Profile

Sreevalsan J Menon , Carnatic musician and music composer of Kerala earned the spotlight when he was shortlisted for the Oscars in 2013 and thus joining the top fifty music composers of the World . His songs "I Be Here" and "I Have Secrets" and the background score for the Hollywood film Saint Dracula qualified for Songs and Original score categories of the 85th academy awards.

Known for the spiritual quality of his renditions, Sreevalsan's carnatic music style is marked by a majestic sweep in Krithi rendering, brevity in alapana, meaningful Niraval elaborations ; all in sync with a perfect alignment to Sruthi . After initial training under Rajalakshmi Krishnan (disciple of Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar) and violinist T.V. Ramani at Thrissur, Menon had much of his advanced tutelage under the late Neyyattinkara Vasudevan. Menon . He underwent Training in true Gurukula pattern and served his Guru sri Vasudevan for 18 years. Sreevalsan is an 'A' grade artist of All India Radio and has given concerts all over the country including the National Concerts of AIR and Doordarshan. He has received several awards including the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Award 2013, awards from the Madras Music Academy, besides such institutions of repute in the Deccan. His jugalbandis with Hindustani vocalist Ramesh Narayan and late Kathakali musicians Kalamandalam Sankaran Embranthiri and Kalamandalam Hyderali have been widely appreciated. Sreevalsan has also carved a niche area for himself through his thematic musical productions on the Rains, Seasons, Rasas, Temples of Kerala etc. His collaborative works with M T Vasudevan Nair ( music of Vanaprastham ) , Kalamadalam Gopi and Artiste Namboothiri all have brought him critical acclaim and recognition.

He has given Carnatic vocal performances India, the Middle East, UK, US, Canada and Africa.

Family

Personal life

Born to Kallayil Vasanthy and Parakkat Jayaprakasan, Sreevalsan, later married Indu and they are blessed with two children, Subhadra and Narayanan.

A native of Kunissery, Palakkad, he resides in Poonithura , near the Sree Poornatrayeesa temple Tripunithura Off Kochi.

Career

Career

Menon works as an Associate Professor at the Kerala Agricultural University in Thrissur, and has a Ph D in Agricultural Extension from IARI, New Delhi.

Portfolio

  • Bhavaymi Reghuramam

    Gems of swathi thirunal

  • Begane Baro

    Evergreen bhajans

  • Sringaram

    Love Poems of Swati Tirunal

  • Monsoon Anuraga

    Song of the rain

  • Krishna

    A Musical Reflection

  • Kshetranjali

    Carnatic Classical, Krithis on the Deities of Kerala Temples

  • Vismaya

    Emotional Expressions: audio & music video album

  • Classical Encounters

    With guru Sri. Neyyatinkara Vasudevan

  • Ramanan

    Ballad of love - Redefining changambuzha's "Ramanan"

  • Navarasa Thillana

    A musical odyssey exploring the Navarasas

  • Irayimman Thampi Kritis

    By Dr. K.S. Chithra & Dr. Sreevalsan J Menon

  • Vanaprastham

    A Musical Interpretation

  • Rituleela

    Celebration of the Seasons

  • Manasa Smarami

    Carnatic Classical

  • Swamy Ayyappan

    Carnatic Krithis on Sabarimala Ayyappan

  • Hare

    Devotional Songs on Lord Krishna

  • Classical Concert Live

    3 CD Pack

  • Poornatrayeesam Ashraye

    Devotional Songs

  • Jugal Bandi : Vol 1

    With Kalamandalam Sankaran Embrathiri

  • Jugal Bandi : Vol 2

    With Kalamandalam Sankaran Embrathiri

  • Madhuram Gayati

    Carnatic Classical

  • Ananda Poonkatru

    A collection of moving melodies in varying rhythms inspired by the beauty of nature and human emotions.

Cinema

Year Film Language Notes
2008 My Mother's Laptop Malayalam -
2010 T. D. Dasan Std. VI B Malayalam -
2012 Saint Dracula 3D English Shortlisted for the Oscar Award for Best Song and Best Background Score
2014 London Bridge Malayalam -
2014 Swapaanam Malayalam The film released with Auro 3D sound in selected theatres, becoming the first Malayalam movie and third Indian film to employ the technology
2014 Vidushakan Malayalam -
2015 Loham Malayalam -

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  • Thiruvonam, 30/ 24 A
  • Poornathrayeesa Road, Poonithura PO
  • Cochin, Kerala, India - 682 038
  • Phone: +91 484 2307711
  • Email: sreevalsanmenon@rediffmail.com


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