Melody sensation Somesh Mathur to popularize Indian music among global audience!

Music is his soul, he immaculately gels varied shades of intonations in his musical composition. He is none other than an iconic music composer Somesh Mathur who has mastered over the art of musical compositions of different genres – ranging from Sufi and devotional music, ghazals to modern-day pop and jazz.

Post his training in classical music, the maestro has made novel experimentations with Western music – a fusion of Indian classical with Western melody. An ardent believer of frontier-less character of melody that wafts through air far and wide irrespective of geographical boundaries; Mathur had mesmerized the audience at the tender age of four – when children fiddle with toys and chocolates, with his soul-stirring presentation of ‘Chota Khyal’ at Raag Durga.


Music runs in his blood as both his father and mother – Pandit Sarvesh Chandra Mathur and Sudha Mathur, are music exponents. At 19, Mathur charmed his way into the heart of audience through his live musical concert. Thereafter, there is no looking back for the genius as he fearlessly sauntered on the thorny path to attain excellence in the world of melody. Boasting of 14 albums to his credit till date; the first one – ‘Ek Nai Baat’,  got released in 1988. At 22, he first visited the US; thereafter foreign musical jaunts have become part of his life. His album with Tinsel Town melody queen – Asha Bhonsle has bagged MTV Award.


Taking a dig at modern-day music, the maestro says that everything is now digitized and melody is virtually playing a second fiddle to this. However, even now there are many music composers who hardly rely on songs emanating from techno-operated key boards. And if the budget allows them they go in for live music.  


When asked about the Western audience’s understanding of music, he said that people in the West are not judgmental; they come with an open mind to watch concerts irrespective of what kind of music will play there. Contrary to this Indians have preconceived notions about particular music.


Somesh is inching close to his mission that is closest to his chest - Global Music genre. His sole ambition is to popularize Indian folk and classical music throughout the globe; which is orchestrated through presenting Indian artistes as global brand. “What would happen if an English tune is composed using classical Malcos Raga and the music thus created is sung by Shakira?” – he asked. Replying himself to this riddle, Somesh said: “This would have an electrifying impact on the people cutting across national boundaries.”


“We like to see the West embracing our music,” he turns patriotic while saying this. ‘Sweet Beats’ is the first music and culture startup which has been accorded the status of a company – ‘Sweet Beats Production Company’. He is looking forward to musicians, singers and composers to congregate under its umbrella in order to brand the music in global arena.


Besides this, Somesh has created music on socially relevant issues, such as girl-child, caste system, farmers’ cause, cow, etc.

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