‘Geet gaya patharon ne’! Music comes alive – Times of India

Jun 20, 2016, 06.16 AM IST

Udaipur: Stones are not only for building and decorating homes. They can surprise eyes and fill hearts with delight. Visitors who saw the stone art pieces at Shilpgram here on Sunday, experienced similarly as they were reminded of an old number from the Bollywood classic ‘Geet Gaya Patharon Ne’ and the entire air seemed like to have been filled with music.

Nine sculptors who participated in the Musical Instrument Sculpture Workshop at Shilpgram here, proved with their creations that there is lot more that can be done with stones. Large sized musical instruments carved out of natural stones by these artisans turned out to be so fine that they looked almost real. The 20 days workshop was organized by the West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC) which culminated on Saturday.

On Sunday, the masterpieces were put up for exhibition which received wide appreciation from all art lovers. Slabs of white, pink, black, yellow and green marble had been used to make harmonium, tabla, sarangi, rudra-veena, nagada, shahnai, turhi, santoor and other instruments which were seen placed around the open air platform.

“It was an enriching experience for artists as we got the chance to meet sculptures from other states. We learned a lot from mutual interaction, came to know about the new techniques in practice,” said Chandan Samal, a participant from Odisha. Sudhanshu Singh, the additional director of WZCC, also spoke to the artists to learn their feedback on the workshop.

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