Music Research Newsletter 38

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Music Research News Letter -38

01-08-2016

Friends,

The following research papers have been uploaded to the website www.musicresearch.in :

Authored by Hema Ramanathan & Ramanathan N

  • Etymological Definitions and Technical Definitions of Musical Terms

Authored by John Clough, Jack Douthett, N.Ramanathan and Lewis Rowell

  • Early Indian Hepatatonic Scales and Recent Diatonic Theory

Authored by Ramanathan N & Priyashri V Rao

  • Mālavikā’s Dance in Mālavikāgnimitram of Kālidāsa

Authored by Ramanathan N

  1. Karnataka and Hindustani Music
  2. Emendations to the GOS text of Nāṭyaśāstra-vol4
  3. Types of Pūrvaraṅga
  4. Interview with Vina Vidvan S Balachander
  5. Musicology in India
  6. Commentaries in the Samskrta Textual Tradition in Music
  7. Sadarāgacandrōdaya of Paṇḍarīkaviṭṭhala
  8. Music Texts: Śāstra and Śāstra-Sampradāya
  9. Lalgudi Jayaraman’s Music- Guided Listening Sessions
  10. Lakṣya and Lakṣaṇa in Music
  11. The Changing Concept of Tāla in North India
  12. Tāla-s in Hindustani Music

Dissertations and Dissertation Lists:

Scholars interested in sharing their Ph.D., M.Phil. Dissertations or Dissertation Lists of their institutions through the website musicresearchlibrary.net are welcome to send the soft copies of the same or link of their website to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com.

Updates to the website musicresearchlibrary.net (MRL):

Following are the highlights of other new additions in MRL in January 2016 – July 2016:

A] Articles:

  1. AE-BhandarkarPR-Kudumiyamalai-Inscription-on-music-0257
  2. AE-DavidDennen-Metre-Prosody-Orissi-Music-2013-0258
  3. AE-DavidDennen-NayakAKJ-Shyamamani-Devi-Odissi-Singer-2012-0259
  4. AE-DavidDennen-Odisha-Music-changing-conceptions-2012-0260
  5. AE-DavidDennen-Odissi-Music-Third-Classical-Stream-2012-0261
  6. AE-GerryFarrel-Gramophone-Industry-India-1993-0262
  7. AE-MishraR-Hindustani-Raga-System-2014-0265
  8. AE-Omar-Khokher-North-Indian-Music-in-Classroom-2001-0266.
  9. AE-PadmaSugavanam-Kohala-Jagadekamalla-2010-0267
  10. AE-RameshGangolli-catur-paNDita-bhAtkhaNDE-0270
  11. AE-SamuelMcClelland-rAga-and-rasa-0271
  12. AE-SayantiChakraborty-DeD-Pattern-Classification-Ragas-2012-0272
  13. AE-StephenHughes-Music-Boom-South-India-2002-0273
  14. AE-Varadarangan-Acoustic-Properties-Mridanga-Karunya-0274
  15. AE-Varadarangan-Acoustics-Percussive-Instruments-Karunya-0275
  16. AE-Varadarangan-Frequency-Chart-Music-Karunya-0276
  17. AE-Varadarangan-References-Karunya-0264
  18. AE-Varadarangan-Studies-Loaded-Circular-Membranes-Karunya-0269

B] Bibliography:

Biblio-SathyanarayanaR-Multiple-Radiations-2007-0003

C] Books:

Books in English:

  1. BkE-DeviPrasad-Art-Basis-Education-0164
  2. BkE-JosephJordania-Origins-Choral-Singing-Intelligence-Language-Speech-2006-0165
  3. BkE-RanganathHK-KarnatakaTheatre-1960-0168
  4. BkE-Ravi-Sridhar-compld-Sri-Muthuswamy-Dikshitar-0169
  5. BkE-VinodVidwans-Doctrine-Shruti-in-Indian-Music-2016-0171

Books in Telugu:

  1. BkTe-RamanujaDasa-tyAgarAja-kRtulu-1885-0126
  2. BkTeE-tirumala-SilAgItam-and-audio-2014-0119

D] Dissertations:

  • DissE-KatzJB-sangIta-nArAyaNa-Critical-Edition-Commentary-1987-0065

http://musicresearchlibrary.net/omeka/items/show/1872

  • DissE-RafaelReina-Karnatic-Rhythmical-Structures-2014-0066

http://musicresearchlibrary.net/omeka/items/show/1873

  • DissE-AnnapurnaS-Sankara-Pallaki-Seva-prabandham-Sahaji-011

http://musicresearchlibrary.net/omeka/items/show/1899 

E] Manuscripts:

Manuscript related to Source Text:

MssSkt-sangIta-cintAmaNi-SVUORI-dng-transcpt-0013

We are happy to place the following Music notebooks of Vidvan (Late) Kumbhakonam Viswanathan of Umaiyalpuram Sishya-parampara of Tyagaraja.

  1. MssTmGr-KumbhakonamVisvanathan-NoteBook-1-0035a
  2. MssTmGr-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-2-0035b
  3. MssTm-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-3-0035f
  4. MssTm-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-4-0035g
  5. MssTmGr-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-5-pt1-0035c
  6. MssTmGr-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-5-pt2-0035d
  7. MssTmGr-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-6-0035e
  8. MssTm-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-7-0035h
  9. MssTm-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-8-0035i
  10. MssTm-KumbhakonamViswanathan-NoteBook-9-0035j
  11. Mss-Drawing-KumbakonamVisvanathan-UmaiyalpuramSvaminathayyar-0035
  12. MssE-Kumbhakonam-Brothers-Bio-0035k

We are grateful to the members of the families of the famous ‘Kumbhakonam Brothers’, namely, Kumbhakonam Sri Sankaran and Kumbhakonam Sri Viswanathan – Sri S.Venkatraman, Smt.V. Nandhini, Miss. Srivaralaxmi Maya for making available the Music notebooks of the vidvans in their possession and also to Dr. Aravindh Ranganathan for all the help in this regard. The family has been kind enough to share the following too.

  1. Manuscript – MssTe-tAnam-gIta-Kumbhakonam-Vishwanathan-0036
  2. Book – BkTe-RamanujaDasa-tyAgarAja-kRtulu-1885-0126

We are grateful also to Vidvan B.Krishnamurti for sharing his valuable handwritten copy of the Umaiyalpuram pāham of the compositions of Tyagaraja.

  1. MssTm-BKrishnamurti-Tyagaraja-kirtanas-Umaiyalpuram-0034
  2. MssTm-BKrishnamurti-Tyagaraja-kirtanas-Umaiyalpuram-0034a
  3. MssTm-BKrishnamurti-Tyagaraja-kirtanas-Umaiyalpuram-0034b

F] Source Text:

  • TxtSkt-nATyaSastra-withAB-GOS-vol4-1964-0110

Download links:

A] Following are links to freely downloadable books:

  1. Link to a pdf file of Saṅgītaratnākara of Śārṅgadēva – http://vedicreserve.mum.edu/gandharva_veda/samgita_ratnakara_1_to_7.pdf
  2. Link to book on Sadashiva Brahmendra Kritis– http://kamakoti.org/kamakoti/books/Sadashiva-Brahmendral-Kritis.pdf

B] Following is a link to rare recordings from the ‘Odeon Record Label recordings from the Indian subcontinent’ Collection of the British Library:

C] Following is the link to a site which is related to Odisa music.

http://www.oaid.us/oss/writings.php

The articles on Odisa music have been placed in the articles section as mentioned above.

We would like to thank Mr. PS Gnanaprakash for providing us many links including that of the site related to Odisa music.

D] Other Music Sites:

i) Following is the link to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams website with lyrics and audio recordings for Annamācārya Saṅkīrtana-s:

http://www.tirumala.org/AnnamacharyaSankeerthanas.aspx

ii) Following is the link to a site which is primarily a collection of audio files containing raga snippets, songs, quizzes and many more, all aimed at demystifying the process of appreciating and understanding Carnatic music:

http://www.ragasurabhi.com

Queries on South Indian Classical Music:

Any queries on South Indian Classical Music can be sent to qa@shaale.com. These would be answered by Dr. TS Sathyavathi, renowned vocalist and scholar. For more information, please write to namaskara@shaale.com . Any queries to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com will not be entertained.

Request for Proposals: Arts Practice Programme of India Foundation for the Arts:

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is inviting proposals under its Arts Practice programme for the year 2016-2017.

The Arts Practice programme supports critical practice in the arts. It encourages practitioners working across artistic disciplines to question existing notions through their practice. The programme seeks to establish a culture where arts practice is constantly being shaped and articulated through experimentation, critique and dialogue.

This programme does not follow an annual schedule, and welcomes applications through the year. IFA specifically encourages projects in Indian languages other than English, and Proposals can be sent in any Indian language including English.

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.indiaifa.org/programmes/arts-practice-programme-note.html

Please write to Sumana Chandrashekar at sumana@indiaifa.org or Shubham Roy Choudhury at shubham@indiaifa.org for any questions or enquiries. Any queries to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com will not be entertained.

Information about the Publication: The Archaeology of Bhakti II. Royal Bhakti, Local Bhakti

Author: edited by Emmanuel Francis & Charlotte Schmid

Publisher:Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient

Year:2016

Pages:ix, 609 p.

Series:Collection Indologie n˚ 132

Language:English

ISBN:978-81-8470-212-5 (IFP) / 978-2-85539-221-9 (EFEO)

Price:1300 Rs (56 €)

This volume is the fruit of the second workshop-cum-conference on the “Archaeology of Bhakti”, which took place from 31st July to 13th August 2013 in the Pondicherry Centre of the École française d’Extrême-Orient. “Royal Bhakti, Local Bhakti” was the topic of this scholarly encounter and is the central theme of the present volume, which attempts to clarify the roles of kings, local elites and devotional communities in the development of Bhakti.

For more information please click on the link

http://www.ifpindia.org/content/archaeology-bhakti-ii-royal-bhakti-local-bhakti

 

Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan

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Music Research Newsletter 37

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Music Research News Letter -37

12-04-2016

Friends,

The following research papers have been uploaded to the website www.musicresearch.in . Apart from their value as research contributions we hope that they will also serve as a model for new researchers.

Authored by Premalatha Nagarajan:

  1. Unpublished Caturdaṇḍī notations
  2. Contribution of MR Kavi to manuscript studies
  3. An inquiry into music manuscripts in GOML Chennai
  4. Tālakalābdhi of Acyutarāya
  5. Manuscripts of Saṅgitaratnākara
  6. Patterns in Tānam Passages

Authored by Arati Rao: 

Evolution of Tāla-daśa-prāṇa concept in the Vijayanagara period

Dissertations and Dissertation Lists:

Scholars interested in sharing their Ph.D., M.Phil. Dissertations or Dissertation Lists of their institutions through the website musicresearchlibrary.net are welcome to send the soft copies of the same or link of their website to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com.

Manuscripts:

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the help of Mr. Aravindh T. Ranganathan in making available to us the following manuscripts that have been uploaded to musicresearchlibrary.net as mentioned in the previous newsletter MRNL-36:

  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-TOC-GOML-0031
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F1-GOML-0031a
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F2-GOML-0031b
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F3-GOML-0031c
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F4-GOML 0031d
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F5-GOML-0031e

Request for Proposals: Arts Research Programme of India Foundation for the Arts

Proposals are invited by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) across the arts and humanities from researchers and practitioners who are interested in undertaking research projects that could investigate marginalised or relatively unexplored areas; who intend to create spaces for dialogue between theory and practice; who offer new readings/frameworks of artistic practices; and who use interdisciplinary approaches to break new conceptual ground, among other things.

Duration of the Project
: The project may have a minimum duration of one year and a maximum duration of one year and six months.

Deadline
:

Draft proposals should reach IFA no later than June 11, 2016
.

Final proposals should reach IFA no later than July 11, 2016.

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.indiaifa.org/programmes/arts-research.html

In case of queries, please write to tanveerajsi@indiaifa.org. Any queries to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com will not be entertained.

Download links:

Following is information about freely downloadable books and manuscripts:

A] Music Manuscript in egangotri website: Scanned music manuscripts in the egangotri website can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://egangotri.wordpress.com/

B] Sanskrit Books: Some valuable Sanskrit books can be downloaded from https://www.scribd.com/user/4923093/Hevajra

C] Text of Kṛṣṇagīti: The full text of Kṛṣṇagīti (a Sanskrit work based on which the Kṛṣṇāṭṭam is performed in the Guruvāyūr temple, Kerala) can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.dvaipayana.net/krishnanattam/krishnagiti.pdf

Research News:

I] Synthetic Mrudanga by Karunya Musicals:

Karunya Musicals, Bengaluru founded by Dr. K. Varadarangan, a Karnatic vocalist and scientist, has manufactured a Synthetic Rhythm Indian (S.R.I) Mrudanga made of synthetic drum-heads, mounted on a fiberglass shell. The synthetic drum-head completely avoids the use of animal skins and the sturdy fiberglass shell avoids the need to cut precious trees. The Mrudanga comes in two variants – G-pitch and C-pitch covering nine semi-tones.

More details about this Mrudanga can be found by clicking on the following link: http://karunyamusicals.com

II] Compmusic Project:

CompMusic is a research project funded by the European Research Council and coordinated by Xavier Serra from the Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain). It aims to advance in the automatic description of music by emphasizing cultural specificity. It carries research within the field of music information processing with a domain knowledge approach. The project focuses on five music traditions of the world: Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India), Turkish-makam (Turkey), Arab-Andalusian (Maghreb), and Beijing Opera (China).

The following link gives more information about CompMusic: http://compmusic.upf.edu/

III] National Seminar on Music Notation:

A National Seminar on Music Notation was conducted by the Department of Indian Music, University of Madras, Chennai on the 24th of February, 2016 at the University premises.

The speakers were:

  • R S Jayalakshmi – Subbarama Dikshitar’s signs
  • K G Vijayakrishnan – Rangaramanuja Ayyangar’s notation
  • Sriram Parasuram – T Viswanathan and further
  • Akella Mallikarjuna Sharma – Self-designed ‘Kampitas and Gamakas’
  • Ramesh Vinayagam – Self-designed ‘Gamaka Box’
  • S Srikumar – https://patantara.com/

The video recording of the seminar can be watched by clicking on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRX7PvWcsTs

IV] e-PG Pathshala project:

This is a project initiated by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India under its National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) executed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The project involves the development of content at the postgraduate level for 71 subjects. The content includes essays and videos.

The following link can be clicked on to view the modules under ‘Indian Music’ developed as part of this project: http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/view_f.php?category=1482

Information about Publications:

The following publications deal with computational musicology in Indian Music:

i) ‘The Doctrine of Shruti in Indian Music’ by Dr. Vinod Vidwans, Professor and Chair, School of Fine and Performing Arts, FLAME University, Pune, India.

This monograph is dedicated to the single topic of `shruti’ (microtone) in Indian music. Although it does not discuss the concept of shruti from evolutionary point of view and historical perspective in strict sense, it does not shy away from it either. Focus is more on conceptual understanding of all the relevant issues related to shruti and their significance and relevance in today’s context while historicity is secondary.

This monograph can be downloaded from: http://computationalmusic.com/pdfs/The-Doctrine-of-Shruti-in-Indian-Music.pdf

ii) Computational Musicology in Indian Music by Chakraborty, S., Mazzola, G., Tewari, S., Patra, M.

The book opens with a short introduction to Indian music, in particular classical Hindustani music, followed by a chapter on the role of statistics in computational musicology. The authors then show how to analyze musical structure using Rubato, the music software package for statistical analysis, in particular addressing modeling, melodic similarity and lengths, and entropy analysis; they then show how to analyze musical performance. Finally, they explain how the concept of seminatural composition can help a music composer to obtain the opening line of a raga-based song using Monte Carlo simulation.

The book will be of interest to musicians and musicologists, particularly those engaged with Indian music. This book can be previewed and purchased from https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319114712

Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan

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Music Research Newsletter 36

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Music Research News Letter -36

26-01-2016

Friends,

Updates to the website musicresearch.in: The new additions to this website since 09-Dec-2014 can be viewed in the homepage of the website www.musicresearch.in. 

Updates to the website musicresearchlibrary.net (MRL)

Following are the highlights of other new additions in MRL in September 2015 – January 2016:

A] Journals and Magazines (Periodicals): Issues of the following periodicals have been uploaded:

  • Dhrupad Annual
  • Gunagrahi
  • Iyalicai
  • Nadarcana
  • Phoenix

B] Dissertation Lists: Details of M.Phil and Ph.D. Dissertations pertaining to Madurai Kamaraj University, Kerala University, Calicut University and Sri Padmavathi Mahila Visva Vidyalayam have been uploaded to the website under ‘Dissertations’. These can be viewed by clicking on the link:

http://goo.gl/US2T6J

We wish to gratefully acknowledge the help given by Dr. Jalaja Varma, Head, Department of Music, Calicut University, Dr. Rukmani Krishnan, Lecturer, Sathguru Sangeetha Vidyalayam, Madurai, Mrs. Mohana Sharma, Research Scholar , Sathguru Sangeetha Vidyalayam, Madurai and Dr. R.N. Saileswari, Asst. Professor, Department of Music, Sri Padmavati Mahila University, Tirupati in collating and providing the lists for upload to the website. 

Scholars interested in sharing their Ph.D or M.Phil Dissertations or Dissertation Lists of their institutions through the website musicresearchlibrary.net are welcome to send the soft copies of the same or link of their website to mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com. 

C] Books:

I] The following books in English have been uploaded:

  • BkE-AkellaMallikarjunaSarma-Indian-Genius-tAla-prastAra-2001-0151
  • BkE-AkellaMallikarjunaSarma-Systematisation-Prastara-Details-Deshi-Talas-2003-0152

We are very grateful to Sri Akella Mallikarjuna Sarma for making available the above books for upload.

  • BkE-SathyanarayanaR-ed-Historiography-Indian-Arts-Music-Dance-1997-0160

II] The following books in Kannada have been uploaded:

  • BkKn-Lalitangi-purandaramaNimAlA-0019
  • BkKnDng-Compositions-Mysore-SadasivaRao-KalabhivardaniSabha-1954-0046

III] The following book in Samskritam has been uploaded:

BkSkt-BkSkt-TamGranthaScript-samskrta-mudal-pATham-0010

D] Manuscripts:

I] The following manuscripts pertaining to Source Texts have been uploaded:

  • MssGr-svaratALa-lakshaNam-PLx-OMLKU-2182-0032
  • MssTe-tAladaSa-prANAlu-GOML-D12990-0033

II] The following manuscripts pertaining to Songs have been uploaded:

  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F1-GOML-0031a
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F1-GOML-0031b
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F1-GOML-0031c
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F1-GOML-0031d
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-F1-GOML-0031e
  • MssTe-vAlAjApETTai-Notn-TOC-GOML-0031
  • MssTm-MusicalCompositionsOfMaduraiTSrinivasan-0024

E] Source Texts:

The following Source Texts have been uploaded:

  • TxtSkt-nrtyaratnakOSa-Kumbhakarna-pt1-1957-Rajsthn-0099
  • TxtSkt-nrtyaratnakOSa-Kumbhakarna-pt2-1968-Rajsthn-0099a
  • TxtSkt-pAThyaratnakOSa-sangItarAja-Kumbhakarna-1968-0100
  • TxtSkt-sangIta-darpaNa-Damodara-TMSSML-1952-0101
  • TxtSkt-sangItaratnAkara-AnandAsrama-1942-vol1-0105
  • TxtSkt-sangItaratnAkara-AnandAsrama-1942-vol2-0105a

Download links:

Following is information about freely downloadable catalogs, books and manuscripts:

A] Namami Digitization Catalog: The digitization catalog of the National Manuscripts Mission (Namami) can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wpa0cl4wm0eyeq5/MssCat-Namami_Digitization-DhavalPatel-0031.xlsx?dl=0

B] Music Books Download: Some valuable music books can be downloaded from

https://www.scribd.com/user/125808293/Upadhyayula-Surya-Raghavender

C] Music Manuscript in egangotri website: Scanned music manuscripts in the egangotri website can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/275733242/Megh-Rag-Alm-27-shlf-4-6128-1892-K-Devanagari-sangeet-shastra-Part1-pdf

Research News:

A project to re-construct and present a ‘Citra Pūrva Raṅga’ as in Bharata’s Nāṭya Śāstra has been undertaken by Sri Kalamandalam Piyal Bhattacharya. The following links give information about this project:

http://goo.gl/s711OC

http://www.narthaki.com/info/rev14/rev1634.html

Book Releases:

1) La Música Clásica De La India

Rāga Saṅgīta en la tradición vocal e instrumental del norte

Jaime R. Pombo

Abstract

“La música clásica de la India” is the first book in Spanish language about Hindustani classical music. The text provides a comprehensive, documented and deep understanding of this art tradition. Its eight chapters cover the most important aspects of this music: Concept of Sound in Indian Tradition – Raga – Tala – Rasa – Samaya – Gharanas – Main Vocal Genres – Instrumental Music. The book also features high quality photos of the main classical instruments and a eleven pages long Glossary. The foreword for this work has been writen by Agustín Pániker, one of the most renowned indologists in Spanish language.

Publisher: Kairós (November 2015)

Language: Spanish

Pages/Size: 384pp. / 13x20cm

Price: 18€

Order From: Www.Editorialkairos.Com

2) Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India

Abstract

Examining materials from early modern and contemporary North India and Pakistan, Tellings and Texts brings together seventeen first-rate papers on the relations between written and oral texts, their performance, and the musical traditions these performances have entailed. The contributions from some of the best scholars in the field cover a wide range of literary genres and social and cultural contexts across the region.

The texts and practices are contextualized in relation to the broader social and political background in which they emerged, showing how religious affiliations, caste dynamics and political concerns played a role in shaping social identities as well as aesthetic sensibilities. By doing so this book sheds light into theoretical issues of more general significance, such as textual versus oral norms; the features of oral performance and improvisation; the role of the text in performance; the aesthetics and social dimension of performance; the significance of space in performance history and important considerations on repertoires of story-telling. The book also contains links to audio files of some of the works discussed in the text.

Tellings and Texts is essential reading for anyone with an interest in South Asian culture and, more generally, in the theory and practice of oral literature, performance and story-telling.

King’s College London has generously contributed to the publication of this volume.

Title: Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India

Editors: Francesca Orsini and Katherine Butler Schofield

Publication date: October 2015

The book is available for sale on http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/311/tellings-and-texts–music–literature-and-performance-in-north-india

Software Programs Pertaining to Music:

1) Software for Tāla Prastāra/Naṣṭa/Uddiṣṭa and Meru tables:

The website www.vipanci.com hosts two software programs pertaining to Tāla Prastāra/Naṣṭa/Uddiṣṭa and Meru tables (as described in Saṅgītaratnākara) developed by Mr. Venugopal Chari. The links to the two programs are as below:

www.vipanci.com/ver2/tala_prastara.php and

www.vipanci.com/ver2/meru_tables.php

2) Software for Tanpura, Metronome etc.:

Music software programs developed by a Sitar Player Sri Dharmabir Singh are available on the following website:

http://www.dharambir.com/indian-classical-music-research/indian-music-softwares/

These software programs Tanpura, Swara Lattice, Swara Players etc. are freeware – and can be run on Windows or Mac system.

Review video for above softwares can be found at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obv_6GYlIVM

 

Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan

email: mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com

Music Research News Letter – 35

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Music Research News Letter -35

06-09-2015

Friends,

Online books on TTD Website :

The following website maintained by TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) has several books of interest to musicians, music lovers and researchers which are freely downloadable: ebooks.tirumala.org. These books are in the languages Telugu, Banjara, English, Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi.

A few of the books available on this website are listed below:

Annamacharya aur Surdas (Hindi)

http://ebooks.tirumala.org/Product/?ID=807

Sripadarayar kirtanaigal (Tamiz)

http://ebooks.tirumala.org/Product/?ID=2434

Āndhranāṭyam – The Lāsya Dance Tradition of Āndhras (English)

http://ebooks.tirumala.org/Product/?ID=1926

Yakṣagāna Hastapratigaḷu (Kannada)

http://ebooks.tirumala.org/Product/Book/?ID=2135

Bharatkōśa (Sanskrit)

http://ebooks.tirumala.org/Product/?ID=784

Online books on IGNCA website:

Books pertaining to Indian Art and Culture can be viewed on the following page in the website of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA):

http://ignca.nic.in/ebk_0001.htm

Musicology Gateway website:

The website Musicology Gateway was founded by Joanna Heath in 2015. It aims to be a central portal for musicologists in India, bringing together the diverse societies, institutions and individuals involved in the study of musicology in India. It extends a welcome to ethnomusicologists around the world with specialist interests in India, and also aims to keep musicologists in India up to date with developments in musicology and ethnomusicology in the rest of the world. Please click on the link https://musicologygateway.wordpress.com to visit this website.

Updates to the website musicresearchlibrary.net (MRL):

A] Journals and Magazines (Periodicals): In order to furnish information about periodicals (Journals and Magazines), a new page ‘Information about Periodicals’ has been created in the Musicresarchlibrary.net website under ‘Periodicals’. This contains the following:

  • Contact information (postal addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and website urls) of publishers of periodicals.
  • For some of the periodicals, hyperlinks have been provided to individual pages that contain links to scanned versions of Tables of Content of earlier issues, indexes of articles of earlier issues and scanned versions of the earlier issues.

Please click on the link http://musicresearchlibrary.net/omeka/periodicals-list to visit the page.

B] Dissertation Lists: Details of M.Phil and Ph.D. Dissertations pertaining to the Annamalai University, University of Mysore, University of Madras, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady and the Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Tiruchi, have been uploaded to the website under ‘Dissertations’. A few lists among these also include titles of research under progress. Also uploaded are lists obtained from the Association for Universities and a list published in the Sangita Monthly journal.These can be viewed by clicking on the link:

http://goo.gl/US2T6J

We wish to gratefully acknowledge the help given by Sister Dr. Margaret Bastin, Dr. Girish Kumar, Dr. Padmavathi Narasimhan, Dr. Rajshri Sripathy, Dr. K. Preethy and Dr. Mukesh Garg in collating and providing the lists for upload to the website.

Following are the highlights of other new additions in MRL in July-August 2015:

I] The bibliographies of a Ph.D. Thesis on Karnatic Music by Daniel Bertrand and the bibliography of an NCPA publication on Ethnomusicology have been added. The Article Index of the Samkrita Ranga journal has been added.

II] The following books in English have been uploaded:

·       BkE- KrishnamachariarM-History-Classical-Sanskrit-Literature-0149
·       BkE-AkellaMallikarjunaSarma-tAlaprastAra-sangIta-ratnAkara-2001-0148

III] The following book in Samskritam has been uploaded:

BkSkt-SrinivasanKN-SrI-laksmI-kIrtana-mAlikA-0009

IV] The following books in Tamiz have been uploaded:

 

·       BkTm-TamilIsaiPadalgalVol-7-1943-PeriyasamiTuran-0123
·       BkTm-IsaiTamizhPamalai-MMD-1967-0124
·       BkTm-TanjaiNalvarNattiyaIsaiKaruvulam-0125
·       BkTm-TamilisaiPadalgal-Vol15-1947-0126
·       BkTm-TamilisaiPadalgal-VolXI-SuddhanandaBharati-1959-0127
·       BkTm-VarnamsKirtanamsinApurvaragas-CuddaloreSubramaniam-0128
·       BkTm-Sangitakalpadrumam-MuttiahBhagavatar-0129
·       BkTm-maisUru-vAsudEvacAr-kIrtanaikaL-sudESamittiran-1955-0130

We are very grateful to Mr. Lakshman Ragde for making available the above-mentioned Tamiz books for upload to the website.

·       BkTm-VisvanathanT-garbhapuri-kIrtanas-1968-0131

V] A link to the following dissertation has been added: ‘The Influence Of Culture On Instrumental Music Teaching: A Participant-Observation Case Study of Karnatic and Queensland Instrumental Music Teachers in Context’ by Georgina Barton.

VI] The following manuscripts pertaining to Source Texts have been uploaded:

·       MssSkt-sabhAbUshaNa-manjari-GOML-7986-0020
·       MssSkt-sangIta-cintAmaNi-ms1-pUrvaranga-SVUORI-trnscrpt-0013
·       MssSkt-sangIta-cintAmaNi-ms1-vAdya&tAla-SVUORI-trnscrpt-0013a
·       MssSkt-sangIta-cintAmaNi-ms2-nRtta-SVUORI-trnscrpt-0013b
·       MssSkt-sangIta-cintAmaNi-ms3-vAdya-SVUORI-trnscrpt-0013c
·       MssSkt-sangIta-cintAmaNi-ms4-nRtta&vAdya-SVUORI-trnscrpt-0013d
·       MssSkt-sangIta-ratnAvali-sOmarAja-0010
·       MssSkt-sangItaratnAkara-(sangIta-cUDAmaNi)-0021
·       MssSkt-tAlalakshaNam-kariavattam-0022
·       MssSktMal-sangIta-cintAmaNi-nrtta-ch15&16-0014
·       MssSktMal-sangItacintAmaNi-ms1-pUrvaranga-SVUORI-0018
·       MssSktMal-sangItacintamaNi-ms1-tAla-SVUORI-0018a
·       MssSktMal-sangItacintAmaNi-SVUORI-Ms2-nrtta-upto-ch5-0015
·       MssSktMal-sangItacintAmaNi-SVUORI-Ms3-nrtta-ch34562-0016
·       MssSktMal-svaratAlAdilaksaNam-kariavattam-0019
·       MssSktTe-sangIta-cintAmaNi-SVUORI-Ms4-nrtta-adhyAya-0017

The following manuscripts pertaining to Songs have been uploaded:

·       Mss-Granth-SubramanianA-muttayya-bhAgavatar-compositions-1946-0006
·       Mss-Granth-SubramanianA-tyAgaraja-kirtanas-1937-0007
·       Mss-Tm-MahadevaBhagvtr-Bio-VedantaBhagavatar-0004
·       MssKnTe-vEnkaTa-viTThala-purandaradAsa-kIrtana-GOML-R1598-0008
·       MssTe-VinaKuppayyar-Manuscript-0005
·       MssTmGr-Padmanabhayyar-BhajanaSongs-0001
VII] The following Source Texts have been uploaded:

·       TxtSkt-nrtyaratnakOSa-Kumbhakarna-pt1-1957-Rajsthn-0099
·       TxtSkt-nrtyaratnakOSa-Kumbhakarna-pt2-1968-Rajsthn-0099a
·       TxtSkt-pAThyaratnakOSa-sangItarAja-Kumbhakarna-1968-0100
·       TxtSkt-sangIta-darpaNa-Damodara-TMSSML-1952-0101
·       TxtSkt-sangItaratnAkara-AnandAsrama-1942-vol1-0105
·       TxtSkt-sangItaratnAkara-AnandAsrama-1942-vol2-0105a

VIII] The following Catalogs have been added:

·       BkCat-Visvanatha-Pustakalaya-Varanasi-RBmf-0005
·       MssCat-AdyarLibrary-VRaghavan-Collection-0001
·       MssCat-Alphabetic-Index-Sanskrit-Manuscripts-GOML-Pt1-1940-0006
·       MssCat-Alphabetic-Index-Sanskrit-Manuscripts-GOML-Pt2-1940-0007
·       MssCat-Bikaner-Catalog-Sangitasastra-Section-0008
·       MssCat-Bikaner-Catalog-Sanskrit-manuscripts-1880-0009
·       MssCat-BikanerPalace-IKSV-RBmf-0010
·       MssCat-DesCat-KannadaManuscripts-GOML-1958-0011
·       MssCat-DesCat-TMSSML-Sanskrit-v16-1984-0012
·       MssCat-DesCat-TMSSML-Telugu-v2-1959-0013
·       MssCat-DesCat-Trivandrum-Sanskrit-v3-1984-0014
·       MssCat-DesCat-Trivandrum-Sanskrit-v6-1995-0015
·       MssCat-GOML-TeluguMssIndex-RBmf-0016
·       MssCat-Kala-Bhavan-MisclOldMss-RBmf-0017
·       MSSCat-NationalLib-Kalkatta-Mfilm-MLath-RBmf-0018
·       MSSCat-NationalLib-Kalkatta-Mfilm-MLath-RBmfx-0019
·       MSSCat-OIB-SangitaMss-post1950-RBmf-0021
·       MSSCat-OIB-SangitaMss-pre1950-RBmf-0020
·       MssCat-RobertBrown-Project-0002
·       MssCat-RobertBrown-Project-0003
·       MssCat-StaatsBibliothek-Nepal-MLath-RBmf-0023
·       MssCat-StaatsBibliothek-Nepal-MLath-RBmfx-0024
·       MssCat-SVUORI-1-RBmf-0025
·       MSSCat-SVUORI-2-RBmf-0026
·       MSSCat-SVUORI-3-RBmf-0027
·       MSSCat-SVUORI-4-RBmf-0028
·       MssCat-TMSSML-DescCatalog-RSN-0029
·       NewCatalogusCatalogorum-Project-SktDeptt-UnivMadras-Note-0030
·       RobertBrown-Microfilm-Log-0004

Book Release:

The book ‘Music and Hearing’ published by Nova Sciences, New York has been released. The details of the book are:

Author: K. Rajalakshmi (Department of Audiology, All India Institute of
Speech & Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysore, Karnataka, India)

Hardcover:
https://goo.gl/HNkMWK

E-book:
https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=52928

Rasika Software:

A Carnatic Music Software package titled ‘Rasika’ authored by M. Subramanian and consisting of a number of programs has been made freely downloadable since April, 2012. Apart from a detailed exposition of the Carnatic Music System with interactive Audio-visuals it also has a program to enter notation in ‘sa ri ga ma…’ style and generate music in Veena or Flute tone in different tempos and sruthis and mp3/wav players designed for learning.  The software which works on all versions of Microsoft Windows (tested up to Windows 8.1) is available in the form of a zip file (RGS213FR0_Cp.zip) which can be downloaded from the following web sites. The web sites also provide details of the software and instructions for using the programs.

(The web pages have links to other pages explaining each program and download links)
:

http://rasika.1apps.com/rasikasw/rasika_sw.htm
or

http://carnatic.heliohost.org/RGSET/rasika_sw.htm  (URL is case sensitive)
or

http://carnatic2000.tripod.com

The zip file can also be downloaded from 1drive at (the address is case sensitive)
http://1drv.ms/1HUuGKu

As the software works only in Windows, with a view to making it usable in other platforms by making use of the Audio facilities of HTML5, some web pages have been put up covering a small part of the software (Introductory and Melam modules of Rasika). These are available at

http://rasika.1apps.com/JSA/

(more pages will be added in due course).

M.Subramanian’s email address is
manianms@yahoo.com.

Scholars interested in sharing their published articles/books through the website www.musicresearch.in are welcome to send the soft copies or link of their website.

We also invite scholars and students to volunteer for the following enhancements to the website musicresearchlibrary.net:

 (i) Preparing the meta-data for books, source-texts etc.

 (ii) Carrying forward the Indexing of Songs

 

Arati Rao, Vidya Jayaraman and N. Ramanathan

email: mrlibrary.adm@gmail.com