This entire series started off after watching the movie “Tiruvilayaadal” starring Sivaji Ganesan. There’s a song in it where he appears as a woodcutter who loves singing. The truly fun part of the song is somewhere in the middle where he manifests many versions of himself, each having a musical instrument in hand to accompany his singing, leading up to a spectacular finish.
So I thought to myself, what are the most popular classical musical instruments in India? And what if Ganesha started dancing and manifested many versions of himself to accompany the dance with various musical instruments? What would that look like? How would the symphony of the gods sound? How much fun would it be if we could get just a tiny glimpse of it? With that single thought in mind, this piece just sort of came together :-)
I actually sat and watched musicians play each instrument to get an understanding of what an expert creating music looks like and tried to capture a moment from that performance in each piece, encapsulating mastery and enjoyment of the craft.