Please note that due to the large number of interested performers and limited number of available concerts, we cannot guarantee that completion of this form results in a confirmed concert. Brindavani reserves the right to make all final decisions about concert scheduling.
***If you've performed at a Brindavani event in the past, you do not need to fill out this application! ***
For main artists and instrumental accompaniments, this means performing with:-Previous experience performing with accompanists/as an accompanist in a traditional concert format-Good pitch and command over gamakhas-An understanding and grasp of thalam and layam-Manodharma -- at least alapana, neraval, and kalpana swaram -- in a fair amount of ragams and thalams -For main artists: the ability to plan and execute a clean concert, with help if necessary-For accompanists: the ability to respond to the main artist's manodharma (with prior knowledge of their raga/song choices) and support the main artist
For percussive accompaniments, this means having:-Previous experience performing as an accompanist in a traditional concert format-The ability to accompany songs, neraval, and kalpana swaram in all common thalams (at least Adi, Rupaka, Misra Chapu, and Kanda Chapu) with adherance to layam-The ability to follow kanakku found in songs or kalpana swaram-The ability to play a 5 minute thani in at least Adi, Rupaka, Misra Chapu, and Kanda Chapu-The ability to support the main artist
The Brindavani Team reserves the right to make the final judgement about whether participants have met the above guidelines.