Materiality of Sound/João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga

João Renato Orecchia Zúñiga is an artist and performer who makes things with sound. Through experimentation and improvisation Orecchia investigates the materiality of sound, seeking a balance between computer technology, hand-made electronics and real world sounds like the human voice, field recordings and traditional musical instruments.

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Sound Bending/ Travelogue/ Sameer Thakur

This summer of 2016, Sameer Thakur was invited to share sounds of his Morchung in Yakutsk, Russia at, convincingly, the world’s largest festival celebrating the traditions of the mouth harp.

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Presentation/Film Maker/Ruchir Arun

Ruchir Arun is a graduate from Film and Television Institute of India. He works as a freelancer filmmaker in Bombay. His Diploma film Mandrake! Mandrake!, won the national award for the best short fiction film in the year 2014. His 2nd short film 5 o’ clock accidents got a Special Jury Mention at the National Awards, 2015. These films along with others have been showcased in various film festivals across the world.

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Screening : Remembering Kurdi

The film tries to piece together fractured memories of a village that was submerged by the Salaulim Dam over three decades ago, but which resurfaces annually for a few weeks during the summer – allowing its prior inhabitants to return to perform rituals, visit the graves of their ancestors, have picnics in the ruins of their homes, and remember what is lost.

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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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