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Archive for August, 2008
ORKA-M introduces its near-future plans to enter the animation film production sector with a short experimental animation film entitled “Galactic Dance (2008)” based on the graphical elements from Mehta’s music-artwork “imap 2 (2002)”. ORKA-M animation films have the unique attribute that music is the innovative engine powering the films and even the animation graphics are derived from music. This particular film was created with the animator/artist Louise Egan in Cork, Ireland in 2005 during Mehta’s Irish Arts Council artist-in-residency. The music is eerily prophetic of the Asian tsunami as it is the recorded material from an improvisation entitled “the four elements” live in concert on Dec. 22, 2004 at the seaside Galle Face hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, four days before the devastating Tsunami hit and during which Mehta was still in the vicinity.
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The concert was initiated by Mehta in honor of Cellist Rohan de Saram’s receiving an honorary doctorate in his country and included De Saram on cello, Mehta on Hybrid trumpets, and Sri Lankan percussion maestro Piyasara Shilpadhipathi.
New paintings by Rajesh Mehta are currently being exhibited at our Juhu, Mumbai Gallery:
Prints of songlines ‘ jewels: bardo and nagaraja will be available soon through our online shop!
Listen to a Music Session with Carnatic Mrdangamist/Percussionist Jayachandra Rao from Bangalore and Rajesh Mehta rehearsing a part of Mehta’s new music-artwork “film ragas:unfolding frames” during his recent visit to Mumbai in August 2008 here (MP3)
Prints for Purchase
The highest quality prints of Mehta’s music-artwork based on his graphical music notation framework and his narrative paintings continue to be sold in our online shop with new additions underway! Please see the shop on this site for details. Personal appointments to visit our Juhu, Mumbai Gallery where the entire collection of original works as well as the prints are currently being exhibited can be made by contacting ORKA-M’S co-founder Barbara Friederichsen-Mehta, email@example.com
South African Broadcasting Corporation showed a program entitled D’Fusion on TV channel SABC 3 on April 20, 2008 featuring Rajesh Mehta music-artworks including “Songlines ‘ Jewels: Bhakti” which has been published in the newly released anthology of innovative music notation entitled “Notations 21″. The prints of this music-artwork are for sale on this website