Noted singer-musician Swani Zubayeer has won National Film Award in best music director category for liberation war-based film Anil Bagchir Ekdin.
This is for the first time that Zubayeer has won an award at the national level though he has received vast training in music at home and aboard.
‘I am really happy for winning the award as I am still new in film music direction and Anil Bagchir Ekdin is my second work,’ said Swani Zubayeer.
Swani said he made his film music direction debut through Akram Hossain’s feature film Ghashphool in 2013.
The singer-composer, however, earned special position in the hearts of the music lovers since the release of his debut album Saara, a collection of Bangla modern songs, which was released from Betar Jagath in 1998.
He also released a collection of Bangla ghazals titled Apana Khayal from Mumbai-based Sun Audio. His third album Nirjon Shakkhor, an album of Bangla modern songs was released from World Music in 2003.
Swani Zubayeer, who earned his Master Degree in Western Classical Composition from the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden and also received training in Indian Classical Music from Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan and Ustad Jawad Ali Khan, said he always prefers to use acoustics to digital sound effects.
‘One can never get the taste of the acoustic instruments in digitally produced sound. The music produced digitally may be cheaper but it can never match the quality of music produced using acoustic instruments,’ Swani said.
Talking about his current activities music activities, Swani said he was directing music for Reza Galib’s feature film Kaler Putul. He is also running a music school for youngsters.
‘I have a music school called Orbit Orchestra where I teach music using acoustic instruments. I am also working as an instructor of the orchestra of Bangladesh Navy,’ he said.
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