It is not always that you find like-minded people working for what is considered a monetarily lost cause by the world at large. Over time the one cliched thought that people dole out is that "art never pays. It is stupid of you to take it up as a profession". To all those who have heard that line one too many times, Earth Sync brings to you the 2012 IndieEarth Xchange- to 'support India's independent musicians and filmmakers through a multi-dimensional framework'. A three day event, being held between 30th Nov and 2nd December at The Park, Nungambakkam, the event has become the hub of Indie music groups, upcoming filmmakers and music enthusiasts in a first of its kind meet. What is best, the musical shows in the evening are free for all (except the late night gig at Pasha for which one has to pay the usual cover charges).
Here are glimpses of the one and a half days that have passed, so you don't miss the other half that remains!
The organizers and the invitee chat up just before the show is about to begin.
Discussion - India's independent movement- a brave new world - to begin the proceedings of the day. Amidst jokes from panel member and manager of Indian Ocean band, Dhruv Jagasia that his own sangeet is going to feature Bollywood numbers and not Indie music, the panelists discussed the struggle of India's Independent Movement and the fears and possibilities ahead.
Even they await for the music to begin!
Karthick Iyer and friends, as Karthick remarked "performing in a non-corporate non-wedding reception event" for the first time, with great delight brought to the event a contemporary interpretative style of popular music steeped in Indian classical, folk and pop. A definite bunch to watch out for!
The event has plenty of more music, from all over the world, lined up for this evening as well as tomorrow (when it concludes) that includes gigs by Ti Fock, Sing Sing, Peter Cat Recording Co,Project Yuj etc. Apart from those
There is no better way to spend a weekend than to discover new kinds of music and rub shoulders with the wonderful music makers themselves. Head straight to The Park this evening and on Sunday and soak yourself in the art, like we have been doing!
Photographs: Sandhya Ramachandran