|Title||BENGAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL|
|Product / Service||BENGAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL|
|Category||A02. Rebrand / Refresh of an existing Brand|
|Entrant||IKIGAI DESIGN Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Idea Creation||IKIGAI DESIGN Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Production||IKIGAI DESIGN Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Shafiqul Alam||Ikigai Design||Design Director|
|Tilok Adnan||Ikigai Design||Art Director|
|Afeef Zubaer Zaman||Ikigai Design||Tech Lead|
|Azhar Chowdhury||Ikigai Design||Copywriter|
|Shafiqul Alam||Ikigai Design||Art Director|
|Shafiqul Alam||Ikigai Design||Copywriter|
|Niaz Murshed||Ikigai Design||Account Manager|
|Fahim Ahmed||Ikigai Design||Programmer|
|Shafiqul Alam||Ikigai Design||UI/UX Designer|
|Shafiqul Alam||Ikigai Design||Creative Head|
Music allows the soul to disintegrate and transcend to a higher state of being. Eastern classical music is a conversation of love spoken in syllables of purity and reflection. The concept was to visually showcase the unraveling of the soul, pierced by the powerful, uplifting and euphoric waves of music. Raga - the building blocks of classical music: distinct melodic forms containing key movements, each embodying a distinct personality.
To visually encapsulate the essence of classical music to a larger global audience, a generative system was developed. A symbol – the statue of a musician sitting at peace, her hands liberating the tunes from her Tanpura – was chosen as the core seed of the system to generate design elements unique to each performer's music. The lighting of the statue for each generation reflected the different times of the day-night when a 'Raga' is played. The original version of the statue was 3D scanned and virtualized for the custom generative system. A data bank of 378 ragas, including their respective times of the day, musical notes and interval sequences was included in the system, using which it manipulated the the 3D figure, spontaneously unraveling and illuminating its soul in sync.
The project enabled Bengal Foundation to successfully take the annual festival to a larger global audience, cementing its place as the largest classical music festival in the world, bringing music lovers and classical maestros together in a spectacle of global pedigree. The event saw record attendance and enjoyed rave reviews across local and international media.
To introduce traditional classical music to a larger global audience, we tried to capture the unique tapestry of the different genres of classical music and visually showcase the unraveling of the soul; how classical music resonates with the human mind, every tune liberating a different pattern within the soul.