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Navneeth Sundar - Desh Thillana (Animoog Cover)

Navneeth Sundar covered the classic Shri. Lalgudi G. Jayaraman slow jam Desh Thillana on Animoog!

Video Description:

Navneeth Sundar, a composer and pianist from Chennai, has recently discovered that the touch screen provided by the Apple iPad can be used to perform different kinds of music, including Carnatic music (South Indian Classical Music). The app used in this performance is "Animoog" created by "Moog Music Inc". This particular patch, created by Navneeth himself on the app, is specific to a particular ragam or scale, which in this case is the ragam Desh and its parameters can be tweaked to suit other ragams, which makes it possible to explore the myriad dimensions and expressions there are, in Classical Carnatic music.

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Reader Comments 9

YEA! That was fantastic. I guess those iPads can make music, too.

January 14, 2015  | person_outline stub

Cool. Nice to see the beauty of the classical brought to life with a retro-synth. Great performance.

January 14, 2015  | person_outline Mr Chip

Really enjoyed that, in the right hands stub the music flows, in my hands it more resembles noise. Not sure if the percussionist's were adding slight fx at times or my altered state has got me adding my own sounds.

January 14, 2015  | person_outline mister-rz

Yo, yo, that was phat yo! Yo!

January 14, 2015  | person_outline PessyJinkman

They don't own drumjam???

very good. great job

January 14, 2015  | person_outline anonymouse

Wouldn't really go looking for this music, but I like the Tablas....rad... The synth sound is too porta for my taste....always disliked portomemto.....but it shows you the power of the ipad...I adapted it to Darkpsy and industrial Aggrotech so anyone can make whatever style pleases them....got to get me a tabla like that though....that is bad assed...

January 14, 2015  | person_outline Psysword


Before she returned to India, I learned from her the traditional reason for making a piece of music in India: "to quiet the mind thus making it susceptible to divine influences."

- John Cage, untitled essay http://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/about/essays/john_cage.html

There are all kinds of jokes I could make, but honestly, this blew my young mind when I first read it, years ago.

Also it's interesting to speculate on the teenaged children of various Hindu gods, who are much more into death metal or Taylor Swift.

January 14, 2015  | person_outline Mister Pickle

Gorgeous but kind of a boring sound. He was just using the scaled keyboard it seemed. Would love to hear it with a more animated sound into Samvada.

No matter; the musicality and communication between all three of them is sorta mind blowing.

January 17, 2015  | person_outline Will

I agree about the sound. I had heard a similar example of someone else playing a raga on an animoog patch, but with a much more interesting timbre that was affected by finger position on the key/strips. It was very effective and compelling. Otherwise similar virtuosity on the instrument.

January 17, 2015  | person_outline stub
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