Twelve Kolkata musicians got together for Mix The City Kolkata, an interactive music platform which lets you mix sounds of Kolkata online.
Mix The City lets you combine classical with electronic and tradition with modern music. The original music compiled into short audio-video samples by Kolkata musicians can be mixed and matched to create your own unique soundtrack. You can also download and share the soundtrack you make on your social media handles. Tanmoy Bose, Somnath Roy, Mainak “Bumpy” Nag Chowdhury, Deepsankar Bhattacharjee, Subir Ray and Varun Desai (Yidam), Kaushiki Chakraborty, Pradyumna Singh Manot, Abir Singh Khangura, Rupashree Bhattacharya, Golam Fakir and Punjab Band are the musicians who have contributed their original music.
Kutiman, an Israel-based songwriter, producer, mixologist and filmmaker, has curated this interactive platform which aims to get us Calcuttans to connect with the city and its landscape.
We loved the video samples which have been shot in some of the iconic locations of the city including Kumartuli, Bow Barracks, ICCR, Presidency University, Trincas, Eco Park, Arts Acre and Science City. It’s super simple. All you have to do is head over to the website where they walk you through the instructions. Use your mouse or keyboard to combine the Kolkata-sounds into your own creation and save it to hear later.