July 23, 2009 4:13:25 am
Music lovers in the city will soon be able to enjoy music of different genre,including classical,folk,jazz,rock and even film songs under one roof,at an art gallery-cum-music archive,which will house rare musical records by renowned artistes as well as a facility to enjoy the music in tranquility.
This facility will be set up at an upcoming art gallery,which will be named after Bharatratna recipient and the doyen of Kirana gharana Pandit Bhimsen Joshi,on the premises of the Vasantrao Bagul garden in Sahakarnagar.
Congress leader in the PMC Ulhas Bagul told reporters on Tuesday that the construction work for the art gallery is on in full swing and would cost Rs three crore.
The art and music gallery spread over 16,000 sq ft,will have four floors. On the ground floor,there will be 35 cubicles,where people can listen to music by their favourite artistes with the help of digitised archives of rare as well as popular ones. The archive will focus on artistes from Pune. However,records of artistes from other parts of the country will also be part of the collection.
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In addition to this,the ground floor will have an auditorium,where screening of short films or other programmes could be arranged.
The construction work is actually over,only the interior work is still going on. We have tried to give the building a novel look. It has a state-of-the-art sound system. Large models of different musical instruments are part of the exterior designing which creates a musical theme, Bagul said.
An art gallery of 3,500 sq ft is designed on the first floor,where painting exhibitions could be held. On the second floor,a memorial has been designed for the late Marathi actor Suryakant Mandhare ,where his awards and trophies will be on display,besides his picture gallery.
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