Michael Northam, sound-scape designer, musician

An inspiring sound artist, Michael Northam (USA) visited the Wall of Peace on February 21, 2019. He is a musician and composer, who released several CDs and online recordings by using alternative techniques for sound recording & mixing. His works combine improvisations on unusual electro-acoustic instruments with recordings from various locations around the world. The principal, teachers, community members and students gave him a warm welcome, and he offered a small presentation about how sound can be an artistic medium. The participants also attended a short listening meditation.


Prof. Kanayi Kunchiraman, sculptor

An eminent sculptor of Kerala, Professor Kanayi Kunchiraman visited the Wall of Peace in Cherpulassery. He is best known for his outsize sculptures such as Yakshi of Malampuzha Dam Gardens, Jalakanyaka at Shankumugham Beach and Mukkola Perumal trinity in Kochi. The Government of Kerala awarded him the inaugural Raja Ravi Varma Award in 2005. He is also a recipient of the Thikkurissy Award and the inaugural MS Nanjunda Rao National Award of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.