Sarāga is an android application that provides an enriched listening atmosphere over a collection of Carnatic and Hindustani music. It allows Indian art music connoisseurs and casual listeners to navigate, discover and listen to these music traditions using familiar, relevant and culturally grounded concepts.
Sarāga includes inclusive designing of innovative visualizations and inter and intra-song navigation patterns that present musically rich information to the user on a limited screen estate such as mobiles. These time synchronized visualizations of musically relevant facets such as melodic patterns, samas locations and sections provides a user with better understanding and appreciation of these music traditions.
Features: 1) First of its kind time-synchronous visualization of sections/forms, prayogas/pakads and taala boundaries for intra-song navigation, engaged listening and appreciation 2) Unique compound filters over raagas, taalas, instruments and artists for finding songs 3) Compiles representative and characteristic aspects of raagas and taalas across performances for a deeper understanding of musical concepts
Sarāga showcases one of the outcomes of the CompMusic research project at Music Technology Group of Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain. CompMusic project aimed to advance in the automatic description of music by emphasizing cultural specificity, carrying research within the field of music information processing with a domain knowledge approach. Read more about the project at: http://compmusic.upf.edu/