About Soumita Saha

Soumita Saha is a versatile International singer and composer born in Kolkata.Soumita is also an eminent Painter who's art work has been appreciated all over the globe.Soumita is a singer with an extraordinary soulful voice.Soumita remains one of the most acknowledged Singer and has been increasingly appreciated by discerning audience both in India and abroad Soumita is the first Kolkata based singer from music industry of Kolkata to have worked with International record company . The social media sweetheart who virtually earned the crown to be addressed as Kolkata's Justin Bieber. Her father Swapan Saha is one of Kolkata’s eminent Tagore Song exponent, while her mother Madhumita Saha is a renowned critic. Her musical journey started at a tender age when her parents bought her a toy piano.Soumita’s rendering originates from her soul, helping the audience to see and feel the visual imagery which is so very unique to Tagore’s music and other genre she is performs . Soumita Saha is one of those singer who already worked with International Record label.Soumita’s journey started as a child performer. She won several accolades at school level, performed at various occasions, was trained under eminent musicians and is now a part of several music bands that included a few amaturist operation a few turned professional.She is well trained and certified in the field of Rabindrasangeet and Indian Classical Music She captured the vision of print media in 2002 after winning a gold medal in a reputed music competitions like Surer Satkahon and many more in Kolkata. At the age of 10, she was in the limelight. Her first big break came when she performed live on ETV Bangla,RV Plus Tv. Since then she has performed on various big platforms. Radio Stations like ,Big FM and Radio JU also took initiative to broadcast her Interview in popular programs Sanskriti and many other. This gave her energy to upload her performance to YouTube.Since then she never looked back ,she earned the repute of Teen sensation .

At the age of 19,the young singer performed a compilation inspired by Gajedra verma’s Emptiness and named it Tere Bina .Tere Bina gave her immense popularity,Emptiness III Tere Bina became huge hit and eventually turned out to be ‘Break up anthem’ of youth.

The young singer proved her versatility with the success of her Tagore Song album Nisarga Madhuri .She proved her versatility when she collaborated with mumbai based producer Kraxus and worked with Florida based record label for her international Single Ishq .Ishq was streamed more than 1000 times within 24 hours of release .

Soumita's Contribution to the field of Rabindra Sangeet deserves special mention.She has bridged the gap between authenticity and mordern arrangements.

Soumita's Art work got exhibited in many cities across the country. One of her art work also was exhibited at Portland's Artreach Art Gallery.

Monday, 15 March 2021

Tribute to Lou Ottens

 

Let's talk about something we usually don't talk about until we need to brag about how good our good old 90s were. ' Audio Cassettes ', back in school I was a person who would probably befried anybody who would allow me to borrow his/her collection of cassettes occasionally.Back in 4th standard a gift " Album by Backstreet boys" was something I considered as my "precious". Followed by Enriques seven in 6th standard. We loved cassettes for many reasons. I would say it championed three qualities. Portability. Affordability. Disposability. Ah well, the last mentioned is not exactly a quality. Be that as it may, the tape changed the music game for decades. With the death of its inventor, Lou Ottens, a chapter in music history has ended.



Lou Ottens, the Dutch engineer credited with inventing the cassette tape and playing a major role in the development of the first CD, has died aged 94 at his home in the village of Duizel in North Brabant.Ottens became head of Philips' product development department in 1960, where he and his team developed the cassette tape.



In 1963, it was presented at the Berlin Radio electronics fair and soon became a worldwide success.



His goal was simple. Make tapes and their players far more portable and easier to use. A structural engineer who trained at the prestigious Technical University in Delft, he joined Philips in 1952 and was head of the Dutch company's product development department when he began work on an alternative for existing tape recorders with their cumbersome large spools of tape.

The cassette tape was Ottens' answer to the large reel-to-reel tapes that provided high-quality sound but were seen as too clunky and expensive. He took on the challenge of shrinking tape technology in the early 1960s, when he became the head of new product development in Hasselt, Belgium, for the Dutch-based Philips technology company.


"Lou wanted music to be portable and accessible," said documentary filmmaker Zack Taylor, who spent days with Ottens for his film Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape.

I would say it championed three qualities. Portability. Affordability. Disposability. Ah well, the last mentioned is not exactly a quality. Be that as it may, the tape changed the music game for decades. With the death of its inventor, Lou Ottens, a chapter in music history has ended.

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