by Tenma Official on Tuesday, September 12, 2017
- Session type
- BoF Meet
- Technical level
To initiate discussion around the whole art community and to become a cohesive unit to build an ecosystem together. Enough of cribbing and enough of complaining let’s build this scene together.
I have built a small community of artists from various art disciplines to collaborate and work together which brought upon some change in personal and social perspective. This is sort of a community development movement to bring everyone close to each other with knowledge sharing, information exchange and awareness through art. There are things which might sound Utopian but if we believe in it we can make it happen together. I want to extend and bring artists, collaborators, educators and patrons together towards a deep rooted cultural change wherever they are!
In today’s times, we are all stuck in our own agendas and most of us are failing constantly to thrive as artists. Our body of work is judged by a like or a hit through social media and in turn we are generating fast and mediocre work. I have seen artists quit easily, is it because they are discouraged or because it is easy to quit or just simply burning out. We can’t change the scene because we don’t have an ecosystem to survive in - hence the formation of a parallel self sustained eco-system.
Just an open mind
Tenma is an established music producer, culture designer and co founder of Indie Tamil musical project Kurangan. He has been a bass player and band manager for over 12 years. Kurangan has been the biggest act with numerous independent hits and all this work was done with the support of the audience and performance fees and in turn all the tracks were always released for free. Tenma is also a music composer for movies , web series , jingles and also an established game audio director. Recently he put a team together and set up the The Madras Indie Collective (MIC) to develop the art eco system for multiple disciplines. The MIC is also developing various spaces to bring in people to collaborate and make fresh and original content.