Sreevalsan


Sreevalsan

Infobox musical artist
Background = solo_singer
Name = Sreevalsan J Menon

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Origin = Kerala, India
Died =
Occupation = Singer, composer
Genre = Classical
Carnatic
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Years_active = 2001-present

Sreevalsan J Menon is an Indian Carnatic vocalist and a music composer from Kerala. After initial training under Rajalakshmi Krishnan (disciple of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar) and violinist T.V. Ramani at Thrissur, he had much of his advanced tutelage under the late Neyyattinkara Vasudevan. Sreevalsan is an 'A' grade artist of All India Radio and has given concerts all over the country including the National Concerts of AIR and Doordarshan. He has received several awards from the Madras Music Academy, and a title from Krishna Gana Sabha, also in Chennai, besides such institutions of repute in the Deccan. He has also participated in Music Transcends, a symphony held at Washington DC in 2004, integrating Western and Indian classical music. His jugalbandis with Hindustani vocalist Ramesh Narayan and late Kathakali musicians Kalamandalam Sankaran Embranthiri and Kalamandalam Hyderali have been widely appreciated.

Sreevalsan's music albums are fresh and innovative. They include Vanaprastham, a musical interpretation of the famous short story by M.T. Vasudevan Nair; "Monsoon Anuraga" a musical experience on monsoon rains. "Vismaya", a fantasy video album featuring "Artist Namboodiri", M T Vasudevan Nair and Sreevalsan himself.

He has given Carnatic vocal performances and lecture demonstrations throughout India, the Middle East, USA, Canada and Africa.

Currently, he works as associate professor at the Kerala Agricultural University in Thrissur, and is a Ph D in Agricultural Extension from IARI, New Delhi. (He earned his doctorate with research on the social impact of rubber cultivation.) A native of Thathamangalam in Palakkad district, Sreevalsan currently lives in the temple town of Tripunithura off Kochi.

Albums

*"Krishna - A Musical Reflection"
*"Vanaprastham"
*"Kshetranjali"
*"Monsoon Anuraga"
*"Classical Encounters" - with guru Sri. Neyyatinkara Vasudevan
*Vismaya audio & music video album- Emotional Expressions
*"Manasa Smarami"
*"Madhuram Gayati"
*"Ananda Poonkatru"
*"Sree Guruvayurappan Gananjali : Vol - 3"
*"Jugal Bandi : Vol 1 & 2" - with Kalamandalam Shankaran Embranthiri & Meledam Narayanan
*"My mother's Laptop

External links

* [http://www.sreevalsanmenon.com Sreevalsan J. Menon - Official website]
* [http://video.webindia123.com/interviews/singers/sreevalsanjmenon/index.htm Video Interview - Carnatic musician, Vocalist - Sreevalsan J. Menon]
* [http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/fr/2005/07/01/stories/2005070102320300.htm The Hindu - Kunnakkudi Vaidyanathan and Sreevalsan J. Menon]
* [http://www.swathithirunal.in/htmlfile/76.htm Swathithirunal.org]
* [http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/29/stories/2007102959540400.htm The Hindu - AWESOME TRIO: Sreevalsan J. Menon, flanked by M.T. Vasudevan Nair, writer, and artist Namboodiri]
* [http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEX20071029024559&Title=Kochi&rLink=0 Newindpress - When dusk settles...]
* [http://video.webindia123.com/music/albums/vismaya/index.htm Video - Vismaya Music Album]
* [http://www.laptopmovie.info/cast.html My Mother's Laptop - Music & Background Score ]
* [http://www.thehindu.com/mp/2008/06/14/stories/2008061453210100.htm The Hindu - A musical version of Changampuzha’s ‘Ramanan']


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