“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.
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.