AR Rahman will set music for a multi-media artwork by maverick artist M F Husain. Husain, who turned 95 yesterday, is ready to make a splash in his adopted homeland Doha with a sound installation of four life-size Murano glass horses and his flashy racing cars.
Husain will also pay a tribute to the glorious history of Bollywood with a large mural-format series in canvas on the history of Indian cinema —right from the days of Dadasaheb Phalke.
"He is full of unbelievable energy at 95. He is currently making a sound installation of four life-size Murano glass horses that will be placed along side his fleet of racing cars in a giant solid art composition. He has recorded the engine sounds of the vehicle and asked composer AR Rahman to create a soundtrack for the installation from the tape," says artist, designer and photographer Ram Rahman.
Husain is currently in London, supervising the making of sculptures of horses.