Sound Reasons is a festival for sound art and contemporary electronic music which takes place in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. With concerts, workshops, talks and Installations across various venues the focus this time is on live performances and sound installations.
Veda Aggarwal is a classical guitarist with a merit in the Trinity College Grade 8 examination in 2005. Veda lives in Pune, India, and has been teaching and performing locally for several years. Her last collaborative work was adapting arias from Mozart’s Don Giovianni for classical guitar, in a unique online partnership with the American soprano Samantha Chardin. One of five national finalists for the Spanish Guitar Competition in 2009, Veda has received special training from classical guitarists Roger Zimmerman and GFA 2010 winner Johannes Moller.
Dr. Vidya Kamat, Founding Member, Secretary, Center for Study of Mythology and Culture, Goa, will present her research on roadside shrines in urban spaces. The centre document the myths of the region and its oral history traditions. Through this, they hope to provide a creative and scholarly exposition of the diverse heritage of myths that enrich the cultures of the region and the patterns that emerge therein.
Musical Warriors is an open group comprising of Goan music performers and activists, who love Goa in all its natural beauty, social harmony and loving hospitality. The group has come together to promote the idea of preservation of our centuries-old tradition of peaceful living in harmony with nature, ecology and environment, which is, sadly, fast being destroyed. The group has conducted many street performances all over Goa creating awareness of various issues such as land grabbing by the state authorities in Mopa and Tuem for government projects and opposition towards Raheja housing project in Carmona and golf course in Tiracol.
Ian de Noronha (Keyboards) and Vj Xavier (Guitar) will play their kind of music, experimental songs/pieces with harmonic progressions borrowed from Jazz and Funk music. Their influences are Chick Corea, Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry, Billy Joel, Dream Theatre, Sting, Freddy Mercury, Steve Perry and host of others. Neel Adhikari will open this set.
He said, “It’s said that in the beginning was the word, but for me the beginning is always an image. When I think about a conversation, it always starts with images. And what I love about photography is the inscription of a single moment: it’s completely ephemeral. You take the photograph, and one second later, everything has changed.”