Udupi, Feb 21, 2018: Speaking at the fifth programme of Swara-Laya, a full-day violin practice camp, organised at the residence of Prabhachandra Mayya, MLC Captain Ganesh Karnik said, “Classical music is a repository of knowledge, which cannot be completely learnt in the span of our lifetime. Music, whether it is western or Indian, is divine. It provides a direct connection with God,”
“We must be rooted so we can take wings. When we inculcate more of our cultural values, we reach greater heights. When a tree gets detached from its roots, neither does it grow nor does it give us shade. So is the case with life. Classical music is very scientific. Our elders listened to the sounds of nature and studied what psychological effects it has on human minds."
Speaking on the occasion, physician Srinivas Kakkillaya said FMRI scans have revealed that those who learn music have more concentration as well as memory. The ’swara’ ’ragas’, ’talam’, ’bhava’, and ’bhakti’ involved in music gives the brain much to ponder over and remain active, he enumerated. Art and music have been part of the human life for two lakh years.
Vocalist Udupi Gopalakrishnan was the resource person of the camp. The programme concluded with a concert by Yatiraj Acharya Pannaga Sharma and Vishwas Krishna, on Mridangam and violin, respectively.
Veena exponent Gopal Mudgal and Beauty Wall Spot web portal managing director Venkatesh Bhat were present among others.