Our final list was made after carefully listening to tall the applicant’s music and watching a variety of short films, trailers, ad films and other musical compositions in order to gain an idea of the abilities of the composers. We also assessed the reasoning as to why they wanted to take part in the Lab and what they felt they could get from being part of it.
Lab Director Andrew T. Mackay commented on the list saying: “We are thrilled that our final list is made up of four male composers and two female. It was a hard choice. There is obviously much talent around which made our decision making even more difficult”
The Composers Lab is being held over three days, with a two day composing workshop at Yash Raj Studios in Andheri (w) (21st /22nd )followed by a Master class on Wednesday 23rd at Metro Cinema, South Bombay at 1-3 pm.
Special guest composer from the UK Ilan Eshkeri will lead a team of creative advisers who will include Indian composers Amit Trivedi and Ranjit Barot. The Lab is presented by Bohemia Junction Limited/Abbey Road Studios in association with PRS for Music, UK.
The Masterclass will include an interview and Q & A with Ilan Eshkeri as well as a discussion with Abbey Road Studios’ Mastering and Mix Engineers, Jatanil Banerjee from PRS for Music, UK, Achille Forler, MD of Universal Music India and several other special guests.