Home Uncategorized Mumbai in a sound place

Mumbai in a sound place

Mumbai was an especially surreal city to live in during the early days of the country-wide lockdown. Normally a pulsating metropolis, it was shrouded with an eerie silence broken only by the likes of chirping birds, the occasional cries of vegetable vendors strolling by with their carts, and the wail of beggars pleading with people housed within their walls of privilege. The city is inching back to life again. Some of the more familiar sounds like that of honking cars have returned to assault our ears. But it will still be a while before we go back to the helter-skelter existence that had consumed our lives before the pandemic.

Dennis Fabian Peter is an electronic artiste who has now given that earlier hustle and bustle a sonic narrative. He’s released a single called This city swells under his artiste moniker, Non Linear. It’s a track that captures the previous frenetic pace of the city that we had accepted as de rigueur. A thumping bass line that remains constant reflects Mumbai’s nonstop pulse, for instance. Peter says, “I also included elements of grunge music that represent the city’s grit despite all its glamour.”

Dennis Fabian Peter aka Non Linear
Dennis Fabian Peter aka Non Linear

Overall, the single gives a sense of a normal day in the life of an upwardly mobile Mumbaikar. You wake up, rush for work, slog through the day, return home in the evening, get your groceries before the markets shut, head out for drinks or a meal at night (maybe there’s also an after party involved if you’re of that disposition) and then hit the sack before you rinse and repeat, with hardly any time to breathe.

Peter isn’t from the city, though. But the Goa-based musician is a frequent visitor and was here in February for an artiste residency where he conceived the track. He also used his experiences as a trained architect and visual artiste to create a video for it that uses different maps of the city for an animated representation of Mumbai’s evolution. The images have an abstract quality. In fact, so does the music. But then again, these are abstract times. Few things seem to make any sense anymore. So, how nice it would be if only we could turn back the clock and return to the daily grind that Peter’s track represents, despite all our previous grumbling.

Log on to youtube.com

Keep scrolling to read more news

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and a complete guide from food to things to do and events across Mumbai. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

On Mom Soni Razdan’s Birthday, Shaheen Bhatt Shares A Throwback Gem

Shaheen Bhatt shared this image. (courtesy shaheenb)HighlightsShaheen Bhatt posted a throwback picture on Instagram Soni Razdan celebrates her 64th birthday today...

Inside Riteish Deshmukh’s Festivities With Genelia D’Souza And Sons Riaan And Rahyl

Riteish Deshmukh with family. (courtesy riteishd)HighlightsRiteish shared a video on Instagram "Happy Dussehra," he wrote Tiger Shroff dropped heart emojis on...

Can You Guess Where This Pic Of Suhana Khan Was Clicked?

Suhana Khan shared this image. (courtesy suhanakhan)HighlightsSuhana Khan is currently in UAE with her family "Bye, moving into this bathroom," Suhana...

Hilary Duff And Matthew Koma Announce Pregnancy

Matthew Koma with Hilary Duff. (courtesy hilaryduff)Highlights"LOL quarantine was fun," wrote Matthew Koma The couple got married in December last year...

Maanayata Dedicates A Post To Husband Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt in a still from the video. (courtesy maanayata)HighlightsMaanayata posted a video of Sanjay Dutt "He has always fought back with patience," wrote...