A visual representation of Kherewa, which is a rhythmic cycle of 8 beats. Kherewa is a rhythm from the non-classical traditional used in Indian folk music, film sangheet, qawwali and gazal.
This is a collabration with the Shanti Children Project.
The children were then given a simple template to draw their circle artwork. Deo took photographs while they were drawing, when they finished and had some fun taking some more pictures.
Deo scanned the drawing and used the photographs he took to create the video. Using the software Max (Cycling 74) to analysis the sounds Deo played on the tabla drums to control the visuals, he recorded the video live, no editing, no post production.
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What is Tabla VJing? Visuals controlled by the beats played on the tabla drums.
While playing the tabla, Rajinder Deo recorded this live demo using Max which is a visual programming language for music and multimedia. Max analyses the beats and displays selected images. The outer circles correspond to the bass drum (bayan) and the inner circle to the higher drum (dayan).
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Wednesday 27 March 2013 – Sunday 21 April 2013
Alchemy is our annual festival of music, dance, literature, design and debate from India, the UK and South Asia. There are dazzling events for everyone including the mightySusheela Raman, Hariharan, Anoushka Shankar and circus and aerial performance from the Daksha Sheth Dance Company.
Ed Hanley is a tabla player, composer, photographer, videographer and editor who likes to push boundaries. From the 1st to 31st March Hanley will be the resident artist at Arcadia Art Gallery, 680 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Canada. His plan is to create an album and film in those 31 days with the public interaction as a main ingredient.
This is a great tabla animation. You can watch it several times and you will see something different each time. What I really also appreciate is the detailed description on the production of the animation. Ed kindly gives us the tabla kaida in writing which he learned from Pandit Suresh Talwalkar in Pune.