The Multiple Emotions of Indian Music
- An exciting glimpse into India's movement towards musical modernism, seen through the camera of a renowned cultural chronicler
- Evocative black and white photography, representing some of the greatest names in Indian music.
Musicscapes: The Multiple Emotions of Indian Music is a visual diary, comprised of 30 years of photo documentation. It explores Indian music through the lens of the passionate photographer Shobha Deepak Singh. Shobha is a chronicler, dedicated to representing the musical zeitgeist of modern India in pictographic form. Retelling history through evocative black-and-white portraits, she displays the many moods, iconic moments and the ‘rasa’ of Indian music. From the maestros of vocal music, Balasaheb Poonchwale, Kumar Gandharva, Bhimsen Joshi, Kishori Amonkar and Shubha Mudgal; to legendary instrumental musicians, Bismillah Khan, Ravi Shankar, Amjad Ali Khan, Ali Akbar Khan, Vilayat Khan, Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ronu Mazumdar and Zakir Hussain; Shobha captures some of the boldest and brightest talents that have emerged from India’s diverse music community. Her unique visual language portrays these artists with a rawness and verve no other photographer’s camera could match.
- Roli Books
- 5th May 2017
- World excluding Oceania, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
- 285 mm x 260 mm
- 252 Pages
- color, 200 b&w