Ragam: Suddha Seemanthini
Talam: Misra Capu
Carnatic Music is one of the most aesthetic and beautiful musical forms in the world. A pleasant atmosphere is created where the music is honest, natural and from the heart. For both the listener and the performer, the atmosphere in which we share this music is as much an experience as the music itself. It has the ability to sometimes even enhance the experience and spur creative impulses. Kutcheri is an experiment to present the collective expression of a group of artistes coming together and presenting music that is vibrant, in a setting that is vivid and bright with colours and light. This project is to show that a little work can go a long way in creating a portrait that isn't often seen or listening to music in a way that isn't often experienced.
Rithvik Raja is one of the leading young faces of Carnatic Music today. His music is fresh, youthful and vibrant with a natural flair. With a uniquely endowed voice, his straight forward approach and sincerity reflect in his performances which are showcased with faithful and bhava laden rendering of Kirtanas punctuated with abundant Manodharma. His profound understanding of the deep aesthetics with a thoughtful and original approach helps him bring out music that delights the common audience and the connoisseurs. He is one of the most sought after musicians in his generation today and has performed in all the leading venues across the country. He contributes to the world of arts in many ways. He works closely with a number of organizations and works hard to create awareness for the arts and help the youth of the country understand the underlying link between the arts and our own cultural traditions. This album features a unique concert experience that showcases the collective artistic impulses of the musicians in a setting that is in sync with the music.