Attention, this is not censored(Intervention in Public Space, Album)
Attention, this is not censored is a music intervention based on texts by teachers, activists and workers who in recent years have been detained in India without due process. This intervention consists then of an alternation between segments in which a pre-recorded voice narrates the conditions under which these people were detained, and segments of live music. Each music moment was assigned one of these persons, and the style and instrumentation of the composition was decided taking into account the content of a respective text fragment. During the presentation, the audience was given a printed book with the texts used as source of
This music intervention of approximately two and a half hours was presented in middle of the
Cubbon Public Park in Bangalore, on a cloudy Sunday afternoon within the framework of the
BangaloResidency, a two-month artistic residence offered by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller
Bhavan, and in collaboration with Maraa, media and arts collective. A shorter version of the
music segments was recorded in studio and can be heard online.
With: singer and social leader Narayanswamy together with Muniraj; Jagadeesh R. Mudambi
(E-Guitar) and Madhuri Jagadeesh (Vocals) of the group MoonArra; the violinist and singer
Veecheet Dhakal of the band Gauley Bhai; and the visual artist and voice performer Parmita
Mjukerjee. In addition, several friends voluntarily participated in the conception of the idea, the
text translation, text speech, image design and logistic.
Bilder © Joseph Santhosh Kumar