‘Rise’, by A Carnatic Quartet, is a lockdown production that has been created as a reflection of the human spirit, especially in these last months.
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The artistes of the Quartet, speak to you, before each piece, sharing why they’ve chosen to present that particular piece and how it connects with their personal lockdown experiences. Alongside these songs, feature quotes from several world philosophies, that explore these connections further. Each quote has also been given an original visual interpretation, by ace illustrator, musician and artiste Susha.
‘Rise’ is a 1 hr 15 min, Classical music production, that has been planned and executed from start to finish remotely. All of the music that you will listen to and all of the visuals that you will watch in this product, have been independently recorded and shot by each of the artistes in their own homes, with whatever equipment they have had access to, under complete lockdown, and then been woven together digitally to present this unique multimedia production.
A Carnatic Quartet, featuring: Shreya Devnath (Violin), Mylai M Karthikeyan (Nagaswaram), Praveen Sparsh (Mridangam) and two Thavil artistes alternatively, Adyar G Silambarasan and Gummudipoondi R Jeevanandham
Sound Design and Co-curation: Praveen Sparsh
Editing, Concept, and Curation: Shreya Devnath
Commissioned by: Dhvani India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio, USA