Indian Composer Sidhant Kapoor’s Collaborative Masterpiece with Legendary Hollywood Composer

In the midst of a global pandemic, Indian composer Sidhant Kapoor embarked on a groundbreaking musical journey, transcending geographical barriers to collaborate on an international album. Teaming up with the legendary composer John Ashton Thomas, whose illustrious career spanned over 160 major Hollywood feature films, including Oscar-winning scores for Black Panther and Captain Marvel, How to Train your Dragon 3, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Twilight Saga, Fantastic Four, Superman returns, Captain America, X-Men to name a few.

Indian Composer Sidhant Kapoor’s Collaborative Masterpiece with Legendary Hollywood Composer
Indian Composer Sidhant Kapoor’s Collaborative Masterpiece with Legendary Hollywood Composer
Indian Composer Sidhant Kapoor’s Collaborative Masterpiece with Legendary Hollywood Composer

Despite being separated by 4,400 miles and the constraints of Covid-19, Sidhant and John forged ahead, harnessing the power of technology to bridge the distance. Through countless video calls and shared passion, they crafted six unique tracks that would resonate across continents.

Tragically, amidst their creative synergy, John Ashton Thomas passed away, leaving behind an indelible legacy. Undeterred, Sidhant pressed on, honoring Thomas’s memory by bringing their compositions to life. Recording with a full orchestra at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London and Yashraj Studios in Mumbai, Sidhant ensured that John’s final works would endure.

The resulting international album which is called ‘Gateway to India’ is a testament to the fusion of Indian music on a grand scale, seamlessly blending the richness of traditional Indian instruments with the grandeur of a western orchestra. Sidhant’s vision not only elevates Indian music onto a global platform but also immortalizes the last compositions of a Hollywood icon.

In a poignant tribute, Sidhant honored John Ashton Thomas in the traditional Indian manner, offering burning agarbatti in front of his portrait before every recording session, a gesture of reverence and gratitude for their musical collaboration.

Andrew Sunnucks, the founder of music company Audionetwork, poured his unwavering passion into this project, leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the album reaches unparalleled heights of excellence.
He brought together some of the best musicians and a formidable team to execute the project with precision. British Emmy award-winning Gavin Greenaway lent his expertise, conducting the orchestra with finesse. Grammy-winning sound engineer Ren Swan added the final touches to this album.

Through this collaborative masterpiece, Sidhant Kapoor emerges as a young ambassador of Indian music, transcending borders and uniting cultures through the universal language of music. With each track, Sidhant’s and John’s legacy echoes, reminding us of the power of creativity to transcend time and space