Music & the City

How urban contexts impact music

The Indian Music Experience Museum is pleased to present ‘Music and Cities’ a lecture by Chitra Srikrishna, exploring the impact of urban contexts on music.

Most music, whether classical, folk or popular, has a geographic origin. This is just as true for Western music as it is for Indian music — Jazz originated in New Orleans and Hip-hop in New York. Fortunately, music doesn’t stay confined to its home but travels around the world. Just as music evolves in its travels, it also changes the places it travels to. How does such change happen? Specifically, how does music shape cities—their architecture and design, their culture and sociology. The talk by Chitra Srikrishna will take you on a global tour from Chennai to Vienna looking at the evolution of various musical genres from classical to folk, hip hop and popular, from their origin to the present and the impact of cities, be they adopted or origin.

About the Speaker

Chitra Srikrishna is a musician, writer and professor of music at Ahmedabad University. As a carnatic vocalist for over three decades she has performed live, on the radio, and on television across the world. As a musician and educator, her focus is on making Indian music accessible to a wider audience through workshops, thematic productions and podcasts and radio shows. Her writing on culture, music and social topics has appeared in leading newspapers such as Deccan Herald, The Hindu, San Jose Mercury News and more. At Ahmedabad University she teaches music appreciation courses to students across various disciplines.

Date and Venue:
Tuesday, 31st Oct, 6 PM to 7 PM
Performance Theatre,
Indian Music Experience Museum,
Brigade Millennium,
JP Nagar 7th phase,
Karnataka 560078

Free by RSVP



Oct 31, 2023


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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IME Performance Theatre
IME Museum, Brigade Millennium Avenue, JP Nagar 7th phase, Bengaluru – 560078