Andheri Base confirmed as Composers Lab Venue

AndheriBase-LogoThe cool new Andheri venue The Andheri Base is to be the location for the day of events as part of the Mumbai Composers Lab on the 17th October as part of the 16th Mumbai Film Festival. The initiative of Whistling Woods opened earlier this year following the success of the Bandra Base. The Andheri Base is housed in the Hard Rock Café building Opposite Yash Raj Studios in Fun Republic Lane, Andheri (W).

This year we have a great selection of guests and a variety of subjects that we are covering. We are doing things slightly differently to last year. There will be no composing but instead a host of seminars and panels. The seminars are aimed at music composers, engineers, producers and directors as well as delegates and filmmakers from the film festival.

The seminars are all free! Just send us your name and which panel you’d like to attend. You can attend them all if you wish! Email your info to




10.30-11.30 am Recording with an Orchestra; a one to one with Laurent Koppitz head of FAME’S Project. The new ‘go to’ home for film score orchestral recording in Skopje, Macedonia. Bollywood scores such as Dhoom 3 have been recorded there as well as many award-winning Hollywood & European film scores. This is a great opportunity for music directors and film company heads to see what opportunities there are to add another dimension to their film songs and film scores.
12.00-1.00pm –The Sound Engineer: A conversation with a panel of leading Sound Engineers working in the film industry in Mumbai. The panel will feature Yash Raj engineer Vijay Dayal who is one of the top engineers in the country responsible for some of the biggest hit songs and scores coming out of the film industry in India. A must for sound engineers and anyone with an interest in the recording studio!
1.30- 2.30pm – The Composer: Who is he or she and what do they really do? A chat with some of Indian cinemas established and up coming composers. A panel of five special guests including Marathi composers Kaushal S Inamdar and Mumbai based composer John Stewart. (More guests to be announced)

3.00 – 4.00pm Where are they now? A round table chat with 2013′s lab participants Anjo John, Alokonanda Dasgupta, Achint Thakkar, Anchal Talesara, Ujjwal Agrawal. (Shane Mendonsa is unfortunately on holiday!) Did they really learn anything and where are they now in their careers? Five out of six return to tell us their tales.
4.30 – 5.30pm Copyright, Publishing & Collection! How it works and what it means to composers & songwriters.  Liam Donnelly, Head of International for PRS for Music, UK and leading music industry veteran Atul Churamani discuss the ins and outs of the often confusing subject.

The Mumbai Composers Lab is presented by Bohemia Junction Limited and Abbey Road Studios in association with PRS for Music, UK and is supported by BMI and FAMES Project with further support from Whistling Woods.