Festival syllabaries: New recordings of India
Opening, Saturday 21.05 at 7pm
Finissage, Friday 27.05 at 7pm
An exhibition and presentation of sound and experience in Chennai, India from Jeremy Woodruff and Susanne Matsche, new works exhibited from Nakul Krishnamurthy, Sukanyan Sunthareswaran, and Zeeshan Nabi.
Jeremy Woodruff and Susanne Matsché offer reflections on 20 months of living in India with sounds and images recorded there; how life and time is differently manifested with a series of festivals as markers of social life; how time flows differently through a round syllabary.
Days after the Assembly Election in Tamil Nadu, work by representatives of a new generation of young Indian composers and artists will be presented, former students of the KM Music Conservatory, that each contend in different ways with the current political climate in India under the BJP government and in Tamil Nadu under the AIADMK. Sounds of election booths from a few days ago, sounds of rickshaws, sounds of vendors and funeral processions are featured, among others. Jeremy Woodruff presents the collaborative blog: “Chennaisonic”
Lastly, “Ninnu-kori”, a transcription of eight versions of the same South Indian composition in Mohanam Raga will be premiered in an electronic version. A second graphic realisation shows the way some patterns of Tamil speech echo this particular raga.
Admission free; donations welcome.