Music – by Vid. VaniSateesh onSunday 8th December, 2013 at 6:00pm at its auditorium. Accompaniment in Violin was provided by her husband, Vid. Mysore Sateeshand in Mridangam by Vid. RanjaniVenkatesh. Admirable support in Tanpura was provided by Master Shyama Krishna Sateesh, the son of Vid. VaniSateesh.
After an hour of captivating vocal recital, Vanitalked about how to understand and appreciate Carnatic music. She also explained about how it is taught, practiced,performed and about the expectations of audience when they listen to Carnatic music. Explaining the differences between Hindustani and Carnatic Music, Vani pointed out that in Hindustani music there are not as many ragas as in Carnatic music. She stated that Carnatic Music as it is known today, had its beginning withShriPurandaraDasa. Prior to that music was there but more in the nature of Bhajanas in the society.
To a query from the audience, she stressed that music has no geographical division.Its language is universal but one must have basic knowledge of the language itself to understand and appreciate its depth and nuances. In the ultimate analysis, it must be pleasing to the ear and touch the heart.
Theconcertand the talk made the evening a memorable one for all those who attended the event.