Shamir Tandon composes for American orchestra
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Music composer Shamir Tandon, known for films like Page 3, Corporate and Traffic Signal, has been invited by the US Woodwind orchestra, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble to put together a piece that is symbolic of India. For this, Tandon has composed a 15-minute piece that blends together various music genre from across the country, including folk music, raag and Bollywood.
"For performing artistes, it's always a great honour when our works gets appreciated not only in our country, but also abroad. It gives us an opportunity to look beyond the routine and expand our horizons. It was heartening to see a 60- piece woodwind band ensemble playing our composition to a crossover audience," said Tandon.
The orchestra will be travelling to about 30 countries next year, and has invited composers from across the world to compose pieces that are symbolic of their country, for the orchestra to perform.
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