Ghazal maestro Talat Aziz, with his ever-positive and optimistic personality, has a rather unique take on the pandemic.
Talking about 2020, he tells us, “Last year was and will be a defining year for not just me but the whole world. A famous thinker once said that the person or species who will be most likely to survive in a natural calamity is not one who is strongest but one who is capable of adapting to the changing environment and circumstances. And that’s what I believe in too.”
The music industry, just like all other sectors was badly hit due to the pandemic and just like many other sectors and industries, it also moved on and adapted. “When the pandemic took all of us by storm it took me like everyone totally by surprise and for some time it was difficult to fathom what one had and could do. Finally, I decided that I will have to adapt and realized that online was the only solution out. And for music, one had to become independent and use systems and techniques through which one could reach out to your audience through the internet.”
He adds, “There were challenges and I used the help of one of the top sound engineers of India Mr. Damania, and learned the basics of broadcasting from a home video and audio using the latest tools and techniques available.