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.
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 http://www.facebook.com/seaindia.in
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.