Chitravina N Ravikiran teaches a beautiful tillana composition of Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi in Surati set to Adi tala.
Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi was one of the pioneering composers of classic tillanas and there are about 3-4 tillanas attributed to him. Tillanas are colorful rhythmic compositional forms in Carnatic Music that can be rendered at the end of the concert and in dance. The Surati tillana composed by Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi has been popularized by many musicians in concerts including Shri D.K Jayaraman.
This tillana features gati bhedam with the pallavi and anupallvi segments being rendered in tishram and the charanam in chaturashram.