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#176 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by ram » 23 Nov 2015, 18:11

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We are celebrating the 80th birthday of our guru Umayalpuram Dr. K. Sivaraman sir on 5th December 2015 at the Music Academy, Chennai. A plethora of contemporary stars from the performing arts field gather to perform and celebrate this momentous occasion and pay tribute to the living legend.

Details of the day long event are available at http://www.umayalpuram80.com/

Please "like" the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uks80/ for regular updates
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#177 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 23 Nov 2015, 18:49

Ram and many well wishers who are organizing this event,
IT is just wonderful for you all to honor the finest artist who has made CM special because of his mrudhu angam. Thank you also in having this day on saturday, 5th Dec, many inclusive of me also have a chance.
The website is great too.
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#178 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 11 Dec 2015, 08:37

UKS Says - Sadly they do not get a chance to showcase their talent as the duration of concerts has shrunk. It is like asking these youngsters, who are capable of running a marathon, to run around the Nageswara Rao Park.
Lovely q and a http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 970401.ece
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#179 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by sraja » 16 Dec 2015, 06:19

The maestro turns 80 tomorrow. May he continue to be in great health and may those magical figures continue to produce the amazing speed, clarity and the most extraordinary naadham heard on the mridangam!!
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#180 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by ram » 13 Jan 2016, 23:19

We are celebrating the 80th birthday of our guru Umayalpuram Dr. K. Sivaraman sir on 26th January 2016 at the Music Academy, Chennai. The e-invite is available at http://www.umayalpuram80.com/wp-content ... tation.pdf

More details on the event web site http://www.umayalpuram80.com/
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#181 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 15 Jan 2016, 12:26

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#182 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by ram » 25 Jan 2016, 23:57

Gentle reminder for tomorrow's event at the Music Academy. All are welcome to attend!

Here is the program for tomorrow:

09:30AM to 10:00AM: Mangala Isai - Shri Seshampatti Sivalingam & party

10:05AM to 10:35AM: Guru vandanam by senior disciples - Moras and Korvais of Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman

10:45AM to 11:15AM: Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman with legends - Audio visual show by Shri S.B. Khaanthan

11:20AM to 11:50AM: Science of mrudangam - Presentation by Dr. T. Ramasami, Former secretary, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Chennai; Dr. Hema Murthy, Prof, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Chennai and Dr. V. Kamakoti, Prof. Department of Computer Science, IIT Chennai

12:00PM to 12:30PM: Adavu compositions of Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman - Dance by Smt. Roja Kannan , Smt. Priya Murle and party

4:00PM to 5:00PM: Carnatic concert by Shri Malladi Brothers (Vocal), Shri Nagai Sriram (Violin), Shri K.V. Prasad (Mrudangam)

5:10PM to 5:40PM: Overtone - Documentary on Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman by Shri Rajiv Menon

5:50PM to 7:05PM: Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman felicitation function
Invocation - Smt. Shweta Mohan
Welcome address - Shri N. Murali
Presidential address: Padma Vibhushan Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Felicitations by Shri M.A. Baby, Smt. Aruna Sairam, Shri Rajiv Menon, Shri Fabrizio Cassol and Ustad Maa Zila Khan
Release of audio CD - "Swanubhoothi" Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman with Legends. Release of Ringtone.
Acceptance speech: Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman
Honoring sponsors

7:15PM to 9:15PM: Jwaalaa - A voyage in the ocean of melody and rhythm - Ustad Maa Zila Khan (Vocal), Shri Fabrizio Cassol (Saxophone), Shri Mattanur Sankarankutty (Chenda), Shri Stephen Devassy (Keyboard & Keytar), Pt. Anindo Chatterjee (Tabla), Shri Attukal Balasubramnyam (Electric violin). Special appearance by Dr. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman (Mrudangam).
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Post by themusicseason » 04 Feb 2016, 00:07

coolkarni wrote:For all my Feelings of having missed out listening to the great masters in the Golden Era 50-70 years ago, I have always comforted myself that I had one great experience , as compensation-
The experience of attending a Concert where UKS plays the Mrudangam.
The very sight of this master -as we rush to take our seats - in a majestic posture , half turned sideways and assessing the audience with a sway of his head, His deep set eyes and a twist of his mouth which borders on a smirk,the deep bass voice and impeccable language... they all add up to make blood rush through my veins .
As Rajesh says I hardly ever understand the intricacies of what he is playing , but I have always felt his style is just like a Cushion beneath the track of the main performer - always supporting it from below- as though the rendering needed to be held up for all of us to see

I have tried hard, these last few days to locate something that measures upto to my unabashed admiration for this genius.

Many years ago , one day while I was having Lunch (Prasadam) at Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple, I noticed a few video tapes tumbling out of the overstacked cupboards.
One look at the labels and I felt sorry for the genies that were bottled up in those covers- I dont know for how many years.

As I Started to discuss this with a friend who was a volunteer there , I thought of offering to convert those videotapes -to vcds-for the temple.
One thing led to another and in no time I was handling an expensive project.I had to quickly find a few known people to share the burden ( I was just into business then ,and was at a stage where I started realising the truth about the statement -WHO SAYS MONEY IS LIKE DOUGH . DOUGH STICKS TO THE HAND )

However at the end of the project -those thankless friends ended taking up a copy but never bothered to pay up their share.

It was one such day That I felt like complaining to the Lord -after I had finally handed over the complete set to the temple authorities.
The Lord with all his knowledge about the fact that I was penniless , had decided to put this extra burden me .

Strangely that day , we were delayed for some silly reason and as I picked up my Sundal in the queue I had one last look at the Diety to see if he was still making fun of me, but felt otherwise.

Just then the Secretary of the temple committee entered and the chap who was giving me the prasadam callled out loudly
"Sir, this is the person who converted all those videos for us."

I came out of the queue and We got busy talking for a few minutes , and he enquired about music collections etc
Finally he sprang a surprise -
"I hope you have collected your expense towards this."

And realising that none of us had ever discussed this , he admonished me for not bringing up this issue before and thanked me for saving their treasures from getting spoiled.And he immediately wrote out a cheque for the full amount.

Here is a clip from one of those tapes.We had to struggle a lot to clean them up etc and one can notice those damaged portions , but to my mind it is a brilliantly shot Video - One that brings out the artistry of this Titan in all its elegance.
Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.
http://www.rogepost.com/dn/6xjj
http://www.rogepost.com/dn/h0wg
http://www.rogepost.com/dn/k3nf

PS Kindly do not post these links in other forums and that too with notes like Courtesy Coolkarni- They are a source of endless trouble to me .Something which has made me cut down on video uploads.
But for the sake of this thread i am willing to make an exception.
happy viewing
Why not share ? Dont you want these videos,great pieces of masterwork to outlive you ?
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#184 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by Rsachi » 04 Feb 2016, 12:08

Venkat, I can say this whole story quintessentially defines the man we call Coolkarni. He is a gem. in a star-studded crown of human endeavour in the field of music and arts, he shines like a stupendous gem.

God bless. Hope he reads your request,and heeds your request.

In the meanwhile, here is a clip from me:
http://rsachi.blogspot.in/2009/10/todi- ... ram-k.html
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#185 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by varsha » 04 Feb 2016, 13:14

Why not share ? Dont you want these videos,great pieces of masterwork to outlive you ?
I once took an opportunity from Carnatica to argue the case of posterity. That was two decades ago . I have moved a long distance since then. Remain constrained for the same reasons like you say in your site
Note all broadcast on Public Radios are for non commercial consideration (this way I think you automatically rule out a few folks who cant be broadcast).
You could drop in at the archive at Sanmukhananda Sabha to see one method.
Or keep logging in here
https://archive.org/details/@rasayana#collections

the best way would be to stay in touch here :D
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#186 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by CRama » 06 Feb 2016, 13:40

varsha, Thousand thanks for giving links of rasayana. It is amrit kalash. I just heard the magnificent music of Puducode Krishnamurthy. Some songs I was not having. Thanks again.
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#187 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by mahavishnu » 07 Feb 2016, 11:01

Thank you, Varsha-ji! What a treasure. I have listened to a Madurai Somu recording you posted about a 100 times now already!
I cannot even begin to imagine what else is out there even in the small slice that you have shared here.
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#188 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by varsha » 07 Feb 2016, 12:48

Thanks.I started this when I discontinued blogging , inspired by the idea of a time capsule lowered deep into earth for a future generation.
Somu....Are there words which can describe the magic .
Glad you all like them.I will be uploading here all my life :)

MV
It has been a long , wonderful journey.At the start of which , I benefited from the generosity of your Dad .Thru a guy who used to consult him ! Time to give back :P
I enjoyed last weeks concert to his beat cycle.Each landing was a joy !!
Spoke to him
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#189 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by mahavishnu » 07 Feb 2016, 19:09

Varsha-ji: Very pleased to hear that! There is no greater joy than to sample from a carefully curated collection (his included). In the days of the old tape recorder, rewind and listen to that magical sangati again and again. Fortunately, you can't wear a digitized recording out. Or that Somu-LGJ Seethapathi tape would be very thin now :)
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#190 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 26 Jul 2016, 18:39

Rajeev Menon is a brilliant cinematographer -may be he has captured UKS through his camera the visual overtones too .
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 881431.ece
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#191 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rshankar » 27 Jul 2016, 01:38

rajeshnat wrote:Rajeev Menon
Another alumnus from KV IIT Madras! :)
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#192 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 19 Aug 2016, 10:37

UKS mama gets regular writeups in The Hindu. What a lovely writeup - I wish I was born then to hear him play as a 10 year old for his arangetram concert in kumbakonam.
http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday ... 003080.ece
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#193 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 16 Dec 2016, 15:40

Mahavidwan UKS mama and Fibre Glass Mrudangam- Two writeups in the express and The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/m ... 833689.ece

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/ ... 57--1.html

I am just drawing an analogy here .Few decades back , the whole world for the sake of convenience went with plastic bags and we all stopped using paper and cloth bags. They appeared right then . But now Plastics have become an environment hazard . So what appeared fairly ok then is now absolutely wrong

In first place will fiber glass and glass mrudangams have the same nAdham like the jackfruit or other tree based mrudangam. We all should hear that . I donot know how it sounds . Possibly the same UKS mama can play two tanis one with the older mrudangam from jackfruit and other with fibre glass /glass- we would aurally know the difference . I donot buy this fumigation theory that much(may be it is there for the first week after fumigation), I heard great mrudhu angam sound after fumigation in the few US concerts that I attended. But the pragmatic issue of we not having more mrudangam technicians as we move on is a reality that is surely hitting. That is indeed a fair point . Personally I am okay with the jack fruit tree mrudangam(We can always grow more trees) , as I am yet to hear a live Palghat Mani Iyer Mrudhu angam touch - may be none of the mrudangist got that exact unadulterated jack fruit tree as the one that PMI got.
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#194 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by Rsachi » 16 Dec 2016, 17:30

The fumigation is due to the use of leather, not necessarily wood.
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#195 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by shankarank » 18 Dec 2016, 05:19

rajeshnat wrote: as I am yet to hear a live Palghat Mani Iyer Mrudhu angam touch - may be none of the mrudangist got that exact unadulterated jack fruit tree as the one that PMI got
https://youtu.be/yzJJ7rcrQFs?t=1099

Parlandu to PMI on Pazhani's toppi sound!

About UKS - I remember one of his grand disciple ( thru Sri Arjun Kumar) said the same thing. Any Mridangam ( if it is in best shape within parameters under control ) comes alive!
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#196 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by erode14 » 09 Jan 2018, 18:54

Upload from this #DecemberMusicSeason 2017

https://youtu.be/r_BdclZBiJI
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#197 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 09 Jan 2018, 21:34

Thank you vidwan Erode Nagaraj(erode14) , i just heard for few minutes , at my leisure will hear it during weekend . Pranams to mahavidwan UKS mama
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#198 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by erode14 » 21 Dec 2018, 23:37

isai pEraRignar award by thamizh isai changam for Sri UKS Sir. தமிழ் இசை 76-ஆம் ஆண்டு இசைவிழாவின் தொடக்க நாளான இன்று டாக்டர் உமையாள்புரம் கே. சிவராமன் அவர்களுக்கு தமிழ் இசைச் சங்கம் “இசைப்பேரறிஞர்” பட்டம் வழங்கியது. Image

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#199 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by rajeshnat » 22 Dec 2018, 06:06

erode nagaraj
i just saw clippings of mrudanga chakravarthy uks mama performing for a lecdem in partha . what content even at this,age. After ms amma no carnatic musician has,got bharat ratna. i sincerely wish shri uks gets bharat ratna for such longevity and mrudhu angam content. cm soley exists because of mrudhu angam .
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#200 Re: umayALpuram k. sivarAman

Post by erode14 » 22 Mar 2019, 00:43

Thank you Rajesh 💐
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