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Introduction
'Movement for Understanding Sangeet - an Indian Concept' abbreviated as 'MUSIC', is a society working towards conservation and sustenance of the heritage of Indian Music and has planned a series of activities and taken up several projects to fulfil its moral and social obligations and achieve its objective in reaching its goal. These projects would surely make honest and good use of the funds that are being raised as MUSIC declares itself to be a non-profit organisation, whose funds are exclusively meant for achieving the Society's aims.

The Society distributes its activities in three divisions – Preservation, Publication and Programmes.

The Preservation Division is mainly assigned with the duties related to acquiring, cataloguing and maintaining tangible and intangible objects for an archive. MUSIC plans this archive to be a near-complete showcase of Indian Musical Heritage that will include a collection of audio and visual recordings (published and unpublished), musical instruments and other documents/objects pertaining to the purpose of the archive.

The Publication Division is presently engaged in preparing for the release of a journal accompanied by a CD ROM exclusively on Bangla Kirtan – Bengal’s only original classical form of music. This is a unique attempt and will hopefully succeed in explaining the objectives of MUSIC to the readers. Subsequently the Publication Division is also slated to undertake the responsibilities of publishing periodicals as well as audio and visual products pertaining to the purpose of the Society.

The Programmes Division is in charge of organising events that all the projects taken up by the Society culminate into. Several such programmes have been organised so far particularly with an eye to establish Indian Music as a self-sufficient academic faculty. A list of the programmes that we have held so far has been provided herewith.

MUSIC has an eMag section. Its link is also available as a logo inside the foldable navbar at the top of this page and also at the bottom of this page, just above the footer.

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1. Admission to Membership:

Any person including an artificial juridical person eligible to enter into a contract irrespective of the gender, faith or caste may be admitted as a member of the society provided he / she agrees to be guided by the Memorandum of Association and Regulations of the society.

The Governing Body shall be satisfied that the member admitted has interest in the advancement of the objects of the organisation and thereby Governing Body shall be the final authority to admit or refuse to admit a person as member.

The above shall not be applicable to the first members of the Governing Body as they happen to be automatically the only members of the society at the time of registration of the Society and till any new member is admitted.

2. Resignation and Removal of members and automatic cessation of membership:

A member lf the Governing Body shall be at liberty to resign from the membership of the Governing Body and such resignation shall be accepted by the Governing Body unless there is the question of recovery of any dues from the resigning member. The same rule shall apply to any office bearer intending to resign from the post held by him.

Removal of any member of the Governing Body shall automatically apply if the concerned member disqualifies himself or herself by virtue of section 28 of the Act.

Removal of a member of the Governing Body shall also be effected for anti-Society activities and for activities prejudicial to the interest of the organisation. However, in such cases the concerned member shall be afforded reasonable opportunity of self-defence by serving upon him a show-cause notice. The reply to the show-cause notice should be submitted within 3 weeks and on receipt thereof the same shall be examined by the Governing Body. In case, the member does not reply within 3 weeks, the Governing Body shall examine the papers and records substantiating the proof of the member’s anti-organisation activities. The decision of the Governing Body in respect of the concerned member's removal shall be binding upon him. However, no consequential damage or loss in case of subsequent withdrawal of removal of the member by the Governing Body shall be granted.

The above, as applicable to the members of Governing Body, shall apply to all members of the Society.

3. Classes of Members:

  1. Individual Member: An individual qualified to be a member of the Society in terms of para 3.1 ibid may be called an individual member of any of the following categories viz.,
    1. General Member by paying ordinary membership fee as may be determined by the Society from time to time and enjoying voting right;
    2. Honorary Member by accepting the offer of membership of honour or dignity without enjoying voting right;
    3. Associate Member by making himself eligible to avail of certain services on payment of the periodic requisite fee as may be fixed by the society from time to time and without enjoying voting right;
    4. Life Member by agreeing to pay a one-time fee equal to the membership fee payable by a General Member in seven years of his/her membership, renewable after ten years or till his/her death whichever is earlier.
  2. Institutional (or Corporate) Member: An artificial juridical person or a body corporate interested in the advancement and furtherance of the objects of a society may become the Institutional (or Corporate) member by paying such membership fee as may be fixed by the society from time to time. The Chief Executive or any other officer as may be nominated by the concerned organisation shall represent the organisation and enjoy the voting right on behalf of the organisation in the society.

4. Rights and Obligations of the Members:

  1. Only the General Members of the society have the right to elect and to be elected in any election of the society. However, defaulting Members shall not be allowed to take part or vote in a meeting;
  2. All the members have a right to take part in all the activities and programmes of the society, provided the Governing Body approves of their ability to do so;
  3. Each member shall be deemed as an asset by the society and the society will be willing to use best his/her developed and inherent capabilities relevant to the purpose of the society;
  4. No member shall complain if he/she is not included in any or a series of activities/projects/programmes of the society on account of his/her immaturity/incapability/ inconvenience (on his/her part or on part of the society) in that respect. He, however, will be expected to develop his/her abilities to take part in the next project/programme;
  5. A member shall not expect to be included in every project/programme even though his/her abilities to do so are best developed. The participants of each project/programme will be decided by the Convenor of that programme, who will be nominated from within the Governing Body and by the Governing Body;
  6. The members will not take it as an exception if the Governing Body requisitions the services of other people (non members) on particular occasions;
  7. Members may submit suggestions for discussion to the Governing Body. However, whether any such discussion will actually take place will be entirely the decision of the Governing Body and no member can complain if his/her suggestion is not discussed in any subsequent meeting;
  8. A member has the right to inspect and be aware of the accounts and proceedings of the Society with prior appointment;
  9. A member will be provisionally eligible to subsidies/ discounts, while he/she is subscribing to and/or paying for any facility/ opportunity/ material, organized/ published/ presented by the society. However, when to provide such services and who is eligible to avail of it will only be decided by the society;
  10. A member has the right to clear all dues relating to his/her membership in time;
  11. A member has the right to uphold self-esteem and hold the society in high esteem.

In case you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us and ask your question in brief.

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Preservation

Person in Charge: SATYAKAM SEN

The Preservation Division is mainly assigned with the duties related to acquiring, cataloguing and maintaining tangible and intangible objects for an ARCHIVE.
MUSIC plans this archive to be a near-complete showcase of Indian Musical Heritage.

The Archive already contains :

Unpublished photographs of Rabindranath Tagore;
Unpublished letters by eminent personalities related to Indian Music like Indira Devi Chaudhurani, Sukhendu Goswami and others;
An exercise book of Pandit Harihar Sukla containing music lessons;
Rare Photographs of some of the greatest exponents of Indian Music ever, including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Santidev Ghosh, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, Rahul Dev Burman and other maestros of the present and the past;
Exclusive photographs of Guru Govindan Kutty and Smt. Purnima Ghosh in rehearsal for Guru Govindan Kutty’s last performance on stage;
A collection of more than 50 rare gramophone records, including those of Binodini Dasi, Indubala Dasi, Angurbala Dasi, Kamala Jharia, Krishnachandra Dey and many others;
Rare and vintage musical instruments...

...and much more...

Publications

Person in Charge: TANIKA BHATTACHARYA

The first publication of MUSIC is a journal accompanied by a CD ROM exclusively on Bangla Kirtan – Bengal's only original classical form of music. This is a unique attempt and will hopefully succeed in explaining the objectives of MUSIC to the readers.

The contents of the Journal are illustrated below :

EDITOR: TANIKA BHATTACHARYA
COVER ILLUSTRATION: NIRMALYA GUHA
LAYOUT DESIGN: SNIGDHADEB SENGUPTA
The Many Faces of Bangla Kirtan
The sophisticated touch of Bengali thought which characterizes kirtan is unmatched by all other forms of devotional music across India.
The true significance of kirtan lies essentially in music, over and above its historical, social and religious implications. And that is a real reward.
BY SUDHIR CHAKRABARTI
TRANSLATION BY NILANJAN DAS
Kirtana: Speaking in Musicking
It is matter of regret, that this type of high quality song is now endangered. I think it is very difficult to preserve all the subtleties of high quality musicking in these days of speed capitalism.
BY DEBAPRASAD BANDYOPADHYAY
Revisiting Time: A Partial Reading of Vaishnav Padabali
In the late century Vaishnavgeeti was on the one hand popular but on the other measured by utilitarian time was also condemned. However it appears that dimension of time represented in Vaishnav literature, was being neglected by progressive concept of time.
BY BISWAJIT RAY
TRANSLATION BY TAJUDDIN AHMED
Srimati Sukla Hazra in interview with MUSIC
"...one can hardly say that Kirtana is a folk tradition. Of course Kirtana is influenced by many folk and regional traditions. But it has every feature of a classical musical system."
INTERVIEW BY TANIKA BHATTACHARYA
TRANSLATION AND TRANSCRIPTION BY NILANJAN DAS
For the live audio recording of the interview, refer to track 3 of the CD
Styles and Gharanas in Kirtan
The Rarh region in Bengal is a seat of music. The Vaishnavas, after the advent of Sri Mahaprabhu, established various new centers of intellectual pursuitsand music at such places. Among them Srikhanda and Kandara the relatively old centresand Moynadal, a new one, were all situated in Birbhum.
BY KAUSHIK CHOUDHURY
TRANSLATION BY TANIKA BHATTACHARYA
For demonstrations of various gharanas of Kirtan refer to track 4 of the CD
The Talas of Sri Khol
The tala system of Sri Khol has its parallel in the tala system of Tabla the main accompanying percussion instrument of the Hindustani Classical Music. The reason behind this similarity is obviously structural.
BY KAUSHIK CHOUDHURY
TRANSLATION BY TANIKA BHATTACHARYA
For demonstrations of the talas refer to track 2 of the CD

DEPARTMENTS :

  • EDITORIAL
  • IN CONVERSATION : Sri Sandipan Samajpati, after becoming the first recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, in conversation with Snigdhadeb Sengupta, the Secretary of MUSIC.

...and much more...

THE JOURNAL COMES WITH A FREE GIFT: AN AUDIO CD-ROM

THE CD-ROM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  1. Sri Kaushik Chowdhury, a renowned Sree Khol (a classical percussion insrument traditionally used as an accompaniment with Kirtan) player has contributed an article to the journal. The article is titled 'Talas of Sree Khol', where Sri Chowdhury has sighted twelve different rhythm schemes, used with Kirtan. In the C.D. ROM, Sri Chowdhury demonstrates these talas to provide easy practical references to the readers.
  2. Also in the C.D. ROM will be a full-length interview (recorded live) of Smt. Sukla Hajra (daughter of the legendary KirtaniyaKirtanrasasagar Rathin Ghosh) and Sri Dinen Nandi, two veterans who have devoted their careers for the advancement of this classical form of music. We conclude the C.D. with demonstrations of specimens from the five different Gharanas of Bangla Kirtan sung by Smt. Hajra and Sri Nandi. These will provide a frame of reference for the readers in relation to an article by Smt. Tanika Bhattacharya, who has the responsibility to edit the journal on behalf of MUSIC.

Subsequently the Publication Division of MUSIC has published a special volume to commemorate the 40th year of the release of Satyajit Ray’s 'Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne', the most memorable chapter in the history of Bengali musical cinema. The volume was titled BHARSHAPHURTI.

The contents of this special publication are as follows:

EDITOR: SNIGDHADEB SENGUPTA

COVER: LAYOUT DESIGN AND EXECUTION BASED ON AN ADVERTISEMENT DESIGNED BY SATYAJIT RAY

BY SUBHASISH SUR AND SNIGDHADEB SENGUPTA

PHOTOGRAPHS: MOSTLY FROM THE ARCHIVE OF SRI NEMAI GHOSH, THE RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER

AND

THE PHOTOBIOGRAPHER OF SATYAJIT RAY and also from the archive of AAJKAAL

STILL FRAMES FROM THE FILM: COURTESY – SMT. PURNIMA DUTTA (of Purnima Pictures)

This volume includes special contributions from:

  1. Sri Dulal Dutta - the editor of the film and several other Satyajit Ray films
  2. Sri Soumyendu Roy - Cinematographer of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and several other Satyajit Ray films
  3. Sri Nemai Ghosh - renowned photographer and photobiographer of Satyajit Ray
  4. Sri Tapen Chattopadhyay - the man who brought Goopy Gyne alive on screen
  5. Sri Anup Ghoshal - the voice of Goopy
  6. Sri Subhash Chowdhury - eminent musicologist
  7. Sri Kalyan Sen Barat - eminent stage personality and musician, director of the stage-drama produced by Calcutta Choir, based on Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
  8. Sri Sandip Ray - eminent film-maker and son of Satyajit Ray

...and much more...

TO ORDER A COPY OF THE JOURNAL, E-MAIL YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER TO:

studyofsangeet@yahoo.co.in

WE WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU AND LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THE FORMALITIES.

PLEASE MENTION WHICH PUBLICATION YOU ARE ORDERING (KIRTAN OR BHARSHAPHURTI)

DELIVERY CHARGES PAYABLE FOR OUTSTATION ORDERS

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR ORDERS OF BOTH JOURNALS TOGETHER

Programmes & Events

Person in Charge: SNIGDHADEB SENGUPTA

Programmes are temporarily halted, but upcoming programmes will be announced again once the activities resume.

All the projects and regular activities that MUSIC performs usually culminate into a programme. The nature of the programme may be a performance, a seminar, a lecture demonstration, a workshop and a combination of some or all of them. THE PROGRAMMES DIVISION of MUSIC has been coordinating all such programmes that MUSIC has organized so far.

In a way, the programmes division works as the main supporting wing to all other segments of the Society. Besides, the Programmes Division also has the liberty to hold programmes on its own.

MUSIC presented 'RAMYAGEETI-R GAAN : EI PRAJANMER GAYAN (Bengali Modern Songs of the olden days sung by singers of this generation) on 21st Sept 2014 (Sunday) at 6 PM at 'ANKUR', Regent Estate, Kolkata (Near Regent Estate Govt Qrs, off Jadavpur Sulekha) Performers: Sreyashi Chakraborty, Adrika Sarkar, Gourab Sarkar, Arunasish Roy, Payel Kar, Snigdhadeb Sengupta and Tanika Bhattacharya.
MUSIC is proud to be an associate of the first ever Audio Visual Exhibition in Kolkata, titled "Voices of India", inaugurated on 23rd August 2013, 6pm at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Ho, Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata, curated by the Archive of Indian Music, Bangaluru and organized by Weavers Studio, Kolkata.
The exhibition remained open from 11 am to 7 pm everyday, including holidays from 24th August to 5th September 2013. Exhibits included photographs and records from the collection of MUSIC. The exhibition was again seen from 7th to 15th September 2013, at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Southern Avenue, Kolkata, where the Honorable Governor of West Bengal inaugurated the event on 7th September.
Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay: '80 years young'
জটিলেশ্বর মুখোপাধ্যায়ের শতায়ু কামনায়...

MUSIC Listeners' Club celebrated the contribution of Sri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay in Bengali as well as Indian Music on 06 February 2013, as he turned 80 in December 2012. Some eminent artistes, who have been his associates and have sung his compositions, performed along with the veteran himself in a soiree. This was an evening to remember for all music lovers.

Apart from the maestro, some of the dignitaries present who sang or talked were:

(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Chandrabali Rudra Dutta
Gautam Ghoshal
Haimanti Shukla
Kabir Suman
Srikanta Acharya

11/Nov/2012 - Annual General Meeting (2012) of MUSIC was held which was followed by BIjoya Sammilani.

Commemorating Sangeetacharya Jnan Prakash Ghosh and Subhash Chowdhury (23rd and 24th July 2012 respectively).

22/Jun/2012 - A workshop on Rabindrasangeet.

19/May/2012 - Lecture demonstration by Sri Karunaprasad Dey to commemorate the birth centenary of Hemanga Biswas. The family members of Hemanga Biswas were our honoured guests for the evening.
DATE: 7th August 2011
EVENT: Guitar recital by Sri Angshujit Sarkar
VENUE: Golf Green Phase-I AOA Hall
PROGRAMME DETAILS: Angshujit Sarkar, a young and promising disciple of Pt. Kushal Das, was accompanied on the Tabla by Bivas Sangai, as he played Raga Puriya Dhanashree on Guitar. A modified form of this originally western instrument sounded very close to Sitar in portions. Angshujit later played a few light songs also.
DATE: 11th June and 19th June 2011
EVENT: Rabindrasangeet Competition for school students ... with a difference
VENUE: Indumati Sabhagriha and Dr.Triguna Sen Auditorium, Jadavpur University Campus
PROGRAMME DETAILS: This event was the last in the yearlong series of events held by MUSIC to celebrate the 150th year of Rabindranath Tagore. MUSIC always intended to organize an event only for the students and in its first attempt MUSIC had hearty response from 5 districts in South Bengal as students from IX to XII standards came to compete.
All the ten finalists faced a strong challenge and held great promise for the future. Sri Prasun Dasgupta, Smt. Srinanda Mukhopadhyay and Sri Aniruddha Singha were the honourable judges. Sri Srikanto Acharya was present durig the prize-giving ceremony.
DATE: 6th March 2011
EVENT: Talk on 'The Wonder Book of Harendra Kishore' and a Rabindrasangeet Recital by Smt.Ratna Biswas
VENUE: Golf Green Phase-I AOA Hall
PROGRAMME DETAILS: In 1929, Harendra Kishore Roychowdhury, the Zamindar of Ramgopalpur in Mymensingh District of the present Bangladesh, wrote an unnasuming book in English that contained the biographies and, believe it or not, photographs of 24 premier classical musicians of contemporary India. About 82 years later, Snigdhadeb Sengupta came across this treasure called THE MUSICIANS OF INDIA and shared his reading experience with the house in an intriguing talk. In the later half of the programme Smt.Ratna Biswas presented a few Rabindrasangeet.
DATE: 27th & 28th November
EVENT: Rabi Smaran (Tribute to Rabindranath Tagore)
VENUE: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata
DATE: 13th June
EVENT: Nazrul Prasanga - Songs and elocutions related to some works of Kazi Nazrul Islam
VENUE: Golf Green Phase- I Apartment Owners’ Association Hall
PROGRAMME DETAILS: MUSIC presented 'Nazrul Prasanga' - Songs and elocutions related to some works of Kazi Nazrul Islam.
DATE: 2nd May
EVENT: MUSIC's tribute to Tagore's Nobel Prize-winning collection of poems on its centenary
VENUE: Paschimbanga Bangla Academy
PROGRAMME DETAILS: Lecture-demonstration by SRI SUBHASH CHAUDHURI on Gitanjalir Gaan (THE SONGS OF GITANJALI). The session featured a few songs, chosen by the speaker himself and rendered by Arindam Rakshit and Sritama Ganguly.
DATE: 21st February
EVENT: MUSIC's Listeners' Club Programme
VENUE: Golf Green Phase- I Apartment Owners’ Association Hall
PROGRAMME DETAILS: On the International Mother Tongue Day, 21st February, MUSIC presented a lecture-demonstration on SCOPE OF ANIMAL MOVEMENTS IN BHARAT NATYAM by SUCHARITA SHARMA (view illustrated page). An added attraction was vocal music by highly talented members of MUSIC. With reference to one such song, the Hon'ble President of MUSIC, Shri Prasad Sen went back to the old, golden days which kept the audience spellbound and made them utterly nostalgic.
DATE: 19th December
EVENT: MUSIC's Annual Programme
VENUE: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata
  • The best of the present generation of Hindusthani Classical Musicians from Bengal
  • Sri Sandipan Samajpati (Vocal) and Sri Soumalya Chakarborty (Sitar)
DATE: 23rd August
EVENT: Sarangi Recital by Sri Debasish Halder
VENUE: Golf Green Phase- I Apartment Owners’ Association Hall
DATE: 21st June
EVENT: WORLD MUSIC DAY
VENUE: Golf Green Phase- I Apartment Owners' Association Hall

MUSIC celebrated World Music Day in fine style this time.

Sri Kalyan Kamal Roy, a musician, a collector of rare and invaluable recorded music and, above all, a passionate music-listener with a rare academic tilt, delivered a lecture-demonstration.

In the session he told us the story of how World Music, particularly Western Music, started influencing music in India, how the trend gradually ebbed out and how the tides turned subsequently.

MUSIC serve with a chance to witness something rare which one seldom gets to know about Indian Music and its Relation to World Music from such a unique perspective.

The session was an effort of the MUSIC Listeners' Club. You can very well call it a programme "by a listener, for the listeners and of the listeners".

DATE: 2nd May (birthday of Late Satyajit Ray)
EVENT: 40 years of Satyajit Ray's Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne
VENUE: West Bengal Bangla Academy (behind Nandan)

SATYAJIT RAY'S GOOPY GYNE BAGHA BYNE was released on 8th of May in the year 1969. It was the most glorious chapter in the history of Bengali as well as Indian musical cinema. Just a week ahead of the 40th anniversary of the release of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, on the birthday of the master filmmaker, MUSIC paid tribute to the classic by releasing a special publication. The publication boasts of invaluable contributions from people associated with the film and other eminent personalities. Photographs of and illustrations by the Master himself also embellish it.

The contributors to the publication include :

  • Dulal Dutta: Editor of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and several other Ray films.
  • Shoumyendu Roy: Cinematographer of Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne and several other Ray films.
  • Nemai Ghosh: Photo-biographer of Satyajit Ray.
  • Tapen Chatterjee: The man who brought Goopy Gyne alive on screen.
  • Anup Ghoshal: The voice of Goopy Gyne.
  • Subhash Choudhuri: Eminent musicologist.
  • Kalyan Sen Barat: Stage personality and composer who has conceived and is successfully presenting a drama based on Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.
  • Sandip Ray: Eminent filmmaker and son of Satyajit Ray, inspiration for Ray’s first film for children, viz., Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.

...and others.

Editor: Snigdhadeb Sengupta

The release function also comprised of a lecture by littérateur and musicologist Sudhir Chakraborty.

Keeping in mind the forthcoming birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, MUSIC also organized a very different and special lecture-demonstration by honorary member and Tagore-researcher Manas Mukhopadhyay.

13th December (Sat) at 5:30 PM
MUSIC’s 2nd Annual Programme.
At Madhusudan Mancha (Dhakuria, Kolkata)

List of Artistes :

  • Sri Srikanto Acharya
  • Smt. Tanika Bhattacharya
  • Sri Snigdhadeb Sengupta
    and
  • Smt. Anwesha Duttagupta

PROGRAMME PROFILE :

2008 marks the completion of the birth centenary of Surasagar Himangshu Kumar Dutta and also the beginning of the birth centenary of Pandit Bhishmadeb Chattopadhyay. Thus this is a landmark year in the history of Bangla Music, if not Indian Music at large.

The first decade of 20th century a few extraordinary people like Pankaj Kumar Mullick, Sachin Dev Burman, Gyanedra Prasad Goswami, Himangshu Kumar Dutta, Bhishmadev Chattopadhyay and Tarapada Chakraborty were born. Besides other contributions these legendary personalities later helped determine the true sentiment of Bangla Music. The trait that they made Bangla Music flow through has subsequently been recognized and largely accepted by one and all as the vintage flavour of Bangla Music. In this sense these legends gave Bangla Songs its identity and shaped its character.

By selecting Bangla Gaan as the theme for this year’s annual programme, MUSIC paid tribute to this decade that saw the birth of such stalwarts.

OTHER DETAILS IN RELATION TO THE PROGRAMME :

MUSIC also planned to publish the special souvenir to simultaneously commemorate the following landmark events in the history of Indian Music :

  1. The fortieth year of Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, the most memorable episode in the history of Bangla musical cinema.
  2. The golden jubilee of Vividha Bharati, All India Radio’s ultimate vehicle through which music has been reaching the masses.
Jun 21
Violin Recital
Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall
Sri Biswajit Roychowdhury, a disciple of Pandit V.G. Jog, played violin on the occasion of WORLD MUSIC DAY, 2008. He was accompanied on the Tabla by Sri Sabyasachi Sarkar. This was MUSIC’s first session of instrumental music.
Jun 01
Variety
Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall

Sri Prasad Sen, the president and the seniormost member of MUSIC, is one of the recipients of the West Bengal State Sangeet Natak Academy Award for 2008. He has been bestowed with the honour as a mark of acknowledgement of his lifelong achievements in Music.

Smt. Anwesha Duttagupta, the youngest member of MUSIC is the runner up in Amul Star Voice of India Chhote Ustad (2008).

MUSIC celebrated their achievements at the Golf Green Phase I Apartment Owners’ Association Hall.

Apr 18
Kirtan
Sri Aurobindo Bhavan
8, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata

Smt Sukla Hazra, the daughter of the Kirtan Samrat and Sri Dinen Nandi, both leading exponents of Kirtan in the present times, rendered a complete performance of Pala Kirtan. The Preservation Division of MUSIC exhibited musical instruments used by Rathin Ghosh, certificates and letters of honour achieved by him and other articles related to the maestro, on the occasion. The exposition also included a few items from the collection of MUSIC.

MUSIC dedicated this session to the memory of Kirtan Samrat Rathin Ghosh.

Feb 24
Sri Prasun Dasgupta (Lecture-demonstration)
Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall

Sri Prasun Dasgupta delivered an elaborate lecture demonstration on the topic 'Brahmasangeet – Nana Prasanga' (Brahmasangeet - Various Contexts). In this session some rare and old records that are now a part of the collection of MUSIC, were displayed.

The Listeners’ Club of MUSIC dedicated this session to the memory of the marked exponent and Guru of Hindusthani Classical Music and the ex professor in charge of the Bengal Music College, University of Calcutta, Debi Ranjan Badyopadhyay.

Dec 09
• Dr. J.K. Sengupta
(Lecture)
• Satabhisha Ghosh
(Rabindrasangeet)
Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall

The speaker for the evening was Dr. J.K. Sengupta. he lectured on Music Therapy for Alleviation of Various Diseases and on Normal Persons.

The programme also featured Satabhisha Ghosh, a little girl who is an exceptional talent in Rabindrasangeet.

Oct O1
MUSIC’s First Annual Programme
G.D. Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata

• Vocals: Ustad Rashid Khan and Dr. Subhadra Desai.

• Accompaniments: Pandit Anandagopal Bandyopadhyay (Tabla), Sri Jyoti Goho (Harmonium), Sri Kharak Singh (Tabla), Sri Gaurab Chatterjee (Harmonium).

• Felicitations: Smt. Sukla Hazra and Sri Dinen Nandi.

Dr. Desai was accompanied by Sri Gaurab Chatterjee and Sri Kharak Singh.

USTAD RASHID KHAN was accompanied by Sri Jyoti Goho and Pandit Anandagopal Bandyopadhyay. The trio of maestros, very known to the listeners of Indian Music, concluded the programme.
Sep 28

• Sri Prasad Sen

• Sri Surajit Sengupta

Press Club, Kolkata
MUSIC hosted a press conference at the Press Club, Kolkata, to showcase its first annual programme featuring Dr. Subhadra Desai and USTAD RASHID KHAN. The press meet was also meant to make the media aware about the proceedings of the Society. Eminents like Sri Prasad Sen (a legendary singer and guru and the President of MUSIC) and Sri Surajit Sengupta (ex Indian footballer, media personality and a member of MUSIC) were present on the occasion.
Aug 18

• Snigdhadeb Sengupta
(Lecture-demonstration)

Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall
The topic for the session was Music in Films - highlighting the contributions of Mohammed Rafi. Music commemorated the death anniversary (July 31) of this legend in Indian playback singing, through this programme.
Jun 21 (World Music Day)

• Sri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay
(Inaugural Lecture)

• Snigdhadeb Sengupta
(Lecture-demonstration)

Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall

The inauguration of MUSIC Listeners’ Club and celebration of World Music Day.

MUSIC started its Listeners’ Club on World Music Day, June 21, 2007. The members listened to recorded versions of Malhar ke Prakar (the different varieties of Malhar), performed by maestros of Hindusthani Sangeet and also discussed a few popular and interesting aspects about Malhar and other monsoon melodies. Sri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay graced the occasion with his inspiring presence. MUSIC also formally initiated the proceedings of its Preservation Division on the evening as it acquired a few very rare and valuable photographs, letters and other documents of immense archival value.

May 19
Event
Sri Aurobindo Bhavan
8, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata

• Vocals: Sri Aniruddha Singha, Sri Arindam Rakshit, Smt Rohini Roy Choudhury, Smt Sritama Gangopadhyay, Smt Sunrita Dutta.

• Dance: Smt Piyali Dasgupta, Smt Sucharita Sharma and the members of Debarpan Centre for Dance.

• Recitations: Sri Tapas Choudhury, Smt Swapna Dey, Smt Antara Das, Sri Subir Bandyopadhyay.

• Accompaniments: Sri Anjan Bandyopadhyay, Sri Panchanan Debnath, Sri Somnath Das, Sri Prasenjit Sengupta.

MUSIC in association with Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Shakespeare Sarani Kolkata, presented a unique event. Sri Amit Gangopadhyay came up with a script that included poems by Jibanananda Das and Songs of Rabindranath Tagore. MUSIC prepared a collage of poems dance and songs out of it and offered something that had not happened before.

The entire event was coordinated by Sri Satyakam Sen.

Sri Sudhir Chakraborty, the frontline literary personality and noted scholar spoke on “Rabindranath O Jibanananda” at the outset.

Apr 14

• Sri Arindam Rakshit

• Smt. Anwesha Duttagupta (Vocals)

Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall

On the eve of Poila Baisakh, the Bengali new year’s day (April 14, 2007), MUSIC launched its official website, www.moveforsangeet.com in a cozy and homely event that included the members and a few other close acquaintances. Sri Arnab Roy Chowdhury, a member of MUSIC and the man behind the planning and layout designing of the website stressed the need for any serious endeavour around the world to go on the web in the present context.

A brief musical programme that followed, included recitals by two stars of the future.

The official website of MUSIC was launched.

Mar 03

• Sri Timir Ghosh (Vocal)

• Smt. Chandrabali Rudra Dutta (Vocal)

• Smt. Sucharita Sharma and the members of her troop (Dance)

• Smt. Tanika Bhattacharya (Vocal)

• Sri Snigdhadeb Sengupta (Vocal)

Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners Assocn. Hall

This was a concert co-organized by the Golf Green Central Co-ordination Committee as a part of the Basanta Utsab. MUSIC celebrated the colours of spring, on the evening of Doljatra through a presentation titled 'Nrityageet-ey Dol O Basanta' (Dance and Music to Celebrate Spring and The Festival of Colours).

All the performers for the evening morally endorsed the motto of MUSIC and hence are eventually the esteemed members of MUSIC.

The First performance session of MUSIC

Jan 14

• Sri Nirmalya Guha
(Lecture–demonstration)

Golf Green Phase–I Apartment Owners' Assocn. Hall
Sri Nirmalya Guha, a noted scholar in Linguistics with a mellifluous voice and a rich formal training in both branches of Indian Classical Music, Carnatic and Hindusthani, spoke on 'Carnatic and Hindusthani – an Intradisciplinary Dialogue in Indian Music'. An interactive session and a brief musical programme followed the lecture.
Dec 28
• Dr. Subhadra Desai
(Lecture–demonstration)
• Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty
(Guest performer)
DC 2/7 Golf Green, Phase–I, Kolkata
The Inaugural Session of MUSIC

Dr. Subhadra Desai, a disciple of Pandit Madhup Mudgal, addressed a distinguished gathering in the inaugural lecture-demonstration session of MUSIC. Dr. Desai ably bears the torch of the exceptional gayaki developed and cultivated by her Dadaguru Pandit Kumar Gandharva. She has recently been awarded with a Ph.D. degree by the Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi for her study regarding the 'Musical Heritage of Valmiki-Ramayana'. This was Dr. Desai's first lecture on the theme of her doctoral thesis. A few Nirgun Bhajans and a Rabindrasangeet from the contemplative vocalist followed the lecture.

MUSIC was honoured to have the unparalleled genius of Patiala gharana in the present times, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, in this session. The master himself concluded the programme with a Bhagvat-stotram and a Guruvandana.

Governing Body
Chart column reference :
Name
Works for MUSIC as
Occupation
Photograph
Present (3rd) Governing Body :
Srikanto Acharya
Honorary President
Singer and Composer
Snigdhadeb Sengupta
Honorary General Secretary
Service (Teacher)
Satyakam Sen
Honorary Joint Secretary
Service
Tanika Bhattacharya
Honorary Joint Secretary
Service (Lecturer)
Aryak Gupta
Honorary Treasurer
Service
Santanu Ray
Honorary Member of the
Governing Body
Service
Sharmistha Goswami Chatterjee
Honorary Member of the
Governing Body
Service (Media)
2nd Governing Body :
Prasad Sen
Honorary President
Retired Selection Grade Lecturer
Srikanto Acharya
Honorary Member of the
Governing Body
Singer and Composer
Snigdhadeb Sengupta
Honorary General Secretary
Service (Teacher)
Satyakam Sen
Honorary Joint Secretary
Service
Tanika Bhattacharya
Honorary Joint Secretary
Service (Lecturer)
Aryak Gupta
Honorary Treasurer
Service
Santanu Ray
Honorary Member of the
Governing Body
Service
The first Governing Body of MUSIC (till 2010) :
Prasad Sen
Honorary President
Retired Selection Grade Lecturer
Snigdhadeb Sengupta
Honorary General Secretary
Service (Teacher)
Santanu Ray
Honorary Joint Secretary
Service
Tanika Bhattacharya
Honorary Joint Secretary
Service (Lecturer)
Aryak Gupta
Honorary Treasurer
Service
Purnima Ghosh
Honorary Member of the
Governing Body
Dancer
Madhusri Ganguli
Honorary Member of the
Governing Body
Service (Teacher)
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The website of MUSIC (earlier version of this one) was officially launched way back in the year 2007, on April 14, at an event of MUSIC celebrating the Bangla Nababarsho (Bengali New Year's Day) in the evening. Just as a memory, the archived version of that older site can still be viewed by clicking HERE (it will open in a new window and this page will remain intact), but please note that phone viewers will not be comfortable with its PC based layout and will have to adjust the views with some difficulty.