I have always wondered why Carnatic music, musicians, and concerts, despite the advancement of sound engineering, acoustics, and technology, have not completely embraced the application of these even in this era. That said, some Carnatic concerts make me believe that maybe the art form prefers to be more audacious than the rest of the genres by making less use of advanced technologies. Another reason could be the artists believe in the power of genre in its purest form. Even though this audacity could be confused with resistance to change, it’s hard to be conclusive about this, especially in case of Carnatic music.
Sou's Voice, to a certain extent, believes in the power of music in its purest form. The rendition of Mayasri raagam (mentioned below) with just a Tanpura in the background is an example of that.
What do you think about technology's influence on various art forms? Have you seen where advancements in engineering and technology has enhanced/not enhanced the intended experience/outcome of an art form? Do share your thoughts.
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