Artists N Muralikrishnan (Keyboard), Shruthi Rajasekar (Tambura), Kiranavali Vidyasankar (Voice & Chitravina), V V S Murari (Violin), and Nirmala Rajasekar (Vina) during rehearsals for Tradition – An Evolving Continuum. Photo by Nan Melville.
Tradition – An Evolving Continuum is a pioneering effort to bring together prominent Carnatic musicians residing in the United States to form a unique vocal-instrumental ensemble, highlighting the rich history of Carnatic music and its continued evolution. Musicians from traditional lineages join the second generation of Indians to blend age-old instruments—such as the chitravina, vina, mridangam, ghatam, and kanjira—with those adapted from the West, such as violin, saxophone, and electronic keyboard.
The artists include:
Vinod Seetharaman (Collaboration & mrdangam)
V V S Murari (violin)
Nirmala Rajasekhar (vina)
Prasant Radhakrishnan (saxophone)
N. Muralikrishnan (electronic keyboard)
Ravi Balasubramanian (ghatam)
Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (rhythmic solfage and kanjira)