Tavishi is the solo sound project of composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer, visual artist and scientist, Sarmistha Talukdar. Tavishi, who works as a biologist, draws inspiration from scientific research data as well as her own experience as a queer Indian woman living in America.
In this project she experiments with diverse elements (scientific research data, Indian music, noise, ambient and industrial elements) to create noise and drone based atmospheric compositions.
Through her project Tavishi, she converges her interest in musical composition with her work as a scientist, converting research data into cascades of rhythm and ripples of harmony, while using sound as a unique lens through which to reconsider the patterns and structures present in her research. The end product is a beautiful, somewhat mysterious intersection of Indian music, ambient shimmer, crooks of atonality and sudden bursts of noise.
By ATTN Magazine