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Music score for a Magical Coming of Age story of Arya, a teenager tormented by demons. Authored and produced by Reenita Malhotra Hora as a podcast.

Here is a link to the Shadow Realm Website.

More on this podcast in an article published on Rolling Stone.

Listen to this conversation on the making of this music score on the True Fiction Project Podcast with Reenita Malhotra Hora.

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This album recorded in 2006 is a collection of compositions of Dikshitar along with a set of dhrupads dedicated to the eternal city of Varanasi. 

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Vismaya (I and II) is a contemporary compilation of the Indo-colonial airs written by South Indian composer Mutthusvami Dikshitar in the 19th century as a response to western tunes heard during the British occupation of India. Dikshitar wrote syntactically perfect, profound sacred texts in Sanskrit to fit 39 of these recognizable tunes (God save the queen, Rakes of Mallow, etc.) of which several are now sung commonly in the Carnatic pedagogical tradition and are known as the 'nottusvara sahityas'.

 

This album serves as the first-ever compilation of all known 39 tunes, rendered with western folk instrumentation in an unprecedented manner.

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Tamil Marai is a recording of a contemporary rendition of ancient Tamil verses from Tiruppugazh, the Alwar Pasurams and the Tiruvarutpa along with traditional renditions of Tevaram hymns of the 1st millennium.

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Dedicated to Śāradā enshrined in Sringeri in Karnataka, this album features several kritis from the classical Carnatic repertory by Mutthusvami Dikshitar (1775 - 1835) in addition to original music by Dr. Kannikeswaran set to text by 8th century saint- philosopher Adi Sankara and other contemporary spiritual leaders including Bharati Tirtha Swami (1951 -) and Chandrasekara Bharati (1892 - 1954).