Inspired by his vision, a project was undertaken at the NCPA to visualise music, which after two decades of research resulted in the development of an analytical tool that served as a microscope to “see” the nuances of Indian music.

Deploying this tool, 110 compositions across 84 ragas rendered by several top-ranking vocalists of Hindustani (North Indian) music, were presented in a unique website called ‘Music in Motion’, ( where music can, not only be heard but also “seen” in great detail. Thanks to the generous grants offered by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust from 2004-2007 and 2009-2012, and decades of support from the Amsterdam University, in 2013 the project was offered freely in the public domain.