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Tamil Nadu

Kirtana Krishna

Psychedelic Jazz-aphilic music for a dreamer listener

Origin Story

Music is in my genes. But it's more than that. Singing always made me feel free. I began writing songs when I was 12 years old. Even then, I knew that this one thing would see me till the end. I started competing and winning music fests when I was in college - I could play guitar and piano so I was part of bands; but my real introduction into live playing was as part of a jazz duo called Bluerhythm, in my early twenties. After doing a fair number of gigs, I decided to study music and entered the Read more...

Music is in my genes. But it's more than that. Singing always made me feel free. I began writing songs when I was 12 years old. Even then, I knew that this one thing would see me till the end. I started competing and winning music fests when I was in college - I could play guitar and piano so I was part of bands; but my real introduction into live playing was as part of a jazz duo called Bluerhythm, in my early twenties. After doing a fair number of gigs, I decided to study music and entered the performance program at Swarnambhoomi Academy of Music in 2013. I spent a year learning a lot of music, but my sense of confidence dwindled in the face of all this newly acquired knowledge. I kept writing songs, but never performed them or even showcased them to anyone. I spent time teaching, and singing jazz in a number of different outfits, and this went on till 2019, when I finally had the guts to record an EP. I assembled a band, consisting of Manu Krishnan (Drums) and Kashyap Jaishankar (Bass) of Jatayu, and Vignesh Iyer (additional guitars), who plays for Hanita Bhambri; and we met in Chennai and recorded a 4 song EP, which became only 3 songs by the time it was released. I had chosen the name Sage for the Ages as my band's name, a few years ago, and I felt ready to present the EP, titled Dual Nature, to the independent scene. The EP was released in July of 2020, but I could sadly do no promotion, mostly because I felt once again, very overwhelmed by the process. Still, here I am now, with my music, finally getting around to do what's needed for these songs.

Ambitions

My ambitions for my music are that my songs be known all over; however, it does not mean that I will begin to write more likeable songs :) I am praying for some sort of magical shift in the listener consciousness that would allow for a collective to spring up, that would understand and appreciate this music.

My ambitions for my music are that my songs be known all over; however, it does not mean that I will begin to write more likeable songs :) I am praying for some sort of magical shift in the listener consciousness that would allow for a collective to spring up, that would understand and appreciate this music.

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Challenges

Poor marketing on my part would be the biggest challenge I've had to face. Also, there is a certain amount of unwillingness on my part to talk about my music to people who don't know me. I believe that nobody really cares about indie music from India. The market is both small and highly competitive, and people don't support each other very often. It has been very very tough finding an audience for my songs; I have been sporadic about marketing efforts mostly because I haven't found a lot of Read more...

Poor marketing on my part would be the biggest challenge I've had to face. Also, there is a certain amount of unwillingness on my part to talk about my music to people who don't know me. I believe that nobody really cares about indie music from India. The market is both small and highly competitive, and people don't support each other very often. It has been very very tough finding an audience for my songs; I have been sporadic about marketing efforts mostly because I haven't found a lot of encouragement. All the same, there are some people who have loved the EP, and I believe i just need to find more of that crowd.

Influences

Mostly jazz - I love jazz chords and I use them extensively in my playing. But in terms of changes and songwriting, I am very influenced by Porcupine Tree (they are my absolute favourit Read more...

Mostly jazz - I love jazz chords and I use them extensively in my playing. But in terms of changes and songwriting, I am very influenced by Porcupine Tree (they are my absolute favourite band).

Style

My style of music features very melodic vocals, quirky changes in harmony and a lush rhythmic landscape. The things I write about our human journeys, love and adventure.

My style of music features very melodic vocals, quirky changes in harmony and a lush rhythmic landscape. The things I write about our human journeys, love and adventure.

Performance Atmosphere

My original music is usually performed solo - so it's just my guitar and me. I like to create an ambience that is very mood-oriented; and the mood is that of a lost melancholy.

My original music is usually performed solo - so it's just my guitar and me. I like to create an ambience that is very mood-oriented; and the mood is that of a lost melancholy.

Achievements

I have been teaching music for a good number of years. I have toured with various jazz outfits extensively within the country I have also done theater - and my most proud accomplishment was representing India at the Cervantes festival in Mexico, 2018, along with Adishakti Theater. I was cast in one of their plays (Ganapati) as a musician, and we toured all of Mexico with that play.

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'The Original Dog' is the trading name for Original Dog Media Private Limited. For the purposes of this document, The Original Dog shall be referred to as the "Agent”. The term “Artist” is not specifically only a single performer, but is a generic term that applies to all performers, entertainers, DJs, band members, duos, and solo artists.The term “Donor” refers to the person who intends to fund an Artist promoted on the Agent’s website.

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Arbitration Clause:-

In case of any dispute that may arise in relation to this agreement between the parties, the same shall be referred to a sole arbitrator to be mutually appointed by the parties in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The award passed by the sole arbitrator shall be binding on both parties. The place for arbitration shall be at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.