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Celebrating Birds - Film & Music to Commemorate World Environment Day


Jun 06 2023 to Jun 06 2023 6:30 p.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

6:30pm | The Krishna Cosmic Circle of Life, a documentary by Maya Chandra

7:00pm | Wings of Melody: Classical music ensemble inspired by birds

Each year, World Environment Day is commemorated in early June and serves as a day to renew efforts to preserve and protect the environment. This evening will feature two presentations – a film screening and a music concert, both of which highlight various facets of nature, birds, and coexistence.

The Krishna Cosmic Circle of Life 25 mins | Documentary | English | 2020 Directed by Maya Chandra Produced by Dilip Mathai Trust, The Bangalore Environment Trust and MAYA Films

The backwaters of River Krishna is a treasure trove of biodiversity. The variety of flora and fauna is mind-boggling and is a great and lesser-known asset of Karnataka. The flocks of greater flamingos and the thousands of bar-headed geese are just two of the hundreds of stars in this most vibrant eco-system – at the backwaters of the Almatti Dam on River Krishna in the Bijapur district of Karnataka. This documentary traces the divine cosmic circle of life that is so vital to the backwater ecosystem, and celebrates the co-existence of Man and Nature.

Shot over the rainy and summer seasons of migration, this documentary is a testimony to the art and science of visual storytelling, produced with a minimal budget and facilities. This film has been widely acclaimed and recognised with many awards including Mumbai International Film Festival, MIFF 2020- Official Selection, Mysuru International Water Film Festival, 2020- Best Documentary, ECOCUP Green Documentary Film Festival- Finalist, Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2022- Official Selection, One Earth Awards 2022- Official Selection and Our Heritage, Our Planet 2022- Official Selection.

Wings of Melody 75 mins | English & Kannada

This is a first-of-it’s-kind classical music ensemble concert inspired by birds. With a view to raising awareness about the importance of birds in the environment and promoting bird conservation, the concert is designed to create a meditative feeling, while exploring themes related to nature, the environment, forests and ecology. It features all freshly composed pieces based on Carnatic music ragas. The concert is Interspersed with narration and is accompanied by stunning video footage of birds on an LED screen that adds a further layer of immersion and experience for the audience.

Conceptualised as a collaboration between renowned veena artiste Dr Suma Sudhindra and noted classical vocalist Manasi Prasad under the guidance of veteran forester and environmentalist Dr Yellappa Reddy, the 7-member ensemble also features some of Bangalore’s best-known instrumentalists on the violin, flute, keyboard, tabla and percussions.

Wings of Melody premiered in July 2022, and has been presented at various venues and festivals. Artistes: Suma Sudhindra – Concept and Veena Manasi Prasad – Concept and Vocals Jyotsna Srikanth – Violin Amith Nadig – Flute Adarsh Shenoy – Tabla Shadrach Solomon – Keys Karthik Mani – Percussion Deepti Sudhindra – Spoken Word Narration Keerthi Kumar – Visuals and Lighting Watch the trailer for the event here.

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