THE CELNATIC EXPERIENCE
The project completed for my culminating experience was a compilation in an audio-visual form of pieces of South Indian Classical music, which were composed based on western notes mainly in C major scale. These pieces referred to as nottuswara (notes), have been composed in the early eighteenth century in India by Muthuswami Dikshitar inspired by the Irish bands that used to play European airs at Fort St. George, Madras Presidency of the British East India Company. Nottuswara compositions are short rhyme like songs that are penned in Sanskrit, which is an old Indo-Aryan language and are sung in praise of God. Around forty songs were composed out of which only 36 have been revived and notated. There is an influence of Celtic music in all these compositions.
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Kumar, Sahana. “THE CELNATIC EXPERIENCE.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2016. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-global-entertainment-business/313