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Carnatic music is renowned for its heavy use of ornaments, referred to in South India as gamakas. These oscillations, fleeting leaps, and subtle touches give the ragas their individual character – conveying nuances of mood that could not otherwise be expressed.
This lecture-demonstration will present an introduction to Carnatic gamaka and raga, demonstrated by the ethnomusicologist and violinist Lara Pearson, alongside audio-visual presentation of her research on South Indian raga performance.
The left-hand technique required to produce the gamakas on the violin will be explored through video and 3D motion-capture footage, while the microtonal intervals typical of certain Carnatic ragas will also be discussed.
Presented in association with Gem Arts
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