Loading...
Performances2019-02-25T07:06:39+00:00

Concerts

Classical Concerts

Manasi musical style places emphasis on melody and soul, along with precision in rhythm and boundless creativity. Her classical Carnatic concerts feature a mix of traditional pieces that reflect the ancient tradition of her art, along with devotional compositions from across the length and breadth of the country. Manasi believes in connecting with her audience and always explains the context and significance of each composition, thus enabling audiences who may not be familiar with the intricacies of Carnatic music to also appreciate the form.

Thematic concerts

Manasi excels in expounding a theme through music, with eloquent explanations in both English and Kannada, depending on the audience. What sets her apart is her eclectic taste in music, and the ability to seamlessly traverse different musical idioms, languages and philosophies. This is what makes Manasi’s concerts appeal to the purist and the layman alike.

Some of her thematic concerts include:

  • An exclusive ragamalika concert, where all compositions were in more than one raga
  • Lesser known janakas (parent ragas) of popular janya (derived) ragas
  • Thematic concerts on a particular composer
  • An exclusive concert of women composers
  • “Daasaru kanda Krishna – Mira Prabhu Giridhari” – combining the compositions of the Haridasas and Mirabai
  • “Samarpan” – a tribute to Bharat Ratna MS Subbulakshmi through her iconic songs

Avadhana Pallavi

The Avadhana Pallavi is a unique aspect of Carnatic music that involves deep concentration and multitasking ability. The performer sings a Ragam –thanam –Pallavi while keeping count of two separate talas (rhythm cycles) in the right and left hands, while simultaneously exploring the nuances of the raga spontaneously. Manasi is among the first few artistes in her generation to have practiced this skill and she has rendered the Avadhana Pallavi in numerous concerts to great acclaim.

Contemporary classical music

Manasi believes that the essence of Indian music lies in its melody and poetry. She highlights these two aspects of music in her presentation of Contemporary Classical Music that traverses Carnatic fusion as well as unplugged renditions with the voice and piano. Her regular collaborators include the renowned pianist and music producer Shadrach Solomon, drummer Manjunath NS, ace south Indian percussionist Anoor Vinod Shyam and others. This presentation is ideal for corporate audiences.

Productions

Experience India

A 45-minute immersive journey showcasing the history of India through music, dance, yoga and storytelling. Perfect for international audiences, conferences and delegations.

Gana Yatra

A musical and spiritual pilgrimage showcasing unity in diversity of India, with devotional songs of various regions and religions, including Bhajan, Abhang, Gurbani, Buddhist chants, Sufi qawwali, Christian hymns and others. Features a 10 member ensemble with accomplished singers and musicians, showcasing the authentic instruments particular to each genre.

Olave Jeevana Saakshaatkara

Does the subject matter of a classical music concert always have to be devotional? Can we not sing of life, love, loss and longing? Manasi attempts to answer this question with a unique concert production, featuring classical compositions all themed around love in its many forms. This part-monologue, part-concert, part-theatrical experience is both thought-provoking and emotionally captivating.

Giridhara Mira

Manasi brings the story of Mirabai to life through a one-woman show that features her singing and dancing.

Corporate Workshops

Create. Communicate. Collaborate.

Manasi believes that the arts are extremely relevant to today’s times. Her dual background in music and management makes her a perfect candidate to deliver unique talks, seminars and workshops to corporate organizations. These sessions drive home ‘creativity, communication and collaboration’ through the arts, and open new vistas in thinking out of the box for corporate teams.

  • She is a regular visiting faculty for the GeoAmbassador program of Infosys BPM at their Mysore campus
  • She has conducted workshops at organizations such as Progress Software
  • She has given lectures on platforms such as the CII India Innovation summit, IIIT-B foundation day lecture, several Rotary club platforms, the Bangalore CEO Network etc.