National Film Award Winner for Best Music Composer Songs and Background Score for his Debut Feature Film which is presented by the President of India.
BAPU PADMANABHA - Entered musical fantasy by flute purchased at village festival and become obsessed with the flute that he started idolizing Pt. Hariparasad Churasia as his Guru. After a deep search finally in 1999 Bapu able to meet his idol and began the learning process. Bapu gave a different dimension to the modernist music movement by eliminating shallow dichotomies and binaries that figured quite prominently in most other younger performers of India. Worked with Singers like Hariharan,Shaan,Shankar Mahadevan.
His effort of blending tradition to the modernity were often transparent and went beyond reductionist ideological positions. On the other hand the textures of his expressions supported by sound patterns and an intense experimental content made him most significant musician of postmodern India. Bapu’s Music has been released by “Ministry of External Affairs Government of India” under the title’s “Music as therapy”. Bapu also trying to institutionalize his thoughts by establishing “Aantardhwani” which aims at linking modern problems to traditional root of sound and spirituality through a creative expressions.
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Interview with Bapu Padmanabha
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Indian Classical Flute Recordings and Live Performances , Mantra Chantings , Meditation and Relaxation Music
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Hariprasad Chaurasia , Karunesh , Enigma
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro , Pyramix , Micro Phone AKG C414
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Indian Raga Feel and Emotions
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Flute and Mantra Chantings for Meditation and Relaxation
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: World , Meditation , Chantings and Relaxation Music
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Relaxing and Soothing
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 2000 - Present
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Flutes , iPad , Bose Mini Speakers , X Keys
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Love to work for Meditation and Healing Music and Experimental Music
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Personally I Love Analog
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently working on my New Mantras from India project Produced/Composed/Sung by Me
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I love all my albums among all Hope Lounge Album , Rudra Chantings and Allama which are my favourite
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Soulful and Meditative World Music Mantra Chants