Latest interview with @theindianmusicdiaries who loved my recently released debut EP and wanted to know more. Read the full interview on their Facebook page. 📰🎶 #Repost @theindianmusicdiaries (@get_repost)
"...my music is a thinking man's music and it begs for your complete attention. I doubt if it can be enjoyed as a backing track to any other activity. "
In conversation with Srijit Bhowmick aka Sri, the sombre and earnest singer-songwriter from Mumbai, where he reveals to us what music means to him, his influences and his views on the society we live in.
Full interview on our Facebook page link in bio.
Q1. What does music mean to you?
A1. As a listener, it's the most beautiful thing in the world. It means so much in so many different ways for many different reasons. It represents humanity and life, and communicates in a way nothing else can. Animals sing, birds too, we find music in the fresh gush of wind, and when it rains, in the quiet hallways and busy streets, and stormy seas sing as well. Music heals and cures, and revives old memories and adds colour(s) to new ones. Where do I begin and where do I end? At the cost of sounding clichéd, music is poetic and other-worldly and vice-versa. As a music maker, I'm trying to capture all of these emotions, moods, thoughts and observations of life passing by, and hoping that it ends up having some meaning, a form, or a story whether real or otherwise, whether abstract or direct in its approach or in between, and hoping that it really moves someone.
I believe that a human being needs a craft, beyond other things, to express himself/herself through, and as a result, learn about life. The arts are one of the many ways to do that. Maybe, themost difficult and yet, the most alluring way of doing so. And my choice of art happens to be music.
Q.2 How would you define your music? What do you usually like to write/sing about?
A2. Doing so would put my music into boxes. It’s an amalgamation of many things, and thus, hard for me to define. What I can for sure is that my music is a thinking man's music and it begs for your complete attention. I doubt if it can be enjoyed as a backing track to any other activity.
RGIA-Hyderabad welcomes Sitar player, composer and youngest – and first female – recipient of a British House of Commons Shield Anoushka Shankar to Hyderabad.
Wishing her a great time in the city.
SHARING SOMETHING NON - MUSIC RELATED 🇮🇳
Today was "Bhai Phota": It's an Indian festival in which the sister prays for the wellbeing and success of her brother, in exchange for gifts and blessings. That explains the happy picture with the five euro bill at the end! 💱💸😆 I thought you might want to know about my origin and roots (something besides my music) Happy bhai phota everyone!