Indian Film Music and The Aesthetics of Chords – Decoding The Thoughts of a Composer
Do people enjoy hearing sounds that are unpleasant? The answer is, no. Thats why a musicians quest to get the perfect chord and sound for his composition is a long one. You can never guess how much time you will need to find the perfect chord. Dr. Abhishek Tripathi—a film and theatre music composer with a career spanning over 25 years—has written Aesthetics of Chords to address this in detail. This book on indian film music and aesthetics of chords will help you understand the reasons behind your music preferences and why some songs appeal to you more than others. It reveals the strategy and practice that goes into perfecting the aesthetic appearance of chords in a song. He has given such insights of the film music industry that one can only talk about after deep thinking and contemplation. His writing shows he has a profound understanding of chords.
The author uses simple language to explain the beauty of chords that beginners and professionals can both use for their musical ventures. This book is a must read for all musicians as well as music lovers.
About the Author
Abhishek Tripathi dons many hats; when he’s not occupied with his 9-to-5 corporate job, he works as a musician, a lyricist, and a writer. He showcased his talent as a music director in the Bollywood film
“Chintuji”, the music album titled “Odhni Rongeyili” in Oriya, title songs for TV serials like
“Chai Ke Bahane” and &”Bunty Babli Ki Mummy” for Doordarshan. A popular theatrical figure, Tripathi has worked as the music director for over 40 plays. He has composed and conducted the music for famous plays like Saiyyan Bhaye Kotwal, Chanda Bedni, Kanjoos, Kahani Le Lo, Anand Raghunadan among others. His articles have been published in different journals, magazines and Newspapers.
Tripathi learnt music under the guidance of renowned composer Late Pt. Jwala Prasad of All India Radio.
He holds a doctoral degree in music and has organised multiple production and orientation workshops on music and theatre. His fascination with composing started at the age of seven and in 1991, he made his first composition. Tripathi continues to stay dedicated to music because it fuels his creativity and
proactiveness in daily life.