Online Event Talk

Electronic India

Join artist Paul Purgas as he explores the unique history of Indian electronic music in this online event.

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What to expect

Paul Purgas is a British artist and electronic musician of Indian heritage and one half of the duo Emptyset. In 2018 Paul found a box of dusty reel to reel tapes in the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad which featured a collection of intriguing electronic compositions made by a series of unknown composers dated from 1969 to 1973.

The National Institute of Design (NID) was a design school in Western India, which during the 1960s became a creative hub where leading international artists including Louis Kahn, David Tudor, Iannis Xenakis and John Cage all passed through the college. The NID also housed an electronic music studio containing an early Moog synthesizer.

Join this online talk to discover the legacy of the electronic studio at NID, Ahmedabad, and its role in the evolution of electronic music.

Booking information

Adult: £5
Members: Free

This is an online-only event. You will receive instructions on how to join the talk in your booking confirmation email.

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Paul Purgas

Paul Purgas is a London based artist and musician working with sound, performance and installation. Originally trained as an architect he has presented projects with Serpentine, Tate, Kettle’s Yard and Spike Island. He is one half of the electronic music project Emptyset working with electroacoustic and computer music, broadcasting and spatialised sound, presenting commissions with the Architecture Foundation, David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate Britain’s Performing Architecture programme.


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