Understanding the art of composing (Part 2)
A free online workshop on Zoom by Shantanu Moitra
Supported by HSBC
Composition is the mainstay of music performance in any tradition. There is no music without composition. It is significant, therefore, to understand what constitutes a composition, and how it really takes shape in the hands of a composer. In today’s world, being a composer is regarded as a valid career option for talented musicians, and thus, it becomes equally important to understand the attributes of a composer.
In the first session of this two-part series, Shantanu Moitra had presented his viewpoint about what makes a successful composer and how does one identify the composer within. His deliberation also delved into the basics of composing, the tools used, and approaches that could be adopted while composing for various media.
The second session continues with in-depth details of the building blocks of composing as well as the actual approach leading to a composition.
Starting with advertisement jingles, Moitra went on to compose music for landmark films including some award-winning works like Parineeta, 3 Idiots, Pink, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and others. He has also to his credit independent albums like Ab Ke Sawan and Gulzar in Conversation with Tagore. Furthermore, Moitra has uniquely married his adventures and music to create 100 Days in Himalayas and Songs of the River, based on climbing the great mountains and cycling along the mighty Ganga.
Registrations now open.