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Friday, August 16, 2019

Jurassic Park Live in Concert

I was eight when I watched my first English film. Like most other mofussil town millennials growing up in India, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was my first English film too. At the time, I didn't yet have the ear to differentiate John Williams’ rapturous score from T. Rex’s thunderous roar, among the sounds I heard while watching the film. The next ten years, I grew up in the modest city of Salem, in the state of Tamil Nadu, utterly oblivious to the existence of the music of Jurassic Park.

Read the complete concert review here

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Score to Screen: Disney's UP

A new essay in which I have attempted to look and hear closely the Married Life montage from Up to examine how music (Michael Giacchino) is married to the moving images. It is now published on the Issue 09 of a multi-lingual online film magazine theworldofapu.com. 

Thanks to the editors for soliciting the essay; it gave me the impetus I needed to write something I had been thinking of writing someday for many years.