Esplanade Presents


IPAC 2022: Kaala: The Circle Of Time

In collaboration with Apsaras Arts Dance Company for Indian Performing Arts Convention 2022
Anil Srinivasan, Bombay V Anand, Tiruchy L. Saravanan, Mahesh Parameswaran, Sanjay Chakraborthy and Lalitkumar Ganesh with IPAC Singapore Violin Participants (Singapore & India)

16 Sep 2022, Fri, 8pm

1hr 45mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Recital Studio

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Kaala: The Circle of Time looks at the form and structure of Carnatic music through the ages, playing on time signatures and essaying through its past, present and future with a combination of well-known and rare compositions. Performed and arranged by celebrated composer and pianist Anil Srinivasan, who will be joined by some of Singapore’s leading Indian musicians.


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6 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Anil Srinivasan


Anil Srinivasan is one of the unique artistic voices to emerge from India, having studied Western classical piano and being trained in Carnatic music. An acclaimed composer, performer, and collaborator, he is well-known for contributing a new genre in Carnatic music using the classical piano as a frame around free-flowing Carnatic classical voices. His music reflects a blend of Western classical and Indian classical influences. His interpretations of popular music and jazz have won him a dedicated following. It has been his endeavour to bring the piano to Indian music and make it a part of classical, semi-classical and popular music.

As a music educator with a strong background in cognitive neuroscience, Anil has spearheaded education initiatives through music with Rhapsody, which brings music to thousands of children through an integrated approach across demographics, utilising the power of music as a catalyst to improve academic performance and self-confidence.


As a changemaker, he is an Aspen Global Leader and has been involved in various community initiatives. He is also a writer, columnist and speaker, and has carved a niche for himself as a musician who uses music to answer some of the most important questions, we face in the world today. He has received multiple awards including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. The Tamil Nadu Government recognised him by awarding him the Kalaimamani Award for the year 2019.

Anil is currently working on a unique art-led learning project to infuse creativity in learning for children. The project envisages to integrate art and science and enable children to discover important 21st century skills through art, music and multimedia. He plans to achieve this by providing age-appropriate learning modules created in association with the distinguished team from Rhapsody.

Date & Time

16 Sep 2022, Fri


Esplanade Recital Studio
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