‘The Paradox of Opposites’

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Inspired by the temples of the south Indian city of Tiruchengode, the UK based vocalist composer Supriya created ‘The Paradox of Opposites’, writes Prof. Geetha Upadhyaya

Prof. Geetha Upadhyaya

The negative aura of the past 2 years has paradoxically inspired artists to rekindle positivity. One such interesting creative venture was ‘The Paradox of Opposites’ for the label ‘Come Play with Me’ whose special compilation featured artists of colour and marginalised genders.

‘The Paradox of Opposites’ is a seamless blending of haunting vocals of classical south Indian music (Carnatic Music) by Supriya Nagarajan, the gentle bass flute of Karin De Fleyt and the stirring Finnish Kantale of Satu Maria Sopanen, all recorded online, deftly mastered and mixed by Duncan Chapman.

Inspired by the temples of the south Indian city of Tiruchengode, the UK based vocalist composer Supriya created ‘The Paradox of Opposites’. Tiruchengode, the home of Lord Ardhanarieshwar is the exclusive male-female form of Lord Shiva and His consort Goddess Parvati symbolising the unity of opposites, the filius solis et lunae.

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This single based on the famous composer Muthuswami Dikshithar’s verses on Ardhanarishwar in a rare minor scale of Kumudakriya, begins with Duncan Chapman’s soundscape ushering the fluttering seagulls on the waves of Sopanen’s Kantele, while Supriya’s soulful voice guided by De Fleyt’s magical flute weaves a meditative obeisance to the presiding deity of Tiruchengode.

This single was released on all platforms on 11 June 2021.

Label/Producer: Come Play with Me (Leeds, UK)

You can listen and buy on : https://smarturl.it/CPWMSideBySideSN

For further information of Supriya Nagarajan and her musical team, please visit :

www.manasamitra.com

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