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Special Talk - Blending Music with Technology

  • Multipurpose Hall, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre 40, Max Mueller Marg New Delhi, DL, 110003 India (map)

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The dramatic advances in digital technologies have significantly expanded the space for creative arts, bridging borders and generating new genres and styles. Music is no exception. The internet platform has enabled composers and musicians to collaborate in real time, on creating fusion music, enabling joint performances despite being separated physically over vast distances and most importantly, in using art to transcend the national and linguistic boundaries. The discussion will be on how technological advances are impacting traditional and folk music forms and what lies ahead in the future.


Nirali Kartik- Hindustani Classical Vocalist

Shankar Barua- Trustee, The Academy of Electronic Arts

Chintan Kalra- Founder-Member, Parikrama

The talk will be livestreamed on the IIC website; streamed through Facebook-live on the Metamorphoses Facebook page; and video recordings will be available on YouTube, as well as disseminated through social media channels hosted on the Metamorphoses website. The promotional video for Metamorphoses can be accessed here.

Questions will be taken on a special number through SMS, provided at the venue, and selected ones will be answered given time constraints. 

Metamorphoses is a modest effort to try and bridge the gap between digital technologies, which are transforming our lives, and our understanding of their multiple dimensions. It will unfold in a series of nine interactions covering different aspects of the digital revolution.

This series will examine the impacts of digital technologies on the human psyche and on societies – exploring ways in which some of the negative elements may be mitigated. There will be a peep into the future – of what machine learning and artificial intelligence may bring to human experience – and the moral and ethical dilemma associated with these. It will also delve into issues relating to data privacy and cyber security as well as the emerging legal regime to regulate this critical domain.

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Eighth Panel: Cyber Security