VISMAYA - AN INDO CELTIC
A two part recording
featuring all of the 39 nottusvara sahityas of Muthusvami Dikshitar
recorded with Indian
voices and largely Celtic orchestration. Now available
and CD BABY.
Watch videoclip on Youtube.
Released by the ASIA label,
Kanniks' recording of Banaras presents Neelakantha - a swarakshara swarajati as well as dhrupads
and compositions of Muthusvami Dikshitar in praise of the timeless
city of Banaras. Banaras is now available on
Released by the ASIA label, Tamil
Marai is a presentation of the recordings of Kanniks over
the last 12 years, wherein he has presented ancient tamil
verses in the contemporary idiom. Tamil Marai is now
Kanniks' first album
is a contemporary musical rendition of the Tamil hymns
of the Alwars of the first millennium CE, in praise of
the ancient temple at Srirangam, India. Based on classical
raagas, and set to tunes easily accessible to a wide audience
base, Tiruvarangam still sells in Chennai, 13 years after
its first release.
"Tiruvarangam is a masterpiece....No
other song can evoke the same sublime feeling as amalanAdi
pirAn in tiruvarangam"
- Crazy Mohan, Leading Playwright and dialogue writer,
"The simplicity of the music,
couched in rich orchestration makes you get the classical
- Khaantan - Film Director, Chennai, India
Released in 1994 by AVM Audio celebrates
the mountain trek to the pilgrimage center Sabari mala.
Sabari has been praised for its original lyrical richness
and the strong current of classicism in a contemporary
"The music of Sabari is
- gnAnabhUmi, Tamil monthly, Chennai
A musical Celebration of
Spring is a studio recording of the music of
a musical theater production BASANT, conceived and composed
by Kanniks in 1994. Proceeds from the sales of this album
were used to fund developmental projects in India. (Watch
video clip on Youtube).
Produced for the KumbhabhishEkam
of the Murugan shrine at the Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati,
is rendition of tEvAram hymns in their traditional melodies
and a rendition of the tiruppukazh hymns of the 2nd millennium
CE in a contemporary classical form.