Once the planned interventions are implemented, the performing arts institution will transform into a completely high-tech centre.
Extending the wave of digitisation to Lucknow's Sangeet Natak Akademi, the state authorities have decided to equip the institute with world-class facilities. As a part of this initiative, the recording studio and library at the academy will undergo significant revamps. It is expected that the performing arts institute will transform into a completely high-tech centre, with the introduction of internationally acclaimed technology and equipment.
Mac operating systems & globally touted speakers to be installed
Under this project, SNA will be equipped with Digital Mixer Studio. Besides, Mac operating systems and globally touted speakers will also be installed here. In addition to this, the officials have proposed a string of changes for the library too, which acts as a repository for nearly 16,000 books. While the flooring and display of the library will be altered, the layout and the seating plan will also be changed. Further, a computer system will be installed for digitising the record-keeping at the library.
The recording studio at Sangeet Natak Akademi was inaugurated in the year 1980. Later, recordings began across a variety of genres including classical, semi-classical, folk song, instrumental music and others, with the introduction of Video Home Systems in 1993. Through the passage of time, it has become a storehouse of a large count of audio records by renowned voice artists and veterans. An inventory of art history and heritage, the studio is extremely useful for researchers today.
Safe houses for VIP officials to be set up at the campus
The current project also entails the establishment of safe houses for the Governor, Chief Minister and other VIP dignitaries, next to the auditorium complex. Notably, the administration has approved and sanctioned the budget for this scheme, which will be conducive to improving the security standards at the campus. Slated to start construction soon, the safe houses will be built by PWD and the officials will inspect the SNA campus for this purpose.