Imogen Heap has teamed-up with popular Indian composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani in Rajisthan. The Grammy award-winning British singer, composer and producer headed to the opulent Samode Palace in Rajasthan to meet up with the two composers and push the boundaries of music. They began working on a composition that was based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Where The Mind Is Without Fear. In this collaboration, Heap brings in a variety of instruments as well as a group of school-children to sing the chorus. This provided a very distinct, unique feel to the music and it was already pushing the boundaries of that the artists were used to.

Some of the sounds of the musical instruments had to be played and recorded in a musical instruments shop in Samode and the composition also featured distinct influences from a village band as well as local nagara players. People who listen to this music over a nice game of Partypoker will be surprised at its unique sound and endearing qualities. This was all in aid of a program that was thought-up by Samira Kanwar, founder of the Mumbai-based production house Babble Fish Productions, and the event management firm Only Much Louder and Dewar’s. Their vision was for something experimental to be created and it has certainly succeeded.

This is a cross between a music documentary and a travelogue that comes in the form of a series of programs. It is called the Dewarists and was launched on Star World. Artists who participate are taken out of the studio into a backdrop that suits their own specific style and given the freedom to be completely creative and adventurous with their music. It sounds like a really interesting series and if you are a fan of Imogen Heap, you should check out the episode which includes her.

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