Talk
30 October 2021

Response + Q&A with Sukanta Majumdar

30 October 2021 | Part of A Supplementary Country Called Cinema

Starts 7:00 pm

Ends 8:00 pm

Venue Cinema Akil

Warehouse 68

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Pair One - Jalsaghar and The Other Song

Together, these films offer a lament, one seems to take off where the other leaves. There is the loss of a tradition, of a way of life, of a changing context. Rather than foreground nostalgia, the pairing proposes questions around the axes of technology, modernity, colonialism and feudalism. Both films also suggest ways of listening closely to the multiple histories of the circulation of music.

Sukanta Majumdar is an independent audiographer and sound artist who specialises in field recording and sound design for films and theatre. A graduate of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India in Kolkata, he has worked with many renowned filmmakers at home and abroad. Sukanta’s work is included in a recently released album, Anthology of Exploratory Music from India.

Among his recently completed film soundtracks are Cat Sticks (Ronny Sen, India; premiered at Slamdance 2019), Jole Dobe Na (Those Who Do Not Drown) by Naeem Mohaiemen, premiered at Yokohama Triennale 2020 and a few short films by Amit Dutta including If I go, where do I go?(2020) and The Scent of Earth (2021).