An interesting experiment.
As it happens, I have long been thinking that, rather than arguing over his publicly-expressed opinions and his writing style, it is time to give his music a chance, for the first time in a long time. I can't even remember when I last heard him.
Is this the occasion?
I know that there are rasikas to whom the violin and the mridangam are little else but intrusions. I believe that the ear needs some variety in the sounds, some differences in musical texture. I also feel that the inter-artist musical exchanges are very much a part of the experience. On that basis, even if this was one of my favourite artists, I would be feeling the same: can I listen to just one voice for over two hours?
I have about 24 hours to make my mind up