Madhu Mohan
Madhumohan MA Music Gold Medalist
“I am interested in musicology; the ancient treatises, the historical changes and evolution of music over the millennia leading up to the current traditions and practices. Art music, which is my focus, is essentially a very creative process and a clear understanding of the musicological precepts will most certainly facilitate artistic exploration.”
                                                              – Madhumohan
Research Works
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (2013). Pitch Analysis in South Indian Music. Book published by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-215-1262-6.
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (2012). “Digital Tools for Pitch Analysis.” Accepted for the 43rd IASA Annual International Conference. India International Centre, New Delhi. Oct. 6-11, 2012.
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (2011). “Vocal Intonation Tendencies in the Classical Music Tradition of South India” Accepted for ICTM, 41st World Conference, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. July 13–19, 2011.
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (2011). “Departures from the Acoustical Parameters in the Intonation of Indian Musical Intervals” Journal of the Canadian Acoustical Association-Journal de I'Association Canadienne d'Acoustique, Canada. Pages 3-11 Dec 2012 Vol 40. No.4.
  • Komaragiri, Madhu Mohan (2011). “Analyzing same svara sequences in different
    rāga-s.” International Music Conference “Rhythm and Melodies in World Music.” Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Bangalore, India. Pages 156-160. Jan 22nd – 26th, 2011.
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (2010). “Svara as an Abstraction” Paper and demonstration presented at the Madras Music Academy, Chennai, India, 24th December 2010. 
  • Komaragiri, Madhu Mohan (2010). “On the Applicability of the Ancient Śruti Scheme to the Current Fixed-Tonic, Variable-Interval Mēla System.” Journal of the Madras Music Academy, 2010, Vol. 81, pages 135–143. Chennai, India.
  • Komaragiri, Madhu Mohan (2010). “On Some Adaptations of Western Concepts of Intonation to South Indian Music.” Journal of the Indian Musicological Society, Pages 66–75, Volume 40, 2009–2010, Mumbai, India. Edited version of the paper presented at the International Conference on “India and the World: Intercultural Performing Arts” Department of Musicology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Nov 20–22, 2008.
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (2005). Doctoral Dissertation. “Pitch Analysis in Karṇāṭaka Music – An Examination of Intonation and Modern Theories of 22
    Śruti-s” Accepted and the doctoral degree awarded in 2005 in the Department of Indian Music, University of Madras, Chennai, India. The main library catalogue number is Ph.D. 2785 and the Indian Music department library catalogue number is Ph.D. 55 in the year 2005.
  • Komaragiri, Madhu Mohan (2005). Synopsis of the Doctoral Dissertation “Pitch Analysis inKarṇāṭaka Music – An Examination of Intonation and Modern Theories of 22 Śruti-s” by Madhu Mohan Komaragiri, Madras University, India.
  • Komaragiri, Madhu Mohan (2005). “An Empirical Study of Intonation in Raga Kalyani.” Proceedings of the international symposium “IT-to-Mass: Speech and Music” Pages 65-68. FRSM–2005, Jan 6–7. Bhubaneswar, India.
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (2003). “A Compendium of Scientific and Western Music Terminologies” Submitted to Madras University, India, as part of the doctoral program.
  • Participated by invitation in the workshop, IGNCA-SRC 2003, PROJECT: SRUTI WORKSHOP, with Prof. N. Ramanathan and Dr. R. Sathyanarayana, Bangalore, 2003
  • Komaragiri, Madhu Mohan (2000). “Sound System Basics for Live Indian Classical Music.” Winter 2000, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pages 29–32, KALA, Toronto.
  • Komaragiri, Madhumohan (1996). “Perspective on Raaga System in Relation to World Music” A lecture-demonstration, by invitation at the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada. 

    Table of Diacritical Marks
Major Areas of Current Research Interests
  • Concept and Manifestation of the Rāga
  • Melody, Thought and Culture

For Madhumohan’s doctoral research, the following three eminent artistes were specifically recorded for the computer pitch analysis:

vidvān M Balamuralikrishna

vidvān T N Krishnan

vidvān Citravīā N Ravi Kiran

      Related Links

Prof. N. Ramanathan
A site with serious musicological research papers, hosted by the highly regarded Musician - Musicologist Prof. N. Ramanathan, retired HOD, Department of Indian Music, Madras University.

Sri. M. Subramanian
You can find quality research papers of Sri. M. Subramanian, retired Postmaster General. He is a competent vina vidvan and an insightful musicologist. You can also find information on the popular Rasika-Gayaka software here . This site provides many useful related links. For computer synthesis of gamaka-s, please click here

Sri. Arvindh Krishnaswamy
A list of discerning research publications of Sri. Arvindh Krishnaswamy on śruti-s and svara-s (intonation) in Carnatic music. He is with Stanford University. He is a violinist; student of vidvān T N Krishnan. His site also gives other related links.

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