Arpan Sen


Hi friends!! I am Arpan Sen, a soundscaper. I dabble with sounds and try to weave patterns which reflect me. My very soul lies in the strings strung on my guitar which gives me a voice i never had. I like to explore, tasting water from the rivers of pop, jazz, rock, and mostly indian classical. My unorthodox approach towards my instrument is a product of my own way of hearing sounds and my informal self education in music. Listen to my music, and then take it in your heart and then decide what you feel about it... For more information do check my YouTube videos.. Here is the link below...







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I was from a non-musical background. Music seemed to be always there in fragments from my surroundings. My taste in music was shaped by Hindustani classical music, Rabindrasangeet and Ravi Shankar.Later, I found my favourites among Tommy Emmanuel, Don Ross, Andy Mckee and Steve Vai. Initially started off as an accompanying guitarist in a band. I worked there for some time before creating my own compositions like “Rays of love”, and recording a few renditions of Hindustani Ragas , and also fusing them with modern western sounds. I worked in another band for a brief period. After that I found myself concentrating on sharpening my own skills in music,and creating a few more compositions like ” Let them be free”, ” Tranquility” ,”Fun Times”. I’ve also collaborated with the Irish Flutist , Mr. John Devitt on the song, “The wanderer”.

What is your music dream?

As stated earlier, classical music laid a deep impact in shaping my taste in music. My compositions were based on some Hindustani Ragas. I’ve also fused them with modern western sounds. Some specific genres I usually listen to include experimental, pop, classical and semi-classical. While composing ,the primary thing in my mind is always, how to make my compositions sound good.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

1. Helping more musicians. 2. Make them listen to my songs , those who needed.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Happy Birthday :)

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Andy Mckee, Mike Dawes,Steve Vai, Tommy Emmanuel

What inspires you to make music?

I listen to a lot of Classical Hindustani music, Ragas, Rabindra sangeet, Ravi Shankar, Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Mckee, Andreas Kapsalis, Vishwamohan Bhatt, Mozart,Guthrie Govan,Steve Vai, influenced me a lot. My favourite band and performers include Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Mckee, Vishwamohan Bhatt, Steve Vai , John Mayer.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

My musical compositions are based on experiences I’ve gained from life. Whatever experiences I gain, I try to convey them in terms of musical compositions. I think it mostly depends on the songs and compositions. It might be interpreted in various ways by the listeners, depending upon his/her own perspective.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Best place.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Few musicians those who are really talented , bt dont have enough money to promote themselves . They should recognized by good/popular musicians .

What do you think of Drooble?

Best website for musicians.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Nothing, I enjoy everything, Yes i face a lots of challenges, but i enjoy it. cz that makes me stronger.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, I listen to their music, I try to inspire upcoming musicians. I support them, I also do some project from where I make money from music, I try to involve upcoming musicians in that project. so that they can earn money and gather experience from there.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

they should join Drooble and they need to promote their good music, thats all.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Mike Dawes, Andy Mckee, John Devitt, Andreas Kapsalis