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Octaves
About Us

We are a group of passionate Music lovers who express fun, excitement, sorrow and peace through Music. Our aim is to nurture and develop a Musical culture at IIM Udaipur so that it touches every soul and resounds in every corner of the campus and reaches the crescendo of every corner of the world to create positive vibes amplifying the energy altogether. We strongly believe that Music is the most prominent religion that crosses all barriers of caste, creed, and gender. We leverage its power to reflect the diversity of IIM Udaipur.

Activities

Octaves collaborates with various clubs and committees for concerts and performances during many festivals like – Ganesh Chaturthi, Freshers, Teacher’s Day, Christmas, Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and other college events like – Solaris, Flashback, Audacity, Farewell and many more.

Along with stage performances, we love to come up with our original compositions for our Annual fests. Octaves has composed and recorded the theme song for Utkrisht – The Sports fest of IIM Udaipur, for the last two years.

Events

The team is responsible for organizing and conducting plenty of musical events around the year for all musical enthusiasts on campus.

Live Stage performances

Octaves performs live for any and every event that requires a musical atmosphere. We collaborate with various SCOs to perform in events like Diwali, Freshers, Audacity, Ganesh Chaturthi, Teacher’s Day, New Year, etc.

Our performances include music from different genres involving rock, classical, Bollywood, regional, pop, etc. We consciously make an effort to include variety of music in our concerts to make sure that the music caters to all sections of students with different music tastes.

Live Jam

This event was conducted for the first time ever in IIM Udaipur, during the Literary Fest of IIM Udaipur, LitFest. This is a unique event as there is no preparation before the event and the audience are also invited to sing the songs of their choice. Similar jamming sessions are conducted now in different events such as Christmas, Lohri, etc.

Karaoke

Traditionally the first event for the juniors on campus provides the stage for everyone (trained and bathroom singers) together to share their love for Music and sing any song to their heart’s desire. Not being restricted to just once, but is held 2-3 times around the year and is part of the cultural festival and internal events of the college.

War of Bands

Rock being one of the most renowned and popular genres of choice among the youth is celebrated in the form of War of Bands in IIMU. The event is held during the cultural fest of IIMU, Audacity. It is the stage for many rock bands over the nation to compete with one another. Octaves Team kickstarts the event with their enthralling performance.

Air Band

Octaves also has something for the people who are yet to learn to play any instruments. We bring an event called the Air Band. It is an internal competition reserved for juniors where any music lover could form a band and act like one on stage with the presence of instruments (made by the students themselves) to show their showmanship and performance.

Rap Battle

This event is for the people to show their creativity in not just singing but also bringing their original composition, where people compete in the genre of Rap songs. This event is held during the cultural fest of IIM Udaipur, Audacity. It attracts a lot of rappers, both local and around the country.

Antakshari

Nothing brings out the fun in Music like the game of Antakshari does. It has always held a special place in our hearts as Indians. Octaves conducts Antakshari as a part of Audacity. But, we don’t just do the traditional Antakshari!! Every year, we come up with new, innovative, and fun rounds that add to the excitement and enjoyment of the participants.

Uttarang

This is a Solo Singing Competition which is conducted during the cultural fest of IIM Udaipur, Audacity. The event attracts excellent singers from Udaipur as well as the nearby locations. This is one event where singers are given a huge platform to showcase their talent and attract recognition. Keeping in mind the pandemic and its challenges, Octaves also hosted a solo singing competition on an online platform, which received registrations from across India.