The Day 3, Saturday, 12/1/2019, witnessed a wonderful session on the Indian Classical Music. Sreevalsan J. Menon was in conversation with popular Indian violinist L. Subramaniam. The session began with the book launch of 'Festival Beyond Boarders' authored by Dr. Subramaniam, as a tribute to his father and guru Dr. Lakshmi Narayan. The book is about the spread of Carnatic Music and Dr. Subramaniam’s experiences and his life at Sri Lanka.
"Among the states, Kerala is number one in cultural literacy too," said Dr. Subramaniam. He also opined that unlike Tamil Nadu or Bengaluru, the Carnatic Music has been pervading through from Trivandrum to Kasargode. ‘They are much aware and informed about the variations of classical music.’
Talking about the technical aspects of Carnatic Music, Dr. Subramaniam explained that improvising with the music and trying different ways to makes it live, demands the creativity from the musician. The audience raised their doubts regarding the future of classical music. According to L Subrahmanian, the social media is the reason why the new generation is glued to other genres of music rather than Carnatic. "It is up to the young musicians to decide whether to become a known artist or a great artist," added Dr. Subrahmaniam. The session ended after Sreevalsan J Menon recited some famous notes.