laya VinyAsa - percussion ensemble @ Bangalore Gayana Samaja , Talavadyotsava

Conferring of Awards by Percussive Arts Centre (founded by Sangeetha Kalarathna Bangalore K. Venkatram) , Organizers of the 5 Day music festival.

1.) Palani Subramanya Pillai Memorial Centenary Award to Smt. D.K.PattamAl

2.) Palghat Maini Iyer Memorial Award to mridangam maestro Sri Madurai T.Srinivasan

3.) Bangalore K. Venkataram Memorial Award to Dr. R. Sathyanarayana

4.) H. Puttachar Memorial Award to Sri N. Vasudev

5.) PAC - CMANA Endowment Prize to Sri B.S. ArunKumar (Courtesy: Carnatic Music Association of North America)

This was followed by laya VinyAsa a TAla VAdya Kucheri by Vrushti (Percussion Ensemble Of Percussive Arts Centre) directed by Anoor Anathakrishna Sharma, B.Krishna (mridangam - shadja), G.Guruprasanna (khanjira), B.S.Arun Kumar (drums), Anoor Anathakrishna Sharma (dolu /thavil), Udayraj Karpur (tabla), B.C.Manjunath (konakkol & mridangam - panchama) with M.K.Pranesh (flute)

The composition was a raga malika in Kalyani, ShankarAbharanam and ShanmukhapriyA and set in Adi Tala. Each of the percussionists was a master in his own right and they played a host of intricate and difficult Laya patterns. Despite so many instruments being played simultaneously, the overall effect was very pleasing to the ears. The concert was an absolute treat for LayA fanatics as rhythm is about complex mathematical calculations. Vidwan Anoor Anathakrishna Sharma proved his mettle as a percussionist and composer.

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