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Sound Design for Swacch Rail – Swacch Bharath Musical Outreach by SEA

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Railway Week is a week long celebration organized by all divisions of Indian Railway. It is being observed to commemorate the first ever train run in the country between Bombay and Thane.

Thinking out of the box, apart from other celebrations, this year the railways have organized a music band show in stations which comes under Trivandrum division.

The event has been named as Swacch Rail – Swacch Bharath Musical Outreach to be conducted from April 11th to 16th wherein the railway users can enjoy a live band show in the platform itself.

Karnatrix band was invited to perform at all the stations.

About Karnatrix Band

John Anthony’s kARNATRiix is a soul-soothing culmination of experiments with different styles and sounds, much like a new colour produced by the skillful combination of various hues and shades. It has elements of jazz, blues, rock, trance, funk, and classical music in perfect harmony with the Carnatic kritis of Saint Thyagaraja.

The artists who performed in the event included :
Johny Anthony (Guitar), DJ Rahul (Flute, Percussion and Vocal), Jyothi Krishna (Vocal).

Special Guest Artists
Jesudasan Rajasekaran (vocal), Bryan Jacob Daniel (Drums)

The performance was organized in such a way that 4 performances will be conducted on April 12th in Trivandrum Central, Alappuzha, Alwaye, Ernakulam Junction.

On 13th the band will be performing in Trichur, Kottayam and Quilon.

A grand finale of this Historical Locomotive Tour will be held in Trivandrum Central on 15th where public will be able to enjoy the session.

How we are engaged in with show?
As already mentioned the performance is taking place outdoors (in the platform of railway stations), special attention has to be given to sound design. We Sound Engineering Academy has got the opportunity to do the sound design for the events and our sister concern SEA Pro Audio for the Supply of Equipments and its Installation.

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What was more challenging for us is that, all band members along with the equipment and sound crew will be traveling in trains to reach various locations in Kerala and we can’t make the trains delay for shifting from one location to another.

Unique event in the history of Indian Railways

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This is the first time in the history that Indian Railways is organizing an event like this which is branded as Historical Locomotive Tour. The music band members has organized a live Painting Performance in association with the artist Pavisankar and the band has distributed saplings to all stations where they have performed.

This musical band tour has got extensive reach and lot of appreciation from the public as well as from the railway officials.

In the News

A historical rail music tour! – Deccan Chronicle

Singing for travellers, by the platform – The Hindu

 

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