This love song “Priye” was filmed and released as a part of the initiative “Not limited by Time” curated by musician/author T.M. Krishna. NLBT is a response to the byte-size trends of art in the increasingly digital platform, and supports the making and sharing of pieces of art in long-form – not condensed, constricted, or compromised for the sake of virtual consumption.
“We are living in times when everything is being condensed and constricted to fit the “new digital form.” The problem is not just the reduction of time, but the compromised nature of the art that is being offered in the name of adapting to this new norm.
The likes, comments section of our social media pages are determining what we should and should not do. Democratization of art also means we share serious artwork and not only modes of titillation. Every month I will be sharing a long-form raga alapana for your listening.
I do have one request, try listening to it only when you have 20 minutes and not in 4-minute bits. If you get bored, still persevere and go through it. Boredom is also an experience to be had!”
– TM Krishna