30 Indian Maestros: 5 hours of music. A Grammy nomination

Bengaluru, Oct 11: ‘Ananta Volume 1 – Maestros of India,’ the official submission of The Art of Living foundation has been accepted for the upcoming 60th Grammy awards as a ‘World Music Album’ & one of the tracks, Guru Stotra, composed by Pt. Vikku Vinayakram featuring 3 successive generations, Selvaganesh Vinayakram and Swaminathan Selvaganesh and Siddhant Bhatia, has been accepted for “Arrangement – Instrumental and Vocals.”
Ananta was recorded in just 33 days. Producer Siddhant Bhatia, traveled across the country and employed traditional forms of live performance recording without electronic music production support. The intention was to capture the magical moments in short studio sessions. Almost all music tracks were composed and created spontaneously. Ananta, while being experimental, maintains the sanctity of Indian music in its true, classical spirit.
“Ananta”, (sansrkit for Infinity), the world’s largest compilation of original Indian music features 30 legendary maestros and over 300 minutes of Indian music. The music from the album seeks to take the listener through a journey into the inner world. For the first time in the history of Indian music, the length and breadth of the country has come together on such a large production to support the cause of education for the underprivileged, through the Gift a Smile / Care For Children programs of The Art of Living Foundation.
The compositions themselves, explains Siddhant Bhatia, are born out of a space of love, devotion and silence, a rare combination in today’s world. Ananta brings together the essential, heavenly combination of music and spirituality and presents the best of both worlds. In the words of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, “Ananta means Endless & Infinity.