Techies Express Love For Kannada Through Music

Write lyrics for an album and get the Czech Symphony Orchestra to play the score

Published: 30th October 2014 06:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th October 2014 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A group of IT professionals, who call themselves TechiesForKannada, will release their debut  music album, Ananya Aalaapana, on November 2.

They have roped in a symphony orchestra from Prague to play the score. The group hopes to give the album a global feel. "We'd like to take Kannada to the rest of the world.  The music performed by the Czech Symphony Orchestra is truly exceptional and will definitely make

the album unique," says Karthik Somnath, who started TechiesforKannada.

A senior technology architect at Infosys, Somnath has been working in the IT industry for more than 15 years.

The ardent musician, who has previously composed music for a Telugu album, travelled all the way to Prague to record the orchestra.

 "I got in touch with them months ago and sent them samples of our previous work.

They in turn shared their own music with us. After some brainstorming, we were able to compose something entirely unique with them," he says. The symphony tracks were later mixed with the vocals in a studio in Bangalore.

A seven track album, it features all original compositions, written by both Somnath and Paawana Poonacha, another IT professional. One of the songs titled Jagadalli yelle Hodaru, Moodada Mohaka Anubhava talks about their love for Karnataka and Kannada. "Kannada is the force that binds this group together. And through this song, we want to talk about our state's contributions to the world," says Somnath.

Through the album, the group wants to spread the message of love, happiness and peace. "We've funded this album ourselves and the proceeds from the CD sales will  support underprivileged children," says Somnath.

The album will be launched on November 2 at 6 pm at Central College. The event will be presided over by Padmasri awardee Nadoja Prof K S Nisar Ahmed, poet and literary critic.

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