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Day 4 Concert Postponed

Rain has shattered our plans on the final day.

All of us were eagerly waiting and were all set for the 4th day’s Carnatic Concert by Shri Pandalam Balan. But unfortunately rain has interrupted and we were unable to start with the concert in front of the campus.

We deeply regret for the inconvenience caused to those who came person and those who were planning to watch the concert live on our facebook page.

Kindly note that the concert has actually been postponed and new date will be announced later.

Day 3 Flute Concert by Sreeram

Why the academy is organizing events like SEA Navrathri Music Festival and SEA Music Band Festival?
Do you know what is the objective behind it?

The answer is quite simple, promote fine arts / contemporary art forms and empower younger generation through music.

These festivals are being conducted with an objective of promoting fine arts in the country and also preserving this rich traditional performing arts, by giving a platform to young budding artistes as well as maestros in the field. The academy also envisions to empower aspiring students in the field of Sound Engineering to enjoy good music and help them to develop a strong career in the field of art and music.

Infact these type of music festivals is a learning process for the students helping them in gaining more knowledge from real life situations.

Today is the 3rd day of SEA Navrathri Music Festival and we are quite privileged to have Mr. Sreeram on the stage and happy to announce that our above said objective is getting fulfilled as the years pass-by with more and more SEA Certified Sound Engineers becoming professional musicians.

Flute Concert by Sreeram and team. Due to unexpected rains we had to shift our venue indoors.

It is prerogative to the Academy that Sreeram is an SEA Certified Sound Engineer who passed out of the academy during the first quarter of this decade and now became a professional flautist. It is an undeniable fact that Sreeram is a gem among those flautists who are there from the younger generation.

During today’s performance Sreeram has captured the hearts of the audience with emotive melodies, exquisitely improvised rhythms and stirring beauty. His flute songs performed today had soared over tabla drums and taken those assembled in the academy on a dynamic and deeply moving journey of sound.

The flautist was accompanied by Jayadevan Vasudevan on Mridangam (another SEA Alumni who passed out of the academy in 2016-2017 batch), Tinu on Keyboard and supported by Arun on Tabla.

After the performance CEO has pointed out that he was impressed with the tonal quality of the instruments being played by Sreeram and appreciated the flautist in keeping high standards in providing 100% entertainment for the audience.

Tomorrow is the final day of this year SEA Navrathri Music Festival and on the stage will be the renowned playback singer Pandalam Balan.

As CEO has stated during his speech, the only honor we can give to an artist is to take your seats on time before the performance starts and urged the students to provide a feedback on the 4 day festival and share what they have learned.

For those who are unable to watch the festival by coming to the academy can watch it live every day on our official facebook page

Day 2 Gazhal Concert by Padmakumar

People living around SEA Campus, Students and Staff of the accademy has blissful mornings with live music performance for the past couple of days and it will continue for another 2 days.

Yesterday it was Sounder Raj on Veena and today Shri Padmakumar has entertained the audience with his Gazhal performance.

Music connoisseurs were treated to a captivating live Gazhal Concert featuring Padmakumar acccompanied by his 2 sons Dev Anand SP (Vocal & Guitat) & Adithya SP (Vocal & Keyboard) and Harilal Mudakkal (Tabla) leaving the audience mesmerised.

Gazhals concerts are not a part of people’s life in Trivandrm and padmakumar has pointed out the same during his speech after his performance. He told that he is getting more venues outside trivandrum and thanked the CEO of Sound Engineering Academy in providing an opportunity. AR Vishnu, the CEO of SEA has introduced the Gazhal team members to the audience said that Padmakumar is a singer who sings from his soul rather than from mind and taken time to greet the team on todays performance and conveyed his wishes to acheive more heights in the the field of Gazhal Music.

The second day’s performance has entertained all those who were assembled there and the featured songs were from a range of ragas with pure Gazhal songs and those evergreen Malayalam and Tamil melodies which were composed in Hindustani style.

Day 1 Veena Recital by V Sounder Raj

This year’s SEA Navrathri Music Festival has begun in the Academy with grand veena recital by V Sounder Raj at around 7:45 AM. The performance lasted for an hour and 15 mins. The Veena maestro was accompanied by percussionists Jayadevan Vadudevan Adoor (SEA Alumni 2016 – 2017 Batch) on Mridangam and R. Kalesh on Khadam.

V Sounder Raj has been giving full-fledged Veena concerts for years and those associated with the academy has got an opportunity to watch his performance live.

The performance has started off with the song Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham and recited several notes strictly adhering to Indian classical ragas and ended with playing some famous movie songs from Tamil and Malayalam.

With today’s performance V Sounder Raj has showcased that he is a great exponent of playing the swara prastharas with clarity and precision, his rendition in soothing and bhavapoorna.

After the performance the students and other assembled in the campus has given a standing ovation for V Sounder Raj and the team.

We at the academy wishes all success for V Sounder Raj as a musician.

About SEA Navrathri Music Festival 2017

4 days of aural treat for lovers of Indian Classical Music.

Connoisseurs of classical music, get ready to be charmed at the SEA Navrathri Music Festival of 2017 being celebrated for 4 days from 25th to 28th of September 2017 (7:45 AM to 9 AM), offering a surreal experience for music lovers with the performances of those have rendered invaluable service to the world of music in their own way.

Since ages, the city of Trivandrum transforms itself to be an abode of South Indian Classical Music during Navrathri festival season with Navrathri Music Festival at the Navarathri Mandapam located near to Padmnabha Swamy Temple. Navrathri Mandapam is a place where the maestros of Indian Classical music performs during the Nine day festival.

Being located in close proximity to the Navrathri Mandapam in Trivandrum and as an academy which is offering courses pertaining to sound engineering, we can’t refrain ourselves from celebrating the Navrathri Festival which has got immense promience for music.

Every year academy celebrates Navrathri Music Festival at the campus by brining in the legends of Indian Classical Music and providing an opportunity for the students as well as the public to enjoy differnt versions of pure Indian Classsical Music.

The time of the year has come again for the academy when SEA Campus resonates with the brilliant notes by music maestros.

This year academy is celebrating for 4 days where one can enjoy various types of musical performces including Veena & Flute Concerts, Gazhal and Caranatic Concert by those legendary musicians.

The 4 days musical fiesta includes performances by Sri V Sounder Raj (Veena Concert) on 25th, Sri Padmakumar (Ghazal Concert) on 26th, Sreeram (Flute Concert) on 27th and Carnatic Concert By Sri Pandalam Balan on the final day ie on 28th of September.

It is truly an out-of-this-world experience to enjoy the performance of above mentioned musicians live rather than hearing them via any digital media.

Sound Engineering Academy invites all music aficionados and enthusiasts of classical music to experience some of the best works in the field of music.

Come and catapult yourself to exalted spheres of Indian classical music.

Projects / Activities

The most prestigious music festival of the town, SEA Music Band Festival is just days away and we are excited to share these facts about the festival.

Conducted by SEA Students
Yes it is a fact that, the festival is being conducted by the students of Sound Engineering Academy with support from academy staff and SEA Pro. The students of the academy is actively involved from the initial planning to the final performance of the bands. This year 60 students of our 1 year diploma course has been divided into separate batches and assigned them with specific job related to sound system design and audio setup of the festival. Like every other year this inturn is a learning process of the students to experience what they have learned during the past 1 year by conducting a public event.

No Band Repeated
Some things, however, never change. Namely, the consistent solid lineups of up-and-coming music bands for the festival.
Every year we are choosing different bands and giving opportunity for upcoming as well as established bands to make their mark in the music industry. This year we have associated with those bands who hasn’t performed in the previous editions of the festival making the the whole event unique.

Back on the same venue, Bharath Bhavan
Bharath Bhavan, Thycaud has hosted the festival since its debut in 2014 and this year proves no different. The outdoor entertainment venue is located in a place where there is easy access from all parts of the city and a couple of mins drive from SEA Campus.

Variety of Genre
As always there will be top-level talent on stage.
This year also we are trying our level best to provide unique experience for the music lovers in Trivandrum by bringing in variety interms of music genre. Every year we are choosing those music bands which are performing different Genres of music. On one particular day if an band is performing alternative rock then the other day it will be another genre and another band playing same genre will not be in the list of performers during the festival.

5 Day Long Festival
This years music band festival will kick off at 7 PM on Tuesday, Aug. 15, with 5 music bands boasting free entertainment that will fit everyone’s liking.
Last year we have rocked the city for 4 days and this year we have added 1 day extra. It is been noticed that many music festivals which are being conducted in india will not continue for more than 1 day and many bands will be performing on a single which can create arrogance among the music lovers. SMBF is quite different and one of its kind in such a way that the festival is being organised for 5 days and bands will be performing during every evening from around 7 PM onwards.

No Tickets, No Ads, No Hassle
Will be you be able to attend a music band festival in the city which is performed by renowned bands without spending a penny? In fact you will have to spend at least Rs.250 per head to attend a music band festival like this moreover there will be event sponsors who are there to promote their products or services during the fest. SMBF is being organized as an ad-free public event and all music lovers in the city are invited. The festival takes place during August 15-19 and, like always, is free and open to all ages.

Yearly Performance, 4th Consecutive year
Find Your Way Back to Bharath Bhavan, Thycaud, Trivandrum for SEA Music Band Festival 2017.
If it is second week of August then it is time for the music lovers of trivandrum to enjoy mind-blowing live music performance. Sound Engineering Academy is the only exclusive audio engineering institute in India which conducts a public event like SMBF on an yearly basis and not part of any public festivals like christmas or new year celebrations. This is the 4th year the academy is conducting a live band music performance in associated with SEA Pro and for the past 3 years there was huge turnout of music lovers in the venue to enjoy it live.

What makes this year’s festival different?
The high light of this year’s SEA Music Band Festival is performance of SEA Music Band. For the past several years the academy is nurturing a vision to form a SEA Music Band in which the members of the band will be SEA Students and this year our students have that vision into reality. Since the start of the senior diploma students batch in August 2016, a music club has been active in the academy and there was monthly in-campus performance by the members. On the final day of SEA Music Band Festival 2017 there will performance by SEA Band. All the best students.