What Happens, When Two Half Notes Are Combined!
As a shy, silent child, music was the earliest form of expression that I could associate the feeling of confidence… today, I may be more worldly and wise, but music still remains my strongest and weakest link to the world… – Neha Karode
Meet the two highly spirited musicians and co-founders of a unique duo Two Half Notes, Neha Karode & Nipun Bhatnagar. Two Half Notes features a selection of personal favorites, as well as original ideas. Inspiration for the arrangements is drawn from an array of genres ranging from Western Classical to Contemporary Indian Music to Old School Jazz. The project features two people with very different backgrounds. Nipun Bhatnagar, comes from a piano background, with jazz and western classical influences, whereas Neha Karode comes from a Hindustani Classical vocals background. Hence, the two musicians make a unique pair, and have loads of talent and ideas for their band.
Two Half Notes may have formed out of New Delhi, but what makes it special is that neither Bhatnagar nor Karode have ever sat in the same room and made music. Their last song was a cover of the song, ‘Think of Me’ from Phantom of the Opera was made over mails and Facetime. Hail Gmail!
As a shy, silent child, music was the earliest form of expression that I could associate the feeling of confidence with as it was something that came to me naturally and gave me the much needed push to step out of my cocoon. Today, I may be more worldly and wise, but music still remains my strongest and weakest link to the world, having the power to make me feel insecure about myself and also to empower me beyond any other form of communication I have access to. It plays a major role in shaping who I am everyday.
As strenuous as it may seem to make music this way, the duo have a set plan in mind. Bhatnagar is currently studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music (USA), a prestigious institution while Karode, in Mumbai is absorbing the ways of the world of Hindi Music. Once he is back, they plan to conquer the Indian film industry as a composer duo.