This seminar takes us from the visual into the aural domain of the postcard. The postcard was at the core of new communicative and listening practices that developed around the radio, and the audio-visual pleasures of popular music, especially Hindi film music. It enabled audiences to have their voices reach artists, programmers, and speakers. These practices linked domains of nationalism, regional languages, new genres of lyric poetry, and music, and conversations about society and culture, some of which continue to this day. We take a critical look at some of these aural pleasures from the mid-twentieth century to the early twenty-first, in this progamme -
The Postcard as Sonic Object
Vebhuti Duggal, Ambedkar University
Listening to Calcutta Radio Station: three early programmes
Indira Biswas, Independent Scholar
Thinking Aurally: Some snapshots from the twentieth century
Lakshmi Subramanian, BITS, Pilani-Goa / retd. CSSSC
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Prachi Deshpande (CSSSC)
This webinar is a part of the online exhibition ‘The Art of the Painted Postcard- Nandalal Bose and His Contemporaries’, presented by Victoria Memorial Hall, the Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre and DAG Museums.
Note: Sign Language interpretation will be available for audiences using Zoom on their computers. After registration you will receive a confirmation email - please check your junk mail in case it is not in your inbox.