An Archaeology of Sound with Umashankar Manthravadi


2020, May 24, Sun — 2020, Aug 10, Mon

Photo: Nida Ghouse

Photo: Nida Ghouse

As a self-taught acoustic archaeologist, Umashankar Manthravadi has been building experimental ambisonic systems to measure the acoustic properties of ancient and medieval ritual sites across India. Curated by Nida Ghouse and bringing together writers, dancers, musicians, and recordists, the exhibition is conceived as a multiauthored staging of sound objects, composed using archival material and on-site recordings. An accompanying program and publication will engage with a broader discourse of classicism, archaeology, and contemporary art.

Part of The New Alphabet

Exhibition, publication, conference

Opening Sat May 23, 2020, 7 pm

Opening hours:
May 24–Aug 10, 2020
Daily except Tue
12 noon–7 pm, Thu 12 noon–10 pm

May 23 & 24, 2020
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