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News |  28 Oct 2014 18:29 |  By RnMTeam

Amit Trivedi expects to have a lot of fun at Bacardi NH7 Weekender music festival

MUMBAI: Amit Trivedi is currently one of Bollywood's most sought after music composers. With projects like 'Aamir' and 'Dev D' as his very first movies, he gained critical acclaim throughout the industry for creating music that is intense and evocative. The musician has also featured on MTV Coke Studio where he collaborated with various artistes like Natalie Di Luccio, Shriyam Iyer, Mame Khan and others.

Until now, Coke Studio has been his only independent music act but, Trivedi is gearing up to perform at the biggest music festival in India – Bacardi NH7 Weekender.

The celebrated musician says, "I work with whatever comes my way. All the movies that I have composed music for have come naturally and I am happy with the kind of work I am getting."

On gaining a reputation for making music for not so mainstream movies in the film industry, Trivedi explains, "I think, since getting recognition for my music for 'Aamir' and 'Dev D', I am probably sending a signal to people outside that I would not do mainstream work. However, it is not true. If I like a script and the filmmaker, I will accept the offer to compose music for mainstream cinema as well."

He adds, "I have to love the filmmaker I am working with and hope that we share the same wavelength. Also, I read a screenplay as the audience, an audience that is going to watch the film and be satisfied by the end of the movie. If I do not find the script exciting enough to 'up' my element, I cannot take up the project."

The artiste confessed that he would like to work with filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. He said, "Rajkumar Hirani is brilliant – his movies are the right balance of good cinema meeting commercial. His movies are funny and emotional; they are hysterical while actually making you weep and cry. All his movies have something the audience can connect with and it is always a roller coaster journey."

Trivedi admits that he is really excited to be playing at the NH7 Weekender festival, saying, "Coke Studio has been the only experience I have had with independent music. As an artiste, you grow, explore and learn a lot. When I met Vijay Nair (OML CEO), we gelled really well and the idea of playing on the NH7 stage seemed exciting. I will be working with him in the future as well."

"I never expected to play at any festival. It is very exciting because, it is a different feeling to connect with a live audience, right there, shouting and singing with you. It is an entirely different feeling," he added.

Trivedi, who will be playing the keys at the festival and will perform different renditions of his songs, revealed that he will put on an impromptu jam session with Vishal Dadlani, Mame Khan and a lot of other artistes. He is a huge fan of music maestro AR Rahman, and the independent band Indian Ocean, who, according to Trivedi, "are the ones who have been hoisting the flag for indie music."

He ended saying, "I love all kinds of music and at the festival I am looking forward to have a lot of fun."

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