Private Project

Old Delhi

”Old Delhi" is an audiovisual experience that explores and experiments with rhythm in time and vision. Starting from a tonal and graphical simplicity, the experience layers with time, in form and meaning, as it follows and embodies eight distinct instincts, to create an evocatively raw, yet cognitively sophisticated odyssey, quintessentially Indian in rhythm and brutally industrial in form.

Indian underground musician Ravana created "Old Delhi”, its ethnic electronic sounds inspired by, and dedicated to, the history of the city of Old Delhi, and the political drive of the music of Muslimgauze (Bryn Jones).

  • Glyph
  • Ravana
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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Director Biography - Glyph

Sharad Kalawar is an independent filmmaker from Bombay.

Blending an eye for analog simplicity, ear for digital rhythm and an honesty to urban emotion, Sharad Kalawar enjoys independent and commercial collaborations and thrives on creative and logistic challenges.

Drawing from hands-on experience in independent cinema, Bombay's thriving advertising industry, documentary film and installation art, Glyph was created as a platform to explore and craft the form, function and possibilities of the visual experience.

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Director Statement

A new breed of independent Indian electronic musicians are crafting a blossoming array of unique styles and languages. Ravana's album “Old Delhi” felt, to me, like the biological power of percussive rhythm refined to a knife point. I was instinctively driven to visually express every perceivable sound.

The quest to harness the music and create a befitting visual journey propelled me to absorb and reflect, design and experiment, over the course of the following three months.

In an environment of informative and emotional media pollution, “Old Delhi” aims to confound, immerse and stimulate audiences into feeling, following and discovering their own unique journey of instincts and emotions.