Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist

I actually forgot how I found this short film but its amazing si-fi short film titled “Wanderers” directed by Erik Wernquist, digital artist and animator. Astronomer Carl Sagan has narrated this short film, reading from his book Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.
According to director: The film is a vision of our humanity’s future expansion into the Solar System. Although admittedly speculative, the visuals in the film are all based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens.

Carl Sagan’s narration concludes as he states:
Maybe it’s a little early. Maybe the time is not quite yet. But those are the worlds, promising untold opportunities, beckon silently. They orbit the sun, waiting.

Music: Timi Ra, Ma

Music has always been my best pal since childhood. There is pure love between me and music. I grew up listening to the songs of Nepali bands like Cobweb, Mongolian heart, Gloomy Guys, Kandara, Nepathya and list goes one. Nepali music industry during that period I think was golden and turning into new way. With the new flavor of music. There were only few artists those time and most of them produce a good music which we still remember and still hear it.
So, that was the past. Now most of the good old band either do not exists or only making few music. New there are lots of band, lots of singer and they have lots of option to reach to the listeners. In past there were very few studios where artist could record songs. Now any kid can record their songs from home and publish it to YouTube or SoundCloud and be the next Bieber.
In the mass of uprising talented singers and musician, its very hard to find good music. May be I am only the person with this difficulty. Since last few year I could only find few number of good music in Nepal. Like from Kandara Band, Karma Band, Bipul Chettri, Astha Tamang Maskey and recently Bartika Eam Rai.
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I don’t remember the year but must be 2 years back. I was avid user of SoundCloud because I could find old bands music and also creative music. And I also found Raw version (must be) of “Timi Ra, Ma”. Now that version is not in SoundCloud. I could not exactly remember the singer name that time but her writings were great. It was nice song and I listened while working like I used to listen “Maya” by Full circle.
This year, A song was tranding among my friend circle. “Khai” from album “Bimbaakash” by Bartika Eam Rai. I checked the YouTube and wow the song was nice. A song title from the same album caught my eye and it was “Timi Ra, Ma”. I played the song and surprisingly it was same from the SoundCloud few year back.
I went to SoundClound and played all the track from the album. All the songs were awesome. There was something new in each song. Music and lyrics were all fantastic. Specially my favorite “Hawaaijahaaj“. All the songs are not the usual songs we hear in Nepal, they are all unique. I can listen for a long time.
Songs like this shows a new path and hope on Nepali music industry. It will definitely make Nepali music listeners happy. It is better to use the options musicians have today to create a better music and not just for the show off. Now a days I think people are also concious about the good music. So, musician needs to work hard to earn a good credit.
Image credit: Unsplash

New way of creating music

Technology has influenced almost everything in the world from our daily life to big enterprises to music. In modern days technology is used heavily in the music industry. Technology has given us a new taste in music. Day by day new technology has been introduced that can change the way we create music.
During the final moment of the Intel CES 2016 Keynote, a new device was presented that can make gesture music. A. R. Rahman and his band created music using Intel’s Curie, a button-sized hardware module for wearable devices. Without using any real musical instrument they performed their song “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire.
Future will tell more about the scope of this device. But it’s a very interesting device for me. Check out the video: