HIGH NOTES Fen Vialle, the new face in Tamil film music, on his debut film. ANUSHA RAVINDRANATH
When he was just four, Fen would watch his dad playing the guitar and say “When I grow up I want to become a music director”. That dream has now turned into reality with the release of “Suriya Nagaram” directed by M.Sellamuthu.
Fen began learning music at the age of six. This gifted 21-year-old is a graduate from Loyola College and loves composing. His music says it all. The moment he touches the piano, there is a reverberation of rhapsody. “The challenge lies in turning the lyrics into music. In ‘Suriya Nagaram’ Unnai Pirivena was a romantic melody because of the lyrics. People who work with me say I am good at tuning lyrics. But when it’s the other way round, you can compose more freely, as you don’t have the words, just the situation in your mind,” says the young director.
“Innovation is very important for a composer. A composer is known for his melody and not for his orchestration”Fen says he would love to work with directors who can extract the best from him. “*Mouna Ragam’ is my favourite film; it’s my dream to work with Mani Rathnam sir and Gautham Menon sir”.When asked for his reaction to the release of “Suriya Nagaram”, he replies modestly “I have just started; there is a long way to go…”
Anusha is a Final Year B.Sc. Visual Communication student at Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi, Kerala.
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