ART is LIFE: SOUNDFRAMES

3 - 5 December, 2021

A festival conceptualised, designed and themed around music, to virtually explore the power of the museum, and music, to bring people together. Showcasing a range of never-before-seen performances, talks and workshops from artists in India and the world.

PROGRAMME

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07:00 PM
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08:15 PM
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SoundFrames of Hope: Come Together

Bangalore Children’s Chorus, Berklee Indian Ensemble

Enjoy melodies of hope and joy, and celebrate the role of music in bringing people together through upbeat performances by a Chorus of 75 children and the famed Berklee Indian Ensemble.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
10:00 AM
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10:50 AM
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Of Svaras, Ragas, and Bhavas

Sanjeev Abhyankar (Artistic Director), Abhinay Ravande, Ajinkya Joshi, Apurv Dravid, Mukta Joshi, Vilina Patra

Journey through the vivid landscape of Hindustani Classical music, and explore its nuances through evocative compositions.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
11:00 AM
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11:45 AM
EST

Bursts of Sound

Directed by Ricky Kej; Armand Hutton, Arun Kumar, Ashwin Sundararajan, Dr. Noize, Faridkot, Glenn Zottola, IP Singh, Konshens the MC, Lonnie Park, Zaii Hauchhum

A pastiche of sounds across genders, geographies and genres, from Folk to Jazz, presented by Grammy awardee Ricky Kej.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
11:45 AM
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12:45 PM
EST

Deck-Set-Go!

Ritu VK, Sandunes, Shiva Manvi, Surya HK, Trish Complete

A conversation about the finer elements of DJ-ing, and navigating an art form that is often relegated to entertainment.

Online Event
Free
Audio description & ISL
12:50 PM
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01:10 PM
EST

Classic Bollywood tunes from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, performed by a band that has overcome every challenge through music.

Online Event
Free
Audio Description
02:00 PM
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02:45 PM
EST

Hum Sab Ek Hain?

Manasi Prasad, Shubha Mudgal, Sneha Khanwalkar, Sushant Divgikar

Examining how caste, community, gender and sexual orientation have impacted diversity of expression in music and the performing arts.

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Online Event
Free
Audio description & ISL
02:45 PM
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03:45 PM
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MAP Talkies: Once Upon a Song

Rima Das, Shilpa Vijayakrishnan, Simit Bhagat, Surabhi Sharma

Exploring the various spaces that music can occupy in our lives and films, from the historical and contemporary to the aspirational.

Online Event
Free
Audio description & ISL
03:45 PM
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04:25 PM
EST

Hear directly from the festival curator about how visual and musical art forms merge, and explore musical pathways through diverse cultures.

Online Event
Free
Audio description & ISL
04:40 PM
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05:00 PM
EST

Chai Time Concert: SandTunes and Rap & Reason

Bhugra Khan Manganiar and Children of the Manganiar and Langa communities, Mc Artslord

Celebrate the power of words with traditional, intergenerational folk music from Rajasthan and contemporary Conscious Rap.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
05:00 PM
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05:30 PM
EST

A dynamic performance by a collective of artists featuring contemporary renditions and reworkings of Indian Classical and Folk music.

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Free
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05:30 PM
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06:00 PM
EST

Travel with the mandolin as storyteller-musician Raman Iyer spins its tale, and revel in the mystical sounds of the hand pan in a performance by Nithin M Menon.

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Free
Audio description
07:00 PM
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08:10 PM
EST

Songs Across the Sands of Time

Kabir Cafe, Vidya Shah

Discover centuries of musical heritage with Vidya Shah, who sketches the evolution of Thumri as a genre, and popular band Kabir Cafe, who present a contemporary spin on the poetry of Kabir.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
10:00 AM
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10:45 AM
EST

Enduring Compositions

Gowri Ramnarayan (Artistic Director), Amritha Murali, Praveen Sparsh, Shreya Devnath & Vignesh Ishwar

Etching the nuances of Carnatic Classical music through the compositions of, and as a tribute to, the ‘Trinity of Carnatic music’.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
11:00 AM
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11:30 AM
EST

Women of the World

Annette Philip, Ayumi Ueda, Débo Ray & Giorgia Renosto

A musical journey of songs and stories from across the globe led by the award winning, renowned vocal quartet.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
11:30 AM
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12:15 PM
EST

Bursts of Sound

Directed by Ricky Kej; Gautam Das Baul, Hai Phuong, Jim Kimo West, Lonnie Park, Shridhar Hegde Keremane, Tribal Farmers of Araku Valley

A pastiche of sounds across genders, geographies and genres, from Folk to Jazz, presented by Grammy awardee Ricky Kej.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
12:15 PM
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12:40 PM
EST

Raga Trails

Sonika Soni, Vir Amar Dasmahpatra

An immersive experience, bringing to life Ragamala paintings that sit at the intersection of music, literature, poetry and visual arts.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
12:40 PM
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01:05 PM
EST

Showcasing Mahesh Raghvan’s unique technique of using the iPad as a musical instrument to create an electronic medley of tunes.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
02:40 PM
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03:30 PM
EST

Sonic Cinema: Picture Abhi Baaki Hai

Sadhana Rao, Shilpa Vijayakrishnan, Dr. Tanvi Goswami

Delve into the sights and sounds of Bollywood through this exploration of film memorabilia from MAP’s collection, film music history and musical renderings of popular songs based on Hindustani Classical ragas.

Online Event
Free
Audio description & ISL
03:30 PM
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04:15 PM
EST

RockCity

Arati Rao, Carlton Braganza, Shaina Jagtiani, Venkat Vardhan

Exploring the role of concerts in defining the city’s (and country’s) music scene, in relation to MAP’s exhibition featuring Venkat Vardhan’s personal guitar collection.

Online Event
Free
Audio description & ISL
04:30 PM
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05:00 PM
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Chai Time Concert: DNA of a Classic

Kavita Seth & Kanishk Seth

A performance of classic songs written by Sufi poets amalgamated with modern electronic music by the famous mother-son duo.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
05:00 PM
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05:30 PM
EST

An intimate Qawwali session exploring themes of love, devotion and longing through compositions of Amir Khusrau, Bulleh Shah and others.

Online Event
Free
Audio description
06:00 PM
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07:00 PM
EST

Sounds of the City

Abhishek Sekhri, Nikhil Narendra, Rahul Nadkarni, Sourav Biswas & Shwesmo / Yoel Genin

Premiering the songs created by finalists of a sonic public engagement project that called for musicians to ‘capture’ the sounds of their cities.

Online Event
Free
Audio description & ISL
07:00 PM
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08:10 PM
EST

Radical Connexions

Penn Masala, SubraMania

Unwind with fusion performances of Indian and Western genres of music, and experience music that connects people from across the globe.

Online Event
Free
Audio description

SPEAKERS & PERFORMERS

ABHINAY RAVANDE

ABHISHEK SEKHRI

AJINKYA JOSHI

AMBI SUBRAMANIAM (SUBRAMANIA)

AMRITHA MURALI

ANNETTE PHILIP

APOORVA KRISHNA

APURV VINAY DRAVID

ARATI RAO

ARMAND HUTTON

ARTSLORD

ARUN KUMAR

ASHWIN SUNDARARAJAN

AYUMI UEDA

BANGALORE CHILDREN'S CHORUS

BERKLEE INDIAN ENSEMBLE

BHUGRA KHAN MANGANIAR

BINDU SUBRAMANIAM (SUBRAMANIA)

CARLTON BRAGANZA

CHANDRIKA TANDON

DIPAK MARWAH

DR. NOIZE

DR. TANVI GOSWAMI

FARIDKOT

GAUTAM DAS BAUL

GLENN ZOTTOLA

GOWRI RAMNARAYAN

HAI PHUONG

INDIANRAGA

IP SINGH

JATINDER SINGH DURHAILAY

JIM KIMO WEST

KABIR CAFE

KAMINI SAWHNEY

KANISHK SETH

KARTHIK MANI (SUBRAMANIA)

KAVITA SETH

KONSHENS THE MC

KRITHIKA SREENIVASAN

LONNIE PARK

MAHESH RAGHVAN

MANASI PRASAD

MUKTA JOSHI

NIAZI NIZAMI BROTHERS

NIKHIL NARENDRA

NITHIN M MENON

PENN MASALA

PRAVEEN SPARSH

PURVAA SAMPATH

RAHUL NADKARNI

RAJEEV RAJA

RAMAN IYER

RICKY KEJ

RIMA DAS

RITU VK

SADHANA RAO

SAHANA MOHAN

SANDUNES

SANJEEV ABHYANKAR

SARVAR KAHLON

SHAINA JAGTIANI

SHILPA VIJAYAKRISHNAN

SHIVA MANVI

SHREYA DEVNATH

SHRIDHAR HEGDE KEREMANE

SHUBHA MUDGAL

SIMIT BHAGAT

SNEHA KHANWALKAR

SONIKA SONI

SOURAV BISWAS

SRIRAM EMANI

STEPHEN WEBBER

SURABHI SHARMA

SURYA HK

SUSHANT DIVGIKAR

TRIBAL FARMERS OF ARAKU VALLEY

TRISH COMPLETE

UDAAN

VENKAT VARDHAN

VIDYA SHAH

VIGNESH ISHWAR

VILINA PATRA

VIR AMAR DASMAHPATRA

VIVEK SANTHOSH (SUBRAMANIA)

WOMEN OF THE WORLD

YOEL GENIN (SHWESMO)

ZAII HAUCHHUM

IN COLLABORATION WITH

The preeminent institution of contemporary music, dance, and theater, Berklee offers degree-granting programs in Boston, New York City, and Valencia, Spain, and through Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognised with Grammy, Latin Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Academy awards.

MAP is south India’s first major private art museum. Situated in Bangalore, MAP’s mission is to take art and culture to the heart of the community, making it accessible to diverse audiences. It will achieve this by exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving India’s rich artistic heritage. MAP will be a space for ideas and conversations that are initiated through its collection, enabling us to engage with audiences in multiple ways.

Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, MAP’s five-storey building on Kasturba Road, will include art galleries, an auditorium, an art and research library, an education centre, a specialised research and conservation facility, as well as a cafe. The building is currently under construction and is set to open to the public in 2022.

MAP’s activities have already expanded beyond the four walls of a traditional museum space by not only reaching out to the community through a variety of educational and outreach programmes, but by also taking the museum online. In line with its vision, a MAP digital membership offers a range of online exhibitions, exclusive events, curated collections, a space for kids and much more.