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THE TOWER SEMINAR SERIES – South Indian Classical Music and the COMET Education System

October 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presenter: Professor Karaikudi S. Subramanian
Chair: Dr Matthew Noone

COMET is a philosophy of Sound within, as divine, manifesting
as Musics of the World. When we perceive order in the
multiplicity of sounds we hear, or when we are able to order
the sounds into inspiring musical compositions or
improvisations those are only the manifestations of the
divine beauty within. It is our duty to bring this beauty from
within from every one in bringing peace and harmony in
this world. COMET music pedagogy was developed because
of the problems Dr Karaikudi Subramanian found in the
institutional educational system in India. The system is now
well tested over nearly quarter of a century. Because of the
nature of the individualistic ways of learning classical South
Indian music, certain common scientific aspects of learning
were not emphasised even in the institutional set up when Dr
Subramanian joined the University of Madras. He found many
gaps in the process of learning. COMET was developed on
account of his research in the traditional methods in a global
context, himself as part of a long generation of musicians.
He calls it objective because the learning methods do not
contradict or interfere with the stylistic features of another
musician. Many professional musicians as well as beginners
benefited by this method.


October 2, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Theatre 2, Irish World Academy
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