Monday, 12 May 2014

Tathagata Ghosh Q&A

Your name:
Tathagata Ghosh. Friends call me Tat.

Where are you from?
Calcutta, India.

Who else is in your band?
Only me. I am a solo musician.

How would you describe yourself?
I am a guitarist. Other than guitar I also play bass, keyboard, drums. All the instruments in the solo albums, I play myself. I don’t like to be restricted in a single genre. Thus my songs vary from genre to genre. The only thing common between them is they are all instrumental guitar music.

Who are your main influences musically?
Obviously instrumental rock music is my first love. All guitarists of G3 are my most favorite. Then I heard Dream Theater. Again more the instrumental progressive music blew me away. I also liked Blues, Jazz and Country music. But that G3 and DT stuck on my head. More recently I came across Post-rock and Electronica music. They made a great impact on my music.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
My music is instrumental. I want my music to speak words without speaking words. I want my music not only to be heard but to be felt. I want my music to be loved.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Being able to connect with international audiences through different social sites. Also discovering new music and getting inspired every day.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Being with my previous band. (I am not against bands. In fact I am forming a band right now.)

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
No single song can represent my music, since all my songs are different from one another – in style, genre, sound and techniques. The title track of the album “It’s Not Real” is definitely the best song of the album with respect to techniques. The second album “A LONELY TREE” was totally different from the first album. In this album I emphasized on melody. The song “We’ll Run Away Together” from this album is definitely a good song to listen to.

Where can we listen to it? 

Where can we find out more about your music? 

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