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The ArtsCenter, in partnership with Sonic Pie Productions, presents K. Sridhar, June 10.
June 10th, at The ArtsCenter, sarod master K. Sridhar will be accompanied by Sandeep Hattangady (tabla). Two classical music traditions co-exist in India, that of the North (Hindustani) and that of the South (Carnatic). They share the same basic systems but differ in terms of the instruments used, the ragas played, and by the concept of musical expression. It is very rare for musicians to master both traditions; sarodist K. Sridhar has done so. From infancy, Sridhar was initiated into Carnatic music by his mother, a descendent of fourteen generations of musicians including the saintly composer Narasimha Bhagavater from the temple complex of Tanjore. He would often accompany her when she sang for many of India’s great sages. His exposure to audiyar sangeetam (musical accompaniment to Vedic chanting) within the temples and as it is reflected in Carnatic classical music set the stage for a lifelong dedication to tonal purity. At the age of five, K. Sridhar began his training on the sarod under the guidance of Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar, an internationally known lineage bearer of the traditionally classical Dhrupad style within North Indian Classical Music. Throughout his wide and varied career, K. Sridhar has managed to stay true to the ragas instilled in him in his youth and weave together from all these influences a profound yet universally appealing sound. All these accomplishments reveal not just K. Sridhar’s mastery of his instrument but his ability as an improviseur as well. They result from a lifetime dedicated to the creation of music. Yet, to truly understand K. Sridhar and his music, one has to experience a concert and his ability to deeply connect with an audience. With rare intensity, the music of K. Sridhar offers to all listeners an opportunity to merge into a world of divine sound.