While the origins of Carnatic music can be traced back to the Natyasastra which has been dated to about 500 BC, it has remained a vibrant and living art form to this day. The Twentieth century (and the twenty first!) has seen a remarkable range of composers who have greatly enriched the concert repertoire. Their compositions span a range of languages and formats, from varnams to Krithis, with something for every level of musicians from beginners to experts.
The theme for this year's Composers day will be 20th Century compositions. The following is an (incomplete) list of some of these composers. We will continue to add to this list as rasikas and teachers register new compositions to sing.
Shruti Laya would like to celebrate this amazing group of composers in the next composers day on Saturday Dec.9 2017. As usual, this will be a full day program and all students and artists are invited to perform in groups (music or dance) at this event. There will be a participation fee of $5 per artist. There will also be an opportunity for two or three solo mini concerts or dance performances of 20 minutes each.
In order to have a successful composer's day event and ensure the widest range of participation, we shall have the following rules
As usual, we would like to avoid repetition. Please scroll through the list below, to make sure your choice of Keerthanas is not already taken.
We now have semi-automatic registration for the event. Please fill out the form below for the items that you wish to perform (separate form for each Keerthana) and click Submit. After we review the submissions (usually in a couple of days), they will be added to the list. We will reach out to you if the song you selected has already been allocated to someone else (if they requested the same song ahead of you).
Table of songs selected to date