Poetry Reading

Four poets, Scherezade Siobhan, Greg Bem, Kripi Grey and Priyal Mog will be presenting their work. A multi-disciplinary weaving of words, sounds and visuals will welcome you to experience worlds within worlds as they open their palms and let the menagerie of memory shine in silvered dark.

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Presentation : The Nomadic Diaries

Psyman OChen, in three years he travelled from Australia to Africa without a flight, relying only on barter economy and hitch hikes. He will share his experiences of barter economy and volunteering with conservation efforts of local communities across three continents- Australia, Asia and Africa. He totalled 47,000 km (29,205 miles) from Melbourne, Australia to Eilat, Israel.

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Narratives and Inspirations/ films of Bert Haanstra & Rajat Nagpal

Rajat Nagpal will screen his films along with inspiring shorts of Bert Haanstra.

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Evening of Live Electronica Music and Demonstrations

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.

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Evening of Classical Guitar Music

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.

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Making God/God in Making : Study of roadside shrines

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.

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Film with Jazz Tracks

 

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Live Gig : EP release of XSCT

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.

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Tribute to Abbas Kiarostami

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.”

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Films against stigma: Screening & Conversations

Talking about mental health issues to others can feel shameful, boring, selfish and burdensome. Those going through depression, addictions, bi-polar or other debilitating conditions often face much shame and stigma from society in general. Many people seem almost embarrassed to admit that they need help and support, thinking it’s a weakness; whilst others think that having a mental health problem is something that happens to other people who are often perceived to be unstable and disturbed. There is a lot of prejudice, ignorance, fear and discrimination about mental health as it is usually dealt with behind closed doors; when it should be spoken about as openly as all health issues, so that the root causes can be addressed as a community.

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