Supriya Nagarajan: The Composers’ Fund
How do the night skies in a quiet dark countryside look …just before the landscape is lit by the rise of the fireflies? How does this vista sound when explored with quiet wind instruments, Indian ragas, voices and whispers?
Composer Supriya Nagarajan intends to extend musical boundaries and stretch imaginations in this piece which brings music, poetry and nostalgia together in a genre bending musical offering. Ideal music to listen to whilst sleeping on a blanket in the open countryside and looking up at the night skies and just being…….
Supriya Nagarajan is a British/Indian singer composer who has been an important voice in the music scene having arrived 10 years ago after a change in career from banking to music.
Supriya performs on international stages and has been commissioned by important festivals and venues like the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Ultima Norway,Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and York Minster among others
Fireflies reflects Supriya’s journey as a child travelling across India by train. The memories of watching the rural landscape light up with the glow of thousands of fireflies as the train sped through the darkness has inspired the music which captures the essence of that nostalgia. Supriya also intends to reflect the wistful longing for the pristine countryside and the presence of fireflies which unfortunately is a rarer phenomenon around the world on account of light pollution.
This work is a continuation of Supriya’s journey into the confluence of the human mind, the world around us today and meditative musicality.