Today on Our Hot Seat we have Adithya Sriram, a Music Composer from India, who’s making waves on Soundcloud. Let’s have a chat with him.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Adithya Sriram : I’m Adithya Sriram, a Music Composer from India. Hello to all the readers and thanks for reading this interview. 🙂
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Adithya Sriram : I was always fascinated by film music and film scoring. Here in India, most films have songs as well as background scores. I think that fascinated me because the Music I was listening to when I was young was Indian Film Music . Slowly the interest developed and I decided to take up Film Scoring as my profession of choice. I learnt a bit of piano and Carnatic Music (A form of Indian Classical Music) and all that helped in developing a passion for Music. I was also blown away as a kid by the music of the legendary John Williams! He was the only Hollywood composer I knew till I was 15, He’s a big influence!
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent project ?
Adithya Sriram : Recently I released a song called “Zeal” on youtube and sound cloud.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Adithya Sriram : The response has been great!! But I’m more of a self critic and keep analysing my music to see what has to be done to get better. So I know where I stand in a way, I believe. But all the positive comments really help in boosting the confidence levels a little bit.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Adithya Sriram : I’m not much of a performer.I’m a complete introvert, So for now it is working in the studios(My bedroom is my studio) and compose decent music!! But when I see videos of legends performing like Hendrix, Clapton or Elton John and bands like Snarky Puppy, it is very inspiring and I feel like I have to try it out someday with a minimal audience if at all I get a chance!
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Adithya Sriram : Very difficult Twist Online to Adithya Sriram because here in India, especially if you want to become a film composer, You have to know a little bit of everything. But still, I’m a huge fan of Punk Rock Music (Because of bands like Foo Fighters, The Ramones and Green Day)
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Adithya Sriram : Yeah there is a goal. I want to compose at least one piece of music (or) a song which will stand the test of time and be remembered forever!!
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Adithya Sriram : Yes I’m working on a few ideas right now.
Twist Online : What’s the best way to follow you online?
Adithya Sriram : Follow me on Soundcloud or subscribe to my youtube channel.You can also follow my page on facebook for regular updates about my music!