|Steeped in the traditions of
South Indian Carnatic music, the songs of ARUNA SAYEERAM are above all
religious and have been sung for centuries in temples and in the courts
of kings and noblemen, always as an offering to the Gods. But this music
is not just a spiritual experience. It is adorned with an accomplished
art, fully developed in the research of a style and virtuosity particular
to her music.
Reaching out from medieval repertory
to a living oral tradition, ARUNA SAYEERAM and DOMINIQUE VELLARD have created
an inspiring and fascinating musical concert of LITURGICAL CHANTS AND DEVOTIONAL
SONGS that seeks correspondences in the modes, texts, moods and impressions
of each others traditions. This encounter is a play of questions and responses
between two different conceptions of rhythm and mode, but united by the
final destination of a chant which in both traditions is conceived
as a medium between human beings and divinity.