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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showcase of Indian Musical Heritage that will include a collection of audio and visual recordings (published and unpublished), musical instruments and other documents/objects pertaining to the purpose of the archive.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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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 :
...and much more...
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 :
...and much more...
THE JOURNAL COMES WITH A FREE GIFT: AN AUDIO CD-ROM
THE CD-ROM INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
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.
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
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:
...and much more...
TO ORDER A COPY OF THE JOURNAL, E-MAIL YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER TO:
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
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 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)
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.
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".
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 :
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.
List of Artistes :
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 :
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
• Sri Prasad Sen
• Sri Surajit Sengupta
• Snigdhadeb Sengupta
• Sri Jatileshwar Mukhopadhyay
• Snigdhadeb Sengupta
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.
• 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.
• Sri Arindam Rakshit
• Smt. Anwesha Duttagupta (Vocals)
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.
• 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)
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
• Sri Nirmalya Guha
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.
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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.