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Speakers

Author & Flautist
Journalist
Interlocutor

Date & Time

Wednesday Wed, 18 Oct 2023

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Set in the 1960s, Pravin Godkhindi’s book, Prahar: The Singing Clock, tells the story of the power of ragas through the fictional story of vocalist Pandit Sharada Prasad Buwa and watch technician Zameer who invent a unique clock that plays ragas according to the time of day. Their journey, filled with love, rivalry, and unexpected twists, leads to a one-of-a-kind singing clock. Celebrating the fusion of music and time, this heartwarming story is one that resonates with simplicity and authenticity.

The event and discussion will also explore the concept of Prahar, the theory that different ragas correspond to different times of the day, in Hindustani Classical music and the healing powers in the ragas. The author will be in conversation with journalist SR Ramakrishna. Their conversation will be interspersed by short performances of the ragas on flute. An audience Q&A will follow.

Speakers

Pravin Godkhindi

Author & Flautist

Coming from a unique family of prominent flautists, Pravin Godkhindi is a composer, vocalist, actor, tabla artist, harmonium player, author and, most notably, a virtuoso of the Bansuri flute. His musical talents extend to Kathak, Bharatanatyam, and contemporary as well as Hindustani Classical music. He has worked and shared stages with SP Balasubramanyam, Zakir Hussain, Louis Banks and Sivamani and has featured alongside musicians such as Yesudas, Hariharan, Anup Jalota, and Shankar Mahadevan.

SR Ramakrishna

Journalist
SR Ramakrishna is a music buff and harmonium player who has accompanied several well-known Hindustani vocalists on stage. He founded India’s first online music magazine, simply called The Music Magazine, and edited it for five years. He has composed music for the theatre, TV and film productions of such renowned directors as Girish Kasaravalli, Girish Karnad, Nagabharana, K M Chaitanya and Umashankar Swamy. He is lately experimenting with vachanas from the 12th century and performing them in a contemporary band setting. He works as associate editor, Deccan Herald.