A cutting-edge interactive music museum celebrating all aspects of Indian music is to open in Bangalore.
Home to a booming IT industry, the city is regarded as one of India’s most cosmopolitan and progressive.
The Centre for Indian Music Experience (IME) is located in an upmarket district of the city.
Slated to open in June, the four-storey building is expected to attract around 500,000 visitors a year.
The IME has been created to immerse guests in India’s rich musical heritage. It also hopes to connect with the younger generation and to inspire creativity through music.
A range of state-of-the-art interactive exhibits are located in eight thematic galleries. These showcase the many aspects of Indian music and include an instruments gallery with 250 musical instruments. A number of computer-based interactive installations enable visitors to experiment with the process of music-making.
The complex also encompasses a Sound Garden and a Learning Centre.
The IME’s Sound Garden features a variety of sculptures, all with a musical element. These include reeds, chimes, tubular bells, plate gongs and musical stones.
The Learning Centre will deliver curriculum-based music education as well as developing music teaching aids for schools. The facility consists of five classrooms, a seminar hall and a library.
There is also a cafe and a retail store where guests can buy music-related souvenirs.
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