Hamsadhwani was born out of the desire to nurture classical arts in general, and carnatic music in particular. Brainchild of popular musician Ganakalashree Vid M S Sheela and her husband Prof B K Ramaswamy, Hamsadhwani now completes 8 years of service to the music world, with a bouquet of special events and innovative programmes to its credit.
'Krishnanubhava' (a musical feature followed by a concert with flute as accompaniment), 'Nudi namana', study circles for youngsters, 'Devi Krithi Vaibhava' and On the spot Pallavi competitions for upcoming artists are among the feathers in Hamsadhwani's cap. Hamsadhwani has conducted series of concerts such as 'Haridasa Namana', 'Vadya Vaibhava' and 'Vaggeya Vaibhava' (ongoing).
'Haridasanamana' was a very successful series of 10 concerts, offering tributes to the Haridasas, the saint composers of Karnataka. A one of its kind series, 'Haridasa Namana' featured eminent artists of Karnataka. Some names in the list are Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr R K Srikantan, Vid Vidyabhushan, Vid S Shankar, Vid M S Sheela, Vid Sukanya Prabhakar and Vid Dr T S Sathyavathi. The series got overwhelming response from the connoisseurs and prompted Hamsadhwani to extend the series by few more concerts.
'Vadya Vaibhava' was a series dedicated to the glory of instrumental music. The series got a rollicking start with the inagural concert by Ganakalashree Vid M Nagaraj and Dr M Manjunath. 'Vadya Vaibhava' next featured a concert by Ganakalashree Vid D Balakrishna (son of Veena Maestro late V Doreswamy Iyengar), known for his traditional and chaste music. The series concluded with Veena, Violin, & Flute trio performed by young musicians which was greatly appreciated by one and all.
Hamsadhwani Creations conducted another special programme in 2004, titled 'Sa Ri Ga Ma Sourabha' at Bangalore Gayana Samaja auditorium, K R Road. This was a fusion music programme featuring Vid M S Sheela's scintillating voice with 10 other artists. A CD - 'SA RI GA MA Sourabha' - was also released on the occassion. The proceeds were donated to 'Ananya Aarogyadhara' (artists welfare fund), in addition to a cash donation of Rs. 10,000/-.
Carrying on it's good work, Hamsadhwani launched another huge project in 2005, titled ‘Vaggeya Vaibhava’. This ongoing series features the compositions of Mysore composers. Lack of availability of scripts with notations and training, has made these invaluable compositions almost inaccessible to young learners and musicians outside Karnataka. ‘Vaggeya Vaibhava’ is Hamsadhwani’s attempt to address this paucity. Covering a wide range of composers from Mysore such as Mysore Sadashiva Rao, Mutthaih Bhagavathar, Mysore Vasudevacharya, Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, Veena Sheshanna, Bidaram Krishnappa, 'Vaggeya Vaibhava' offers audio recordings of the compositions rendered by senior artists of Karnataka. Hamsadhwani also intends to bring out notations in the form of booklets.