Sudha is the only Indian vocalist to have participated in the Global Vocal Meeting organized by the 'BURGHOF' an Academy of Music and Arts at Lorrach, Germany and produced by STIMMEN VOICES INTERNATIONAL VOCAL FESTIVAL. This group has toured some of the best halls in the USA -Cleveland , Tuscon in Arizona, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Sudha participated in the Stimmen Festival, Lorrach in 2001 and presented a two hour Carnatic vocal recital. This concert was a part of the month long celebration of World Music and critics raved that Sudha took the audience into a trance - a divine one.
Le rythme de la parole…..The rhythm of speech 2005
A Persian, Indian and Malian world harmonized within an over-arching structural concept, which permits everyone to express themselves according to the rules and discipline of their own artistic tradition. As ever, the rhythm of speech has been drummed out through the fingertips and the hollow of the hand as new encounters, combinations and ways of accompanying have been explored in the course of numerous experimental sessions, concerts and discussions, culminating in the studio event of July 2005! And brought to life at l’Abbaye de Royaumont.
As the project got underway at Royaumont, the musicians worked with linguists. Kevyan Chemirani took, as the starting point, the metrical essence of each language in order to fit it to the singers’ breathing patterns. Rhythmical structures were revealed as motifs, tools, permitting easy passage from one musical culture to another. Basing itself on Indian and Persian verse, the work proceeded to a more complex stage in which Sudha Ragunathan searched for common modes of expression….modes not too far removed from each other, whether they are Carnatic, Persian or Malian!