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Bengaluru (or the good old Bangalore, as some of us still like to call it) is certainly applauded for its breweries. But nothing complements a pint of lager like music. Whether it’s music gigs at one of India’s most popular independent music venues that just happens to be in Bengaluru, The Humming Tree, or just the city’s naturally conducive environment that has allowed plenty of independent artists to thrive, Bangaluru’s music scene is expanding and how. Which is why it only makes sense for India’s first music museum to find its place here.
In an attempt to make music more interactive and accessible, the Indian Music Experience is designed on the principles of “see, hear, touch and discover”. Modelled around the Museum Of Pop Culture in Seattle, USA, this one-of-its-kind museum is a deep dive into the rich and historical world of Indian music through state of the art technology. Here you can do more than just ‘listen’ to music. You can touch the instruments, create and experiment with sound, read and understand histories, and simply experience music in more than just one way. There’s also a more traditional side to the museum where you can just look at the various music artefacts that have been a part of India’s musical tradition over the years.
Brainchild of Indian musicologist Pappu Venugopala and Carnatic singer Manasi Prasad, the museum consists of more. Expect to be astonished by amazing art installations that also double up as musical instruments. There’s also a cute little cafe space where you can unwind and feast. Overall, the museum is divided into eight parts. From a sound garden where visitors will be introduced to the basic principles of sound through large wood and steel installations to an Exhibition gallery and more, there’s something for everyone. Especially for those who’ve often been accused of having a strange, unidentifiable taste in music!
Tickets start at INR 150.
Time : 10.00 a.m - 06.00 p.m
Open on all public holidays
Monday - Closed.
For more information, you can visit the official website.
Feature image credit: Indianmusicexperience.org
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