A song is more than just music and lyrics – what blends in both are the Vocals. And that is our focus for this Month – the Vocals of a song.
Brian Wilson said – ” I think I’m a vocal genius, not a musical genius. I like background vocals. I consider myself a voice, not a singer. A voice is a sound, and singing is what you do with that sound.”
In this month we will explore how do artists voice their sound, what compels them to do so and how it is actualized in a song. Sing along as we share our take on the vocal artists across the world.
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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: TRITHA SINHA
Born and brought up in West Bengal, Tritha Sinha has been singing and performing with a wide range of outfits as well as as a solo artist for ten years. Trained in Indian classical singing for more than 18 years, she made a name for herself as a Bollywood singer in her hometown of Kolkata, before moving to Delhi in 2009 to explore new musical horizons. Teaming up with childhood friend and actress/musician Ritika Singh, and drummer Paul Schneiter (Menwhopause/Indigo Children) Tritha soon founded the “global triphop” group Space, performing on a regular basis in the NCR and at several festivals around the country.
Looking to give her Indian classical and Bengali folk influences a new spin, the singer picked up the guitar and formed another band in 2011, simply called “Tritha” or “Tritha Electric”. With Schneiter staying put behind the skins, bassist Tony Bass (The Ska Vengers) joined the fold to complete this “ethno-punk” trio. Like Space, Tritha Electric has already started making a name for itself, performing in Delhi, Kashmir and in various cities in France. The band has recorded an album which will be out in the coming months.
Tritha’s effortless soothing voice and eclectic musical tastes have brought her to collaborate with a wide range of Indian and western musicians, such as Indian keyboardist of the year Stefan Kaye, harpist Georgie Pope, Rajasthani folk musicians Rais Kahn and Imam Khan. Determined to showcase her uncompromising and unique take on the sometimes tired “fusion” genre, Tritha is one of the most original, talented and daring vocalists in India today.
Since 2007, every summer she performs in France as a soloist or with world music ensembles from her repertoire of Indian classical, world music, folk and Bollywood songs.
Tritha has also composed music for a UN documentary, Dawn of Hope, for the awareness of HIV and sex work and a polish documentary called “Chitraanjali” commisioned by the Polish embassy in India along with the royal family of Jodhpur, Rajasthan .
Her solo performances involves a workspace around her with her Tibetan bowl, electronic tanpura, a guitar and a mac playing self-composed loops and beats. She sings from her repertoire of Indian classical and originals and also interpretations from her experiences with musicians from jazz, electronic or folk music backgrounds