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Saraga is a concept music player geared towards Carnatic and Hindustani music with facilities to explore within recordings and among a sizeable collection of recordings in ways unprecedented in these genres. Most players are designed with a linear conception of time. Saraga’s player interface is designed with a circular conception of time, which is in-line with these genres. It also helps music students zoom in on the areas of interest to them and repeat them.
The player highlights important phrases and lets a musicologist jump between them easily. Movements like “going back a few avrtams to listen again” are easy using the sama-based navigation in the player. The player also presents the overall structure of a performance in a single visual.