Creating a short Odia theme music

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A “Theme Music” is also known as “Signature music” [Click Here]. This is meant for Odissa Society of Americas (OSA 50th anniversary) to be held in the Atlantic City Harrah’s (casino) Hotel.  We are calling for a Workshop to create a theme music for this grand event, the largest ever ensemble of  Odias gathering outside of Odisha.  The last time we had successfully presented such a theme song was in the OSA 2015 held in Maryland. That song was themed as “Kritanjali” meaning gratitude, written, choreographed, and presented by about 45 NRIs on a stage. Well, we hope OSA 5oth should match or exceed that challenge.

Please get engaged.

This time we are “experimenting” to create a piece of Signature Music (only roughly 30-60 sec) by combining unusual instruments such as a Conch (Shankha) and Indian loud bell Ghanta. The un-usuality is  both instruments (used in all temples events) are not tunable, have complex structures: (Shankha nature created and not exactly duplicated by the nature’s (God’s) design, just as humans, even if  the number of Shankhas well surpasses that of humans in the universe, got it?  Ghanta?: Man made but the sound that comes out depends on the number of almost infinite number of harmonics which depend on where and how you beat it.

The challenge is HOW DO YOU Pair them? Please help us! What we are requesting is to send us samples of BOTH Shankha and Ghanta using the dropdown menu of this Post, e-mail (DrSNRay@aol.com), or calling (301) 221-9142).

Listen to recorded samples here:
Surendra Ghanta sound below

Jhinu Shankha sound below

Conch (Shankha) sound from Sulochana below

Urmila-Meera (Shankha) sound below

 

If you are sending multiple sound clips mark your instrument by numbers (1,2,3…..) plus your name, so we can reach out to you for final production.

The Script Sequence

Conch Sound  Ghanta Sound Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back to the program Repeat in Odia

  1. Jhinu Chhotray

    The interval between the Ghanta dwani seems long.

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