“The biggest advantage of being a music composer in India is that you don’t get categorised in a particular genre,” says the 24- year-old music arranger Aseem Trivedi, whose venture as an author started as of late, with the as of late delivered OTT arrangement, JL 50. Yet, the "plan to be a full time performer" came to him, when he chose to leave his old neighborhood, Kanpur, to seek after school in Mumbai, six years back, in 2014.
“ I think I was 18 when I came to Mumbai to pursue college. My family has all lawyers and doctors, so they( his parents) just wanted me to pursue education and get a degree. I moved to Mumbai, because I just had to pursue music as a profession and I always dreamt of composing for movies and shows,” he says. The ongoing arrangement, a science fiction show featuring Pankaj Kapur, Abhay Deol and Piyush Mishra was an ideal chance, for “someone” like Trivedi, in light of the fact that the show gave him “ample of space” to try.
“Theres a song like Jungle Ki Raaton Mein and, then theres a song like Now I am Here. They just belong in two different time zones!” he says. That bodes well, since the show wavers among 1984 and 2019. “It was amazing to just think about the possible soundscapes around such a script. For someone like me it was perfect, because there were so many options. Plus I was really fortunate to work with people like Piyush Mishra and just be able to learn so much from him,” he includes.
Before JL50, Trivedi, for a long time was an aspect of an assortment of groups, part of an unscripted TV drama and was opening for acts, for example, Raftaar, Benny Dayal and a year ago he was on visit with Bollywood vocalist, Shreya Ghoshal. “These encounters, working with various sort of artists, have helped me comprehend what music is about. It may be old hat comment, I know. [But,]The melodic sensibilities are shifted to the point, that I truly see myself as lucky to have worked with them and these encounters have helped me arrive at where I am today,” he says.
A definitive dream, anyway still remains making for a film. “I have grown up listen to Bollywood songs, and being fascinated by them. Of course I’d love to compose for a film, one day!” he says.
However, that doesn’t imply that he will either quit making music in the “indie” space. “As an artist you need to express and say what you want to say. So the indie space is to let that inner artist inside of you, out. You make your sound in the indie space,” he closes down.
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