Melody in the Time of Sickness – The New Indian Express

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KOCHI: It was 2020, the time of month-long lockdowns. Like people around the world, 12-year-old Advaith A was also stuck at home. And like many, he also launched his own challenge on social networks. Something completely different from the dalgona coffee challenge and the quarantine pillow challenge. Advaith and his father RS ​​Arun Prakaash came up with a 100 week challenge. Every week, Advaith composes music and uploads it to platforms such as Sound Cloud, Apple Music, Jio Saavn, Amazon Prime Music and more.

The duo started the challenge in April 2020 and finished it in May 2022. Advaith is now on cloud nine after composing 100 tracks in 100 weeks. “I am fascinated by the sounds around me. Each of them follows a particular rhythm. When we were all confined within the four walls of our house during the lockdown, my dad offered to create tracks every week. That way, I wouldn’t lose my interest in music. I was only nine years old then. Over the weeks, we came up with the idea for the 100 week challenge,” says Advaith.

Advaith showed an interest in music when he was just five years old, his parents say. “I think my son developed an interest in music because of my affection for the same. I’ve been creating music for a while now. I’ve also made tracks for several short films. I knew that he could take on this challenge because he loves a challenge, if given a task he can stay focused until he completes it,” says Arun, Principal Architect at WongDoody, a design unit at Infosys in Bangalore.

The 100 tracks created by the youngster are a confluence of many genres. Some are soothing beats, while others come with fiery beats that can give you an adrenaline rush. Love, hope and melancholy – Advaith’s designs have it all. According to his father, even before learning music, Advaith could identify notes on the piano. “When I was trying my hand at the piano, I was just enjoying the combination of notes and the flow of the music. I didn’t realize I was creating tracks,” adds Advaith, who also created a track exclusively for covid warriors.

Advaith’s inclination towards instrumental music is evident in his tracks. The composition – mainly the placement of bass, chords, strings and medley – reflects the creativity of the youngster. “While he’s working on a track, I don’t interfere. I don’t want his creations to lose their authenticity. Since he doesn’t know the technology well, I take care of the mixing and mastering,” says Arun.

Although the 100 week challenge is over, Advaith continues to make music. It has reached week 105 now. When asked what he intended to do with the set of tracks, he replied, “I want to keep creating music. That’s all. But I want composers like Alan Walker and Brian Tyler, known for films like Avengers and Rambo, to listen to my songs once,” signs the child musician.

KOCHI: It was 2020, the time of month-long lockdowns. Like people around the world, 12-year-old Advaith A was also stuck at home. And like many, he also launched his own challenge on social networks. Something completely different from the dalgona coffee challenge and the quarantine pillow challenge. Advaith and his father RS ​​Arun Prakaash came up with a 100 week challenge. Every week, Advaith composes music and uploads it to platforms such as Sound Cloud, Apple Music, Jio Saavn, Amazon Prime Music and more. The duo started the challenge in April 2020 and finished it in May 2022. Advaith is now on cloud nine after composing 100 tracks in 100 weeks. “I am fascinated by the sounds around me. Each of them follows a particular rhythm. When we were all confined within the four walls of our house during the lockdown, my dad offered to create tracks every week. That way, I wouldn’t lose my interest in music. I was only nine years old then. Over the weeks, we came up with the idea for the 100 week challenge,” says Advaith. Advaith showed an interest in music when he was just five years old, his parents say. “I think my son developed an interest in music because of my affection for the same. I’ve been creating music for a while now. I’ve also made tracks for several short films. I knew that he could take on this challenge because he loves a challenge, if given a task he can stay focused until he completes it,” says Arun, Principal Architect at WongDoody, a design unit at Infosys in Bangalore. The 100 tracks created by the youngster are a confluence of many genres. Some are soothing beats, while others come with fiery rhythms that can give an adrenaline rush. Of love, hope and melancholy – Advaith’s creations have it all. According to his father, even before he learned music, Advaith could identify notes on the piano. “When I tried my hand at the piano, I just enjoyed the combination of notes and the music flow. I didn’t realize I was creating tracks,” adds Advaith, who also created a track exclusively for Covid Warriors. Advaith’s inclination towards instrumental music is evident in his tracks. The composition – mainly the placement of bass, chords, strings and medley – reflects the creativity of the youngster. “While he’s working on a track, I don’t interfere. I don’t want his creations to lose their authenticity. Since he doesn’t know the technology well, I take care of the mixing and mastering,” says Arun. Although the 100 week challenge is over, Advaith continues to make music. It has reached week 105 now. When asked what he intended to do with the set of tracks, he replied, “I want to keep creating music. That’s all. But I want composers like Alan Walker and Brian Tyler, known for films like Avengers and Rambo, to listen to my songs once,” signs the child musician.

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