October 5 - 8, 1998
MULTIMEDIA & LIVING TRADITIONS
Rendering of Dhyaneshwari by Dinesh Katre
The Dnyaneshwari has been rendered in Multimedia with the intention of taking the holy message and the pearls of wisdom by Saint Dnyaneshwar to the whole world. The digital audio recording of the musical recitation of Dnyaneshwari and Bhagvadgita has been integrated for simplifying the reading and pronunciation of Ovis and Shlokas along with the translation Marathi.
The CD Title also consists of a multimedia rendering of metaphor from the first Chapter which describes 'Lord Ganesha' at the God of Knowledge.
: Mask Project by P. Jha
|Multimedia and Living
Traditions : Devnarayan by Molly Kaishal & Abhay M. Lal
A Devnarayan performance is not merely a narration and a chanting of the verbal text. It includes a visual representation of the text in the form of a huge scroll painting. The performers sing, dance, chant, narrate and perform specific rituals in front of this scroll. it also involves use of specific musical instruments and costumes. Elements like sound, sight and movement are employed to bring out the multilevel and multilayered meaning of the narrative. The event also demands an active participation of the audience.
This truly interactive event can be best represented and analysed through an equally interactive medium, which allows a multidisciplinary approach and a multisensory representation. With this objective in mind, IGNCA has undertaken the Devenarayan hypermedia project. This paper will discuss some of the aspects and issues related with the documentation and analysis of this oral epic through multimedia.
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