Presentation of the AMC's VirtualGuru and DigiGuru

Friday, April 15, 2011 - Monday, April 25, 2011
Throughout the day

Indian music is typically based on oral tradition and the special 'Guru Sishya Parampara' relationship between teacher and pupil. How does this fit in with the demands and distractions of life in the twenty-first century?

The Asian Music Circuit
has created two unique touchscreen applications, bringing together the intuitive side of Indian music-making and the new potential of digital software. The responsive
display of the Virtual Guru engages audiences with the nuances of Indian singing by putting their singing skills to the test, while the DigiGuru teaches the concept of raga, letting users explore raga 'maps' and compose their own music.

Unique to the AMC, these interactive experiences offer fascinating insights into South Asian music and a different approach to understanding it. Both will be in display in the Royal Festival Hall as part of Alchemy.