Monday, July 4, 2016

Workshop on 'Words in Music'

Toto Funds the Arts
is pleased to offer

‘Words in Music’
a two-day workshop for budding songwriters, lyricists & composers

Facilitators: Namit Das & Anurag Shanker

Venue: The Jamun, 521, 2nd Main, 3rd Block, RMV Extension
2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560 094
Dates: 23 & 24 July 2016 (Saturday & Sunday)
Timings: 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Last date for receipt of applications: 22 July
Fee:  Rs 3,500/-

Through their work in theatre, films, TV, advertising, album production and with bands and recording artists, Namit and Anurag have gained significant insights into creating an imaginative and effective marriage of words and music—insights that they will share with participants during this two-day workshop.      

The workshop, which will be limited to 20 participants below the age of 35, is open to all those interested in creative songwriting. There are no other requirements, though a basic knowledge of music and/or a keen ear for it will be useful.

Applications should be sent to along with a short bio-note and a few lines about why you would like to attend the workshop. Applicants are also requested to make their own arrangements for lunch. Coffee and snacks will be provided. 

For queries please call +91 98863 24733

About Namit Das and Anurag Shanker

One of the more successful actors on the Bombay theatre circuit, Namit Das (Wake Up Sid, Ghanchakkar, Sumit Sambhal Lega) hails from a family of singers and composers. His voice was first recognised when he performed in the hugely popular musical Stories in a Song, and since then he has been addressing the composer and performer in him more regularly through various projects in Bombay.

Anurag Shanker is a composer and producer based in Bombay who has been working with several quality projects, giving them a unique sound and identity. His film credits include scores and songs for Sulemani Keeda, Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein and Rize Of The Zombie among others, and his production work ranges from bands like ‘Spook’ and ‘Slow Down Clown’ to the Manganiyars of Rajasthan and Bauls of Bengal. 

Namit and Anurag’s collaboration has spawned a new sound that features elements from Indian folk music, contemporary poetry, Indian classical music, Jazz and Blues, which has been captured in their acclaimed debut album Din Gaye (2014). They are currently working on a new album that will go into production later this year. 

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