During the onset of the pandemic, I started losing students and as well as performances. This was far too quick and I had to take a break for a week to rethink about my profession as a Music director / Composer and a freelance flautist.
How did I cope?
I shifted performances, workshops, lessons and recordings to digital stations. I upgarded my home studio with good microphones, speakers and instruments. I decided to grow my networks while seeing a growth in the market. I started out the "Request a song" series which allowed me to reach out to my audiences. Secondly, i started to compose and arrange music for my band, Brahmastra and we performed a few reertoires online and as well as for digital online competitions. Additionally, I was involved with numerous local and international collaborations. I also pitched and recorded for a few international albums and background scores in India and South East Asia.
I have also ventured into background scoring as I have arranged and composed music for individual artists, bands and ensembles. I have also started to compose background score which are pending to be released.
Conversations on Jul 08, 2020