Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dr Suma Sudhindra and Prakash Sontakke

Prakash Sontakke and Dr Suma Sudhindra at the Gokhale institute of Public affairs .A unique jugalbandis of 2 artistes who are very contemporary in their approach.

The Raagas were Hamsadhwani, Hamsanadi, Charukeshi and Krishna Nee Begani Baro

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Open Skies

video

An ode to the environs ?

Will our children have these beautiful skies when they grow up ?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

With Maestros and freinds

With Kartick Mani at Radio
City Interview






With Balkan Guitarist Nemanya,






With Elen Mclweine , Cassius Khan and International trio Lehera





With Pt Ravindra Yavagal






With Vidwan TAS Mani




"the traveller has to knock at every alien door to come to his own" - Tagore


Swar Veena First official recording at the Dattatreya Temple Bangalore

videoThe Swar Veena recording with the Ensemble where 3 Tablas, A Ghatam and a Morsing supported by the Talas .Accompanying melodic instruments like the Keboard for ambience and the Jalatarang add to the flavour of this Group popularly known as NADA.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

My Invention the Swar Veena

The Swar Veena
C & P prakashsontakke
A combination of the Swar Mandal and the Vichitra Veena on the Indian style and it also produces sounds closer to the Dulcimer , Resophonic Guitars and the Dobros and the King of all the Lap Steel .I have been greatly inspired by musicians like Guitarist Jeff Beck , Bob Brozman ,Joe Wright , Ben Harper , Stacy Phillips and off course Pt Vishamohan Bhatt and Pt Debashish Bhattacharya