When I was in school, I had to choose any of one of the cultural activities from Violin, Harmonium, Flute, Vocals, Drawing, Tabla and Mridangam. The classes were two times a week for about 45 mins. I wasn’t interested to sing and didn’t want to scare away people. I was also not into drawing as an art (As an after thought, I should have taken this course. At least, I would scored more in my biology diagrams). Among the others, the easiest to carry around was a Flute and I chose to learn flute. The classes didn’t last long. I learnt very basic Carnatic notes using Bansuri flute and I don’t remember any of that now. I hadn’t realized the beauty of the instrument at that time. I did not know at that time that it could produce soothing, soul stirring music and place you in a state of trance.
I had already posted about The Indian Jam Project earlier. They rearrange a famous theme music and present an Indian classical version of it. My favourite among their works in undoubtedly the Interstellar Tribute that I had shared earlier. But the first video of them that I stumbled upon was their Game of Thrones theme. I heard it again today for umpteenth number of time. It never gets boring. Whenever I hear the flautist Prathamesh play the instrument, I invariably end up cursing myself for quitting to learn this beautiful instrument. The video of the Game of Thrones theme is embedded below. Do listen to their other themes. I would recommend Interstellar tribute and Harry Potter theme.
On a lighter note, if you are unable to relate this version of the theme with the series, Vishal Dutt’s image below might help you put things in perspective. Cheers!