Know your scholars – III

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Anuradha Raturi

Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Vocal Music, Banaras Hindu University

anuradhaRaturi-webBorn in an academician family of Uttarakhand, Miss Anuradha Raturi is presently a research scholar in the Department of Vocal Music in F.O.P.A., Banaras Hindu University under the able guidance of Prof. Ritwik Sanyal. Being a meritorious student from childhood, she has completed her Bachelor of Science with P.C.M. from H.N.B. Garhwal Central University, Srinagar Garhwal. She completed her masters in Vocal Music securing Gold Medal from the same university in 2012 and in the same year she received the award of J.R.F. from U.G.C. She is a practitioner of Hindustani Vocal Music and pursued her Sangeet Visharad from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapith in 2006. She is a renowned folk singer and cultural activist of Uttarakhand and has been working on the folk traditions and music of Uttarakhand for a long time. She is also awarded by Govt. of Uttarakhand. Apart from this she is a poetess and has been an announcer at A.I.R. Pauri Garhwal. She has worked as creative head at an Audio-Video Production House for 4 years. She is deeply involved with Dhrupad Music and technological aspects of Indian Classical Music is her area of study.

Archi Banerjee
Ph.D. Scholar, Sir C.V. Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University [India]

Archi-Banerjee_webMs. Archi Banerjee is currently pursuing Ph.D in the field of Music Cognition at Sir C.V. Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University. She completed her Post Graduation in Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in the year 2012. She did her Graduation also from Jadavpur University. She has been awarded the prestigious Inspire Scholarship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India on the basis of 10th and 12th standard results. She is a student of music for the past 10 years at Shrutinandan school of Music.

 

 

 

 

Anirban Patranabis
Ph.D. Scholar, Sir C V Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University [India]

AnirbanPatranabis_webMr. Anirban Patranabis, completed his M.Sc. in Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and presently a Ph.D. student from Sir C V Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and has submitted Ph.D. thesis in August 2013 and has published 6 papers in various National and International Journals and published 9 papers in National and International conference proceedings the area of Music Signal Processing, Music Perception and Cognition and Music Acoustics.

 

 

 

 

 

Kaushik Banerjee
Research Fellow, Sir C V Raman Centre of Physics and Music, Jadavpur University [India]

Kaushik-Banerjee_webDr. Kaushik Banerjee, After M.A. (with stipend) in Instrumental Music (Sitar) he completed Ph.D. in Instrumental Music from Rabindra Bharati University, now attached with Sir C V Raman Centre of Physics and Music, Jadavpur University as a research fellow. He has seven papers published in different national / international proceedings and journals in the area of Music Signal Processing, Music Perception and Cognition and Music Acoustics. As a musician, after initial talim in Sitar & Esraj from his mother at the tender age he has received talim in Sitar & Surbahar from Sri Ajoy Sinha Roy for more than seven years (till his death). Simultaneously, at Rabindra Bharati University, he has got immense training and advice from pandit Deepak Choudhury and Devi Prosad Chatterjee. He has been awarded twice by (dept. of culture & National Film Archive) the government of India. Since 2004, he became disciple of Pandit Jotin Bhattacharya, renowned Sarod maestro, private secretary and disciple of legendary Ustad Allauddin Khan Sahib.

Kumar Neupane ‘Sargam’
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Vocal Music, Banaras Hindu University [India]

KUmarNeopanmeSargam-webKumar Neupane ‘Sargam’ is a PH.D. Research Scholar at Department of Vocal Music, Faculty of Performing Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi [India]. He is a classical Vocalist from Banaras Gharana learning classical vocal from respected Guru Pandit Surendra Mohan Mishra ‘Mohan ji’ and a researcher of ethnomusicology of central Nepal among the Hindu upper Caste ‘Bahuns’ and their music making and the patrons under the kind supervision  of Dr K. Sashi Kumar, Associate professor, department of vocal music, faculty of performing arts, B.H.U He was born on 20th May 1983. With the deep interest in classical music he started learning classical music from various gurus’ of Banaras and completed post graduation in classical vocal music from Banaras Hindu University and Sangit Pravakar form Prayag Sangit Samitti, Allahabad. He is continuously engaged in exploring the various forms of music and musical research. The scholar is very much interested in traditional music and ethnomusicology.

 

Mohan Ayyar
Ph.D. Scholar, Macquarie University, Sydney [Australia]

mohan_ayyar-webMohan is a part-time research scholar pursuing a PhD in music at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia). His topic for research is the composition process in the music of bharatanātyam. Mohan has given a number of Carnatic music concerts on the synthesizer in Australia and India. He has extensive experience composing music for bharatanātyam and has presented research papers at international music conferences in Amsterdam and Mumbai.He also maintains the music web site www.carnaticcorner.com and teaches Carnatic music on the keyboard to a number of students. Apart from his music interest, Mohan has post-graduate degrees in Business & Technology and Economics. He works for the NSW Government as a Business Planning and Reporting Manager for Sydney Trains.

 

 

 

Shankha Sanyal
Ph.D. Scholar, Sir C.V. Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University [India]

Shankha-Sanyal_webMr. Shankha Sanyal is currently pursuing Ph.D in the field of Cognitive Neurophysics at Sir C.V. Raman Centre for Physics and Music, Jadavpur University. He completed Post Graduation in Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in the year 2012. He is also a Graduate from Jadavpur University. He has been teaching Engineering Physics at Adamas Institute of Technology, Barasat from 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shveata misra
PhD. Research Scholar, Music Psychology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan [India]

shveatamisra01I am Shveata Misra, born and brought up in Lucknow,U.P. Completed my Masters in performing arts (M.P.A) in Indian Classical Vocal from Bhathkhande Music University, Lucknow. I took up my singing training of classical music in khyal, tappa thumari , dadra tarana etc. at the age of 10 under the guidance of Pt. Ganesh Prasad Mishra of Banaras Gharana, futher proceeded with the Gwalior Gharana Vocalist Vikas Ganga Dhar Tailang and Lucknow Gharana exponent Banney Khan. 

I was awarded Smt. Shantiram scholarship from Bhtakhande Music University and also awarded with the Gold Medal from the Honourable Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mr B.L. Joshi and renowned international classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj ji for standing the topper of the Bhathkhande Music University.

I have won renowned Sangeet Natak Acadmey’s National Competiton. I am approved B high Grade artist from All India Radio, Aakashwani Kendra, Lucknow and recently have been appointed the Examiner at Bhathkhande Sangit Vidyapith Lucknow.

Recently I am pursuing my Ph.D in Music Psychology from Banasthali University, Rajasthan, under the supervision of Pro V.C and H.O.D of Music Prof. Ina Shastri

Swarima Tewari
Ph.D. Scholar working on Computational Musicology at the BIT Mesra, Ranchi, India

Swarima_webMrs. Tewari is a B.E. in Electrical Engineering and an M.Tech in Scientific Computing, is presently doing her PhD in the area of Computational Musicology from BIT Mesra, Ranchi, India. Earlier she has worked as a Project Fellow in a UGC major research project on music analysis in her department.

She has published several papers on music analysis. In this seminar she will give a joint presentation with Dr. Soubhik Chakraborty.

 

 

Siddhartha Choudhury
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Instrumental Music Department, Rabindra Bharati University [India]

SiddharthaChoudhury_webMr. Choudhury is a B.Muse. from Govt. Music College, Agartala, Tripura, 2006, He did his M.A. in Instrumental Music from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, 2008. Siddhartha is presently doing his PhD at the Department of Instrumental Music at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India. Earlier he has worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Sachin Deb Barman Memorial Govt. Music College, Agartala from 2008 to 2010. He has performed in several music conferences and programmes inside and outside Tripura and is also a performing artist of All India Radio, Agartala. In this seminar he will present a paper titled ‘Vishnupur gharanay setar vadan charchar kramavivartaner dhara [Ashtadash theke Binhsha Shatabdi paryanta]’.

 

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