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Event: Mumbai Local with Prof. Paritosh Pandya: Ragas on Computers: Can Indian Music be a | 12 June 2016
Recommended by: Team Evenato
Jun 12, 2016 Time: 5:00 pm
Sunday, 12 June 2016 , 5:00PM
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum , Mumbai
In today’s digital era, computers are increasingly showing abilities to take on human tasks, from playing chess to proving theorems in mathematics. In this this talk, we explore the ability of computer to deal with Indian Classical Music. More and more, sound processing and digitization is being used to replicate sounds andcreate music. But, that is still primarily a western tradition – well-established with complex tools and programmes designed for those genres of music. Back home, we rarely hear of Indian classical music being created on a computer. But, what if it could be? Could a computer recognize and grasp the infinite fluid possibilities of our ragas? Could it see the patterns in our music? What would these look like? We are thrilled to invite Prof. Paritosh Pandya – computer scientist and ardent music lover – to Mumbai Local.
As a computer scientist who treats signals as information and language, working on the language of music comes almost naturally to him. Prof. Pandya believes “the patterns in music are as rich as structures found in computer programs and mathematical functions. Music can have mathematical models as rich as those of galaxies and the sun”. That said, he also knows that very few people are actually exploring in the field of building tools and software that would suit Indian music.