We continue our classes on Skype the remaining months,” she smiles.Speaking more about the album, she shares about wanting to attempt a new style. “My sister plays Western and Indian Classical music on a seven-string fretted violin called the 'viper'. We play duets occasionally. I am also simultaneously working on an album which is a vocal-violin mix, which forms of commonly heard beautiful compositions of yesteryear stalwarts with an array of western contemporary instruments and elements,” she says.Intrigued by the art of music production and sound design, she composes her own ringtones! “Until a decade ago, we used to have basic phones. So, I’d make personalised tones on it according to whatever song my friends or relatives wanted. I even had a store manager at a mobile shop in Mumbai who would occasionally call me up to his store if any customer was keen on a very specific song on their phone and I would compose it for them,” she explains.Ranjani will be in Chennai during this December season, but she hasn’t planned for any themed-recitals yet. All praise for organisations like Hamsadhwani, which is holding a special special NRI series annually to provide a platform for Indians living abroad, she says such initiatives let the local community to hear the music of these artists who live and learn far away.A disciple of Seetha Ramakrishnan (her mother) and Latha Ramchand, Ranjani has performed everywhere including the most revered World Festival of Sacred Music at the James Armstrong theatre and the Cleveland festival.Ranjani’s 75-year-old mother, who still practices every day, is her inspiration. She has been conducting regular music classes for 50 years. “She also used to play in concerts in and around Mumbai and at the All India Radio, regularly. The environment that prevailed during our childhood paved the way for my musical journey,” she smiles.
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