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Now, learn how to make music yourself

music Updated: Nov 23, 2011 13:39 IST
Nikhil Hemrajani
Nikhil Hemrajani
Hindustan Times
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How often have you sat in front of a computer and tried to create synthesised beats using softwares like Cubase or Logic? Have you ever tried to produce a song from scratch but had problems making it sound right? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, then this two-day workshop organised by the British Council and Sound Curry will teach you a thing or two.

MusicScheduled to take place today from 2 pm to 4.30 pm at Bonobo, Bandra (W), the CDR programme (Create, Define, Release) will feature electronica musicians Monica Dogra from Shaa’ir And Func, and Mayur Narvekar from the Bandish Projekt, who will conduct an extempore session for anyone interested. Founder of Sound Curry, Kenneth Lobo says, "I thought of bringing CDR down to India when I visited England last year for the Great Escape music festival. Regularly conducted in London, the workshop is open to anyone who’s interested in making music. It’s a great chance to get feedback on your work and network with other like-minded people," he says.

Narvekar adds, "I’ve been doing similar stuff on my own under Bandish Beat Faktory, so I was more than keen when Kenneth approached me for the event. Monica (Dogra) and I will essentially show the audience how to create a track from scratch, and how you can collaborate with other artistes even when time is limited."

Listening session too

But there’s more to it. There will be a listening session on the second day from 8 pm onwards where you can showcase your work and get feedback on it, followed by a gig with international musicians Oriol (Planet Mu) and Tony Nwachukwu. The best works to come out of the workshops will get added to the CDR compilation in the UK, and selected acts will go on a UK tour in 2012.

Workshop is at Bonobo, Bandra (W), today at 2 pm. Listening session is at 8 pm tomorrow. Go to