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Dr Subas Pani has composed the music for Sampoorna Geetagovinda and has also provided the research inputs and interpretation of the text. Dr Subas Pani has prepared the authentic text of Geetagovinda for this project, along with noted Sanskrit scholars Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra of Sadasiva Sanskrit University at Puri, Dr Sampadananda Mishra of Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, with additional support from Sri Nityananda Mishra. Dr Sampadananda Mishra and Sri Nityananda Mishra have guided the singers in right intonation and pronunciation for musical rendition of the Sanskrit original. The songs have been rendered by a group of singers and musicians steeped in the traditions of Odissi music. Songs and slokas of Radha and Sakhi are presented by Nazia Alam, an accomplished and talented singer and performing artiste of AIR. Sumanta Mohanty, alumni of Utkal Sangeeta Mahavidyalaya and artiste of AIR, presents the songs and slokas of Krishna, Jayadeva and the Sutradhara.

Veena is played by K. Rama Rao Patro, retired professor of USM, Sitar by Rabishankar Pradhan, senior staff artiste of AIR, Venu by Abhiram Nanda and Srinivas Satapathy, both alumni of USM and young maestros, Mardala by Dhaneswar Swain, renowned guru and senior faculty of USM, and Bijaya Barik, alumni of USM, Khol by Ajaya Chowdhury, Manjeera by Dhaneswar Swain and Ajaya Chowdhury, Violin by Guru Ramesh Chandra Das, faculty of USM, and Keyboard by Piku. Music for the project has been arranged by Sumanta Mohanty. Tarakanta Panda has digitally recorded, edited and mastered the music for Sampoorna Geetagovinda at Studio Voice Master, Bhubaneswar. Vikram Kaushik has designed the graphics for the product, based on traditional Patta paintings of the Puri region, painted specially for this composition by award winning master craftsman Shilpa Guru Sri Ananta Maharana and his family members. Vocal rendition of the first part of Sampoorna Geetagovinda has already been featured at prestigious Bhakti Utsav in 2006, Delhi. Other vocal performances were presented at major festivals like Jayadev Utsav, Delhi, and Srikshetra Utsav, Puri.

Several pieces of this new composition have also been choreographed in Odissi dance by Guru Padmashree Gangadhar Pradhan with adaptation of the music of Dr Subas Pani. These have been presented by senior dancers Sharmila Biswas, Aruna Mohanty, Meera Das, Jyoti Srivastava and artistes of Orissa Dance Academy at Konark Festival, Mukteswar Festival, Bhubaneswar, Srikshetra Utsav, Puri, International Dance Festival, Bhubaneswar, Jayadev Utsav, Delhi, and pieces have also been performed in USA.

 
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