From playing in a band during his college days to composing jingles and moving on to composing some of the biggest Bollywood hits in the last 10 years, Amit Trivedi’s journey has covered all the spectrums of the music industry. Amit, who was always drawn towards Indian classical music, has particularly been known for experimenting with various genres. His debut movie featured 18 tracks of different genres.
The National Award winning composer, who is also a versatile singer and lyricist, is known for blending genres and working with fresh talents. Amit has transcended his composing and singing abilities to the Live performance stage too. Having performed across the continents, Amit will be Live on stage at the Paddy Fields Folk and Fusion music fest at NESCO grounds, Goregaon east, Mumbai on the 6th of October 2018.
“I love folk music and it is present all over the world. But, I’ll be focusing on Indian folk music because I feel we have a massive variety, thanks to the diversity here. Music from every state in India is beautiful and I’ll be covering music from a lot of the states.” – Amit Trivedi
Never the one to shy away from a Live gig, Amit considers it a litmus test for his music that he is still working on in the studio.
“There are some songs I’ll be presenting at this festival which I’m very excited about. So, it’s going to be a fun fusion experience” – Amit Trivedi
The composer, who likes to experiment, is performing with a variety of singers from across the country. Having recorded the music for the movie ‘Bombay Velvet’ with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic), using the Rubab – a Kashmiri string instrument, Garba beats and even traces of Trance music in his earlier movie albums, what is on the cards at Paddy Fields this year?
“As the name suggest, it’s a folk fusion. A lot of artists from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab will be playing some of my songs” – Amit Trivedi
With Jazz, Rock and Western Classical as his preferred genres of music and Clarinet, Oboe, Mandolin and Harmonica as favourite instruments, the fans can expect a fusion master class.