“I’m the Space in Between” Arushi Jain
Indian classical music may date back centuries but it’s in a perpetual state of flux. The tradition revolves around a complex melodic matrix known as a raag, or raga, that has no real translation in the Western classical system. There are countless raags, each of which contains a collection of notes, motifs and patterns that artists use to compose music in that raag’s framework. Depending on how a musician uses a raag’s properties, an endless number of melodies can be created.
Producer and programmer Arushi Jain makes electronic music based on northern Indian ragas. She told us about her process and how her background in coding makes a modular synthesizer the perfect tool for composing.