Filharmonix wins North East Art Fusion contest
Filharmonix, the new rock and roll sensation from Assam, has announced its arrival in style by winning the North East Art Fusion contest held as part of the World Music Day celebrations in Dimapur on June 20 and 21 last.
Altogether three bands from the Northeast competed in the grand finale which saw the upper Assam-based band proving the better of the rest. Avancer from Mokokchung were placed as the 1st runners-up.
Filharmonix was formed in September 2009 and the band made its debut stage appearance in Phobiax 2009. Since then the band has performed in a number of fests all over the region. They were one of the finalists in the 1st Karbi Anglong National beats contest held at Rongtheang in 2009. Progenies of the old school of rock, the members of the band draw their inspiration from different genres but call themselves a “Heavy-metal” outfit. Their sound, however, is a melodic blend of the old school heavy metal, glam metal and hard rock.
The bands which represented Nagaland in the finals were Switch Blade, D Notes and Advancer. The bands were selected from various other bands from different districts of Nagaland during the seventh edition of the ‘Best of the Best’ Nagaland Art Fusion Contest, held on June 20.
Lemti of Switch Blade picked up the best vocalist award, while KK and Anurag from Filharmonix picked up the awards for best guitarist. Alum from Avancer won the best drummers tutle while Sunep from Avancer picked up the best bassist award. The award for the best original composition went to D Notes of Peren.
The judges for the contest were drummer Tanmay Ray Choudhury, event manager David Koch and music trainer L Asang Pongen.