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Digital Direction (MA)

Nikita Raina

“Paint a Raga” aims to teach users how to play the notes within an Indian raga (a set of notes that have specific ascending & descending scales and can be played in any combination) using a Western keyboard instrument, depicting their own musical artwork with the equivalent Indian notation. Western and Indian classical music exist in different hemispheres and the project is an evolving work-in-progress that bridges the cross-cultural learning gap.

Degree Details

School of CommunicationDigital Direction (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Kensington, Darwin Building, Lower-ground and Upper-ground floors

Nikita Raina

Nikita Raina (she/her) is an Indian-American London-based musician-songwriter who recently graduated with an Industrial Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has a background in UX design, broadcast video production, and computational media. Her current research explores the learning gap between Indian and Western classical theory and notation.