“The way he recites his poems with minimal musical backing can take you someplace else, like meditating with his spoken voice.”
She is involved with Gharana Music, Sofar Sessions Kathmandu, and was the music composer and performerin ‘DayaluRukh’, a theatre play by Katha Ghera.
She plans to push herself and try to learn more about the electronics she will be needing in the future to give justice to about two dozen unfinished soundscapes she already has.
Music has diversified so much in the last few decades that we can choose to listen from a host of genres: classical, aadhunik, pop, pop-rock, rock, hardcore underground, rap,folk and more. Today we see influences of Nepali music as well as those from the rest of the worldgiving rise to a fresh sound unlike any music we’ve heard before. Such acts as Rohit John Chettri and Kanta Dab Dab prove the point. The current trend is slowly moving towards more electronic forms but artistes like Narayan Gopal or Atomic Bush will always be appreciated.SanketShrestha, AdhishreeDhungana and Irina Giri are a few of the up and coming musicians who could make a big impact in the near future with their pioneering work.
SanketShrestha considers himself a poet first, and for him it’s always been the poems he writes followed by his music. He tries to express himself through poetry, revealing his never ending thoughts or his perspectives on the world. The way he recites his poems with minimal musicalbackingcan take you someplace else, like meditating with his spoken voice.Shy people quite often tend to be the most gifted people and Sanket without doubtis one of them. Being a shy lonely kid mayjust be the reason he was always into reading and writing.After studying creative writing & arts at Bath Spa University and with his involvement with Word Warriors in 2011 he seems to be excelling in what he does and is busy performing ever since.
Sanket is trying to come out with an EP. Presently, he is working with various poetry writing workshops and has loads of unfinished songs which he plans to work on. He passionately wants his performances to be interactive with the audience and is trying to fuse possible visual arts and projections with them.
Adhishree Dhungana, better known as Addyhas been doing quite a bit of experimenting for some time now. And the progress this passionate musician is showing has been remarkable. Her recent performance at Sofar Kathmandu with NikeshShakya stole the show. Primarily a guitar player, Addy does so much more than that; she is a good singer/composer. Having been brought up in an extended family of musical influences, she is hungry to learn everything she can, be it incorporating new sounds and genres in her compositions or learning aboutmusic production. She is involved with Gharana Music, Sofar Sessions Kathmandu, and was the music composer and performer in ‘DayaluRukh’, a theatre play by Katha Ghera. While she has a diploma course scheduled in between, she is alsohoping to move to a university abroad to study music. Addy and Nikesh are also spending time recording the songs they performed at Sofar Kathmandu that will come out in the form of an EP.
Irina Giri is someone whoexperiments a lot and doesn’t belong to a particular genre. Her music is closer to Indie and Jazz, but she usually mixes electronic and ambient sounds and tries to see where she fits in. But she has deliberately chosennot to confirm keeping her music intact like Sanket and Addy do. She stays true to her style and is passionate about what she is doing.Her words and compositionsare spontaneous when she tries to give voice to her inner thoughts. She is one of those very promising singers whocan sing her heart out. While she is a freelancer working for Record Nepal doing videos and audio, she is also associated with Sofar Kathmandu. Small video portrait is something she is working on alongside her upcoming involvement with Photo Kathmandu with her soundscape. She plans to push herself and try to learn more about the electronics she will be needing in the future to give justice to about two dozen unfinished soundscapes she already has.
These artistes, their music and their words are better understood if you see them perform live. The magic of something original, especially in various forms of art is a hard thing to describe in words. But these young talented people are the future of Nepali music and are going to shine someday.