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Composing Vocal tunes has been my hobby since around 3 years now. The tune as it is, when produced vocally, may not make sense to many people who are listening to it. Hence, as an effort to make the Tune more reachable, I started fitting some words into the tune. Gradually I realized that people would laugh at the words, more than appreciating the tune, if at all the words made no sense to them.

This provoked me to transit to the next phase of writing meaningful “lyrics” to fit my tune, everytime I made a tune and I wanted to show it to someone. Co incidentally,  I could frame some meaningful imaginations into all of the tunes, if not out of box words! Slowly, I realized I was actually making my own “songs”. Recorded around 4-5 compositions of mine and shared it with the wide network among my friends. Some of the compositions backed with good lyrics, got some unexpected appreciation like “steal worthy composition.. wish I had composed it“[Raghu Dixit] , “Very good lyrics“[Dayal Padmanabhan] etc.

But still, the greatness of the composition which I could see in my songs, wasnt reaching to the masses! Ofcourse, why would  they bother to imagine how would it look with better singing and instruments backing it up???

This was the provoking factor for me to assume the position of a Music Director. The only experience I have is Confidence. Decided to shell out some Money too, in making an Kannada Music Album composed, written, sung and directed by ME ! There is a joke which reads as “He is the writer, he is the composer, he is the director, he is the actor, he is the singer…. and finally he is the ONLY audience too 😉 ” !  I only wish that the joke doesn’t become a fact in this case, as am doing this with passion, love , hopes , talent, patience, discoveries all mixed in various proportions.

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Kannada Music Album

One of my friend, who is also an Actress asked me, why do I have to shell out my money into music direction? My answer to her was very rude, but still it convinced her 🙂 Actresses who want to step in to the industry in a big way,  shell out money to get their portfolio done from photographers. When they have photos in hand, all they can do is that, they can show them off to directors. I thought Iam doing something similar, that Iam shelling out money to turn my own compositions into songs, which i can show off to bigger set of people later. But here is a difference too, compared to the former one 😉 The difference is that , I can atleast sell the music to atleast 10 people around me… whereas, those portfolio cant be sold. Ha Ha Ha yeah the conversation ended with a laughter from her side.

Ofcourse, unlike the example of the actress I gave,  its not a big wish for me to enter the industry as a Music Director only. I have been passionate about writing and photography too. Nowadays anyone with a simple digital camera can show off photography skills (or rather camera skills)  somehow. Everyone who “chats” and “write”s into the chat window can claim to be writers. Hence May be, thats the reason I felt more secure to choose the path of Music 🙂 LOL !

My plan is to have 7[SEVEN] songs in the album, each one to be different from the another and each one to be better than the other. People generally ask me the TITLE of this album. Iam very honest, that I havent thought of a suitable title. May be I would like pronounce the working title of this project as “SaraLa swaragaLa” (translated as “that which has simple notes“).

The next best question that I have to answer is, when can we listen to it.  Oh man.. quite simple…. My close friends would be listening to the bits daily. … Friends who are in less touch, could listen to rough mixes whenever they get in touch.  Hmm Ha Ha Ha OK.. I know the question is, when is the release!? Hmm , I plan to release it in FEB 2012. But ofcourse, this is only if I get support from Audio companies and Distributors. Dont expect me to do even that.  Iam sure I would be tired financially and effort wise, with just the music part of it, by JAN 2012 😉 !

FUTURE is unknown!
But a promise made, writes the consequences of the FUTURE!
– abhishek ! 

The promise from my side is that, I would definitely get out a wonderful musically very rich and genuine album on to your ears.

After sharing so many paragraphs of information and also making a big promise for you guys, I have just one request to make. Please support the music director inside ME to reach you. Help me get my work out to people. Wishes are not enough. Actions are essential to change the trend. Support can be as simple as Reading this blog, reacting with a comment, sharing it with friends, retweeting the tweet, letting friends know about it personally, getting me new leads in the audio industry which could potentially help me ease the process. Thanks everyone, in advance.

Coming soon, a blog about the experiences of making the music album 🙂 Keep tuned ! Catch me here : https://abhisheksn.wordpress.com/about/

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Predicting whether an audio album would be a superhit, or hit or avg or whether it goes away unnoticed is hard anytime. But here is a movie for which we can say, the movie would get the best possible support from music even before the music release has happened !

How is it possible? Which is that movie?

Before answering these questions, let me tell you just one thing.
THE MUSIC DIRECTOR of THIS MOVIE is, RAGHU DIXIT !

Just Maath Maathalli

Just Maath Maathalli

Haan, Now I think you would have already believed my words! But now that I already have plans of completing this audio-preview, I shall do it ! 😉
Just Maath Maathali” is Sudeep’s next movie, for which Raghu Dixit owns the Music department. I used to listen to the half done tracks since they evolved, as I keep visiting Raghu Dixit at his studio. I always had a very good opinion about the tunes of JMM. But now, he has finished composing and recording of 6 songs for it, and it would be out in markets soon !

One unique stuff about JMM is that, every song looks like, to be a title song, because the phrase,  “just maath maathali” is at a prominent place in the lyric of all songs in this album.

Just Maath Maathalli, She stole my heart away… is supposed to be the main title song, as the JMM phrase comes atleast 12 times in the song 😉 RD, excuse me if my count was wrong ! This is an extremely beautiful track, sung by RD himself. The song starts off in typical RD style (am probably referring to psycho here), but when the phrase JMM starts repeating, it really steals your heart away and moreover RD had showed his voice-range again in this track.
Now this tune gets more special, because RD has  sung the Reprise of it too, just that, now its seems to be in a Sad mood and with less tempo. The words, “Idu kanaso nanaso? kaNhaniyo arivo ?” sounds touching!

Just Maath Maathalli

Just Maath Maathalli

Din’t I speak about the heroine of this movie? Oops.. Yes, I did a mistake! Heroine is one of my favourites.. Yes, Ramya ! Oooo Ooo Oooo Oooo! Why am I “Ooo”ing so much!? Oh man! it just comes naturally 😉 ! Yes, Ramya deserves a solo song to act for in this movie, and Raghu Dixit has done the magic for her too. The song “Yello“, with fast beats, has been sung marvellously by “Saindhavi” of Mussanje Rangalli(Psycho) fame. The song starts of with background “Oooo”ing in RD’s voice in an interesting tune(tune is mindblowing), and also follows at places in the song, with haLLi kannada style Rapping (with JMM phrase) in his voice. Saindhavi takes up the melody part in this song excellently.

Right after this, I heard the Travel song. Looks like this song would get picturised in London, and hence you can see the best use of Bagpiper-ish background music for this song. It starts with the lyrics “marubhoomiyallu“,  sung by Karthik, who has an excellent voice, but has somewhat imitated Raghu Dixit’s style of singing in the song! But ofcourse, nothing negative, as he has added his value to the song, by giving the “perfection” touch to the song. Karthik was the perfect choice for the song is what I felt. The beats with the music and karthik’s voice, when he says “Heege Just Maath Maathalli“, and the way the bagpiper picks up from there, in this song is really awesome.


Raghu Dixit Rocks…
! Yes, we all know that.. why suddenly? Lol.. That’s because, the next song I heard was a Stage performance Rock song. “Just Maath Maathalli, Just KaNkaNNalli” rock song, starts off with the singer making the audience sing “Na.. Na Na Na Na” (just as in RockOn.. ofcourse different tune boss!) and then the singer starts of with his Electric Distortion Guitar. Singer of the song is none other than Raghu Dixit again! Middle of this song has a surprise… Lakshmi Manamohan, of “Ee Touchali” fame, has 2 soft lines to sing in this song too!

Last but not the least, is an exciting news! Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gaye.. Huh!? Bollywood song yaake banthu eega? Ofcourse, for Benny Dayal! Benny Dayal’s second song in Kannada (other one is from LoveGuru movie) is from JustMaathMaathali. This song is very very different song… You can listen to a different mood of music in this song. The song makes you involve so much in to it, that a little bit of distraction would create some dissatisfaction in you and would make you listen to the song from START again! Benny Dayal does a very good job with Kannada too. The way he sings “Baanallu neene.. Bhuviyallu neene” lines in the song is impressive!

And yes, that was the end of JMM track listening session for me! But the tracks are still echo-ing in my ears! Iam sure this would be the superhit album of 2009.

Hats off RD. In my earlier preview of RD’s Superman tracks (Click here), I remember having mentioned, “Look, A R Rahman of Kannada is here! Catch him“!, and now my above preview supports this Quote again!

Being Well Known!

Posted: April 14, 2009 in Uncategorized
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Abhishek

Abhishek

I meet up new people everyday and end up getting close to them easily” – I remember putting such a status message in gtalk once. I usually want my friends to be updated with whatever Iam doing or whatever Iam completely. I keep posting or discussing about it in my website Maja Maadi or keep putting such status messages or even sometimes MASS-EMAIL to the huge list I maintain. All this is fine boss… But what about the new friends I get ? I mean, how do I let them know what Iam… Yes, I can chat and let them know !! But it cant go on everyday ! So decided to Speak about myself in this blog so that it gets simpler to share just this link, rather than typing everything that he/she might be interested in!

I know, many of you might have already started laughing reading the purpose of this blog! Lol .. no issues.. Ofcourse, Laugh is a form of Maja ! Maja Maadi ! 😀

This is ABHISHEK S N ! Sex : Male ! DoB : 13th Feb 1984 .

Schooling :

  1. New Horizon Public School [ LKG to 2nd STD]
  2. Good Shepherd School [3rd to 7th]
  3. Nehru Smaraka Vidya Kendra [8th to 10th]
  4. Vijaya Main College [PU]
  5. University Visveswaraya college of Engineering (UVCE) [B.E, Computer Science]

Got an offer letter from 4 Software companies while at college. Chose to opt LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES as I was interested in networking protocols and innovations happening in Networking Industry. Worked there for 1.5 years. Moved to CISCO SYSTEMS from there on Jan 2007. Iam currently still working at Cisco 😉 !

Now back to Personal Information 😀 ! Iam the only son for my parents and Iam happily married to Shilpa R, who was my college mate during B.E days.  Oh ya! Am just 25 when Iam writing this blog, and if you think It was too early to get married, I actually got married a year back when I was 24 🙂 ! Hee Hee ! Love Marriage…. Can’t keep pushing for long 😉 !

No one can explain himself satisfactorily to others“. – abhishek !

This statement is very true because, for a complex subject that you understand very very well, you need a lot of time to explain it to the other party. But, unfortunately the other party wont have so much time to listen to you. Hence you always not satisfied about what you have told about yourself to somebody when you are supposed to. Hmm ok ok ! Ignoring this PROVERB created by me only, Iam moving forward to explain more about the things that I should be proud of.

  • Iam enthusiastic about software engineering, Networking and Innovation etc.
  • Have sang and acted in many Radio Plays since the age of 12 at ALL INDIA RADIO.
  • Iam not a trained singer at all. I know nothing about Theoritical Music. But I have some knowledge about what is right and what is wrong in music, eg: about the TaaLa, Raaga, Shruthi etc.
  • My voice is pretty interesting and Iam a decent singer who have won some local music competitions related to movie music. Some people really love my singing 😉 Hope the number increases.
  • My one more passion is poetry. I have posted a lot of poems on my blog until now. Everyone gives positive and encouraging comments on my poems. I write poems related to personal feelings and also mass appeal.
  • Story Scripting is another huge passion that I own. I have written a lot of stories and published few of them on Internet also. For some of the stories, I have even written a scene by scene detailed script with the dialogues too. I have published the same as episodes in my blogs. Readers have definitely, no doubt liked those episodes very much.
  • Music composition is another hobby which Iam not very much confident about , but still I beleive its a great point.  I have written about my music composition experiments in a different blog here, where I say that, I keep making exciting tunes vocally. But, as I dont know theoritical music, its tough to record it on paper or program it on software. Recently, I learnt to use the software FRUITY LOOPS myself (as mentioned in that blog) where Iam programming music for my listeners. Each and every music that I have made is rocking in the ears of the listeners, everytime they listen to it.
  • Exploring New softwares, Surfing the web is another habit I have. But I dont surf the web for news and other stuff usually. I surf to find out new facilities, new technologies on the web and the sites which provide great online features. 2 years back, Internet was not so strong, and hence I used to experiment with new softwares, by installing on the computer and uninstalling it after evaluation. Now that the; Internet is the Platform’ is coming in to picture, a lot of sites with advanced WEB 2.0 features have come up, keeping me busy.
  • Kannada Movie Buff. I claim that I watch all kannada movies that comes to theatre ( Really not true these days. But still I watch a majority of them and write reviews too sometimes).
  • Social Networking . Probably the best thing I have done until now is MAJA MAADI, which is a great tool for social networking. Maja Maadi is the biggest discussion forum for kannadigas, having around 6100 registered members and more than 2.5 lakh posts from members. Register to beleive the fun ! Besides this, Iam very active on other forums and popular social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook etc.
  • Acting. Yes Acting is one more thing I would love to do. Have done some acting for plays that I myself have directed on stage since college days. Have even acted in a short movie directed by me.
  • Movie Making. Yes.. Thats one of my Final Destinations. Iam too much crazy about movies and movie making. As I already mentioned, I write scripts and visualize them in terms of how should it be shown on screen and stuff. I even attempted to make a short movie when I had no experience or thoughts about how actually a movie is shot. The movie was a comedy english short movie of 30 mins and went on to be a superhit short movie of that time. That ofcourse encouraged me to do more such stuff and get into mainstream cinema soon 🙂
  • Celebreties , Ah.. Dont know whether its a bad habit or good habit. But Iam crazy about celebreties. I love them as everyone else does. But I just dont love them and end it there, I try to make contact, Let them know about me and try to involve in what they are doing and help them out, if in any case they are in need of something. When celebreties say something to me, I always obey them because I beleive they have already acheived something very much more than me and I wont face any problem if I obey them. An other feeling I have about celebrities is, We need to give them back something, if not anything.. atleast the honest friendship… for all that they have done for us, be it entertainment or social service. Ya, I beleive media is fun.
  • Chatting, Speaking over phone! Chatting is the only way that people like us, (software engineers) can develop social networking at this age. People chat to me, I chat to new people etc etc keeps happening everyday and many of them share their phone numbers which results in messaging/calling them up and keeping in touch.
  • Hosting Shows : Have tried such a thing in local events. Have even co-hosted a bit of shows on Radio too. (co-RJ!). I like doing this, as you get to speak whatever comes to your heart.  Lets see if I can continue doing this.
  • Designing : Graphics Designing , Web Designing., Video editing. As I like exploring new software, I have learnt to use software related to photos, videos, audio etc ! Photoshop is one thing that I would like to make a mention here apart from video editing and audio composing softwares.
  • Photography : Even though Iam not a photographer who owns an SLR camera or something, I like doing photography with whatever camera I have. I basically love maintaining e-albums. My HUGE Albums are quite popular on networking sites 😉 ! hehehe

Besides all this, I dont like travelling , but I love visiting new places (how to visit , without travelling?? You give me the idea pls 😀 ) . I like to collect photos of actresses ! Lol there is a specific boyzone of maja maadi on internet for this !

Oh much has been talked about myself, by myself here! I will let my friends speak about me too. Aah.. But if I put my Friends’ tesimonials here, this blog will become so long that It would take forever to load. Here is the link! Complete this PAGE if you can 😉 ! Challenge 😉 !

http://abhishek.sn.googlepages.com/testimony

This is the Thinnest, and a top-level (non-detailed) Introduction about myself for you. If you like me after reading this, connect with me on abhishek.sn@gmail.com  or snabhi@majamaadi.com on gtalk/mail. I can show you more of my work specifically related to each thing I have mentioned. Some of my friends can even help me list down more of things that I should be proud of, in the comments 🙂 !

Me on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=683156070

Me on Orkut : http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Profile.aspx?uid=9340088344421609240