About the walk

The Digital Archive of North Indian Classical Music (ANICM) was set up at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, in early 2004, with funding under the Documentation of Rare Texts Programme instituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Over the last 15 years, the archive has grown substantially, and at present contains about 8000 hours of recorded music in digital form as well as a substantial corpus of music on loan, awaiting digitisation. The archive houses music recorded commercially as well as covers and private recordings more than a hundred years old. It is thus one of the largest repositories of Hindustani classical music in the country, especially rich in the genres of traditional music available across a large variety of carriersfrom 78 rpm records to spool tapes.
 

On the occasion of International Museums Day, we will be conducting a guided tour of the Archive of North Indian Classical Music that will enable the participants to interact in an audio-visual presentation on the idea of archiving and the role that ANICM has taken to preserve the intangible history of our nation. The participants will then be led to a display and hands-on experience of various analogue carriers, such as 78 rpm shellac records, spool tapes, vinyl records, compact audio cassettes, as well as corresponding equipment such as acoustic gramophone, spool stereo tape recorder, professional turntable and tape deck. The tour will conclude with a live demonstration of the digitisation process.

 

Through this tour and hands-on digitisation activity in a working archive, we seek to highlight the importance of developing a repository of the intangible heritage of music, and look at the processes, carriers and kind of work that goes behind developing and continuously updating one.

 

This guided tour is free. 

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Walk Date
Meeting Time
03:45 am
Celebrating International Museum Day - A Guided Tour of the Archive of North Indian Classical Music, JU
In Association with
The Makers Collaborative; Archive of North Indian Classical Music, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University
Friday
17 May

Walk Leader

Swati Mishra
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Duration

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Meeting Time03:45 am

Meeting Point

Gate No. 4, Jadavpur University

MediumBengali, English, Hindi

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About the Walk

The Digital Archive of North Indian Classical Music (ANICM) was set up at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, in early 2004, with funding under the Documentation of Rare Texts Programme instituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Over the last 15 years, the archive has grown substantially, and at present contains about 8000 hours of recorded music in digital form as well as a substantial corpus of music on loan, awaiting digitisation. The archive houses music recorded commercially as well as covers and private recordings more than a hundred years old. It is thus one of the largest repositories of Hindustani classical music in the country, especially rich in the genres of traditional music available across a large variety of carriersfrom 78 rpm records to spool tapes.
 

On the occasion of International Museums Day, we will be conducting a guided tour of the Archive of North Indian Classical Music that will enable the participants to interact in an audio-visual presentation on the idea of archiving and the role that ANICM has taken to preserve the intangible history of our nation. The participants will then be led to a display and hands-on experience of various analogue carriers, such as 78 rpm shellac records, spool tapes, vinyl records, compact audio cassettes, as well as corresponding equipment such as acoustic gramophone, spool stereo tape recorder, professional turntable and tape deck. The tour will conclude with a live demonstration of the digitisation process.

 

Through this tour and hands-on digitisation activity in a working archive, we seek to highlight the importance of developing a repository of the intangible heritage of music, and look at the processes, carriers and kind of work that goes behind developing and continuously updating one.

 

This guided tour is free. 

Please Note

Venue: School of Cultural Texts and Records, 5th Floor, Rabindra Bhawan, Jadavpur University (Near Darshan Bhawan, Opposite to Open Air Theatre)

Timings: 4 pm to 6 pm

Date: May 17, 2019

Facilitators: Prof. Amlan Das Gupta, Director, School of Cultural Texts and Records
Shantanu Majee, Research Fellow, School of Cultural Texts and Records

Biswadeep Chakraborty, School of Cultural Texts and Records
Swati Mishra, The Makers Collaborative

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