Sheila Chandra Quotes
When I started out in the Asian fusion field it was very embryonic in terms of structures, there was no one to learn from, no one who'd codified the principles of what would work and what would not work. I really felt that I needed to go and explore and the obvious place to go was the controlled situation of a studio. Secondly, I had never been much of a fan of live performances, I never was the sort of person who got excited about seeing someone live. I was very critical about the sound quality. I was not appreciative of the rawness that you get in a live performance. I began to wonder what an audience gets out of a performance. I had noticed the sparkle in people's eyes as they talked about their favorite shows. I began to assemble my own theories as to what it was that people love about a live performance and I've tried to bring that to my shows.
I had to go searching for any type of Indian culture and I didn't for the first 16 years. Because it seemed irrelevant, I hadn't found a place to put it to make it mine. It was Monsoon that opened up that door for me... I went to lots of concerts and listened to lots of records, rather than any formal training. I started to absorb things that appealed to me and suited my voice. It turns out that what suits my voice is quite a large range of vocal techniques.
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