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Kisaloy started learning music at the tender age of six years. He’s a trained musician in Hindustani classical music as well as Western classical music. His music is noted for amalgamating styles of ethnic, folk & classical elements with experimental arrangements of electronic & psychedelic layers. He received his initial training in Hindustani Classical (Vocal), under the guidance of Shree Durgadas Karmakar (Rampur Sashwasan Gharana) & Shri Supriyo Dutta (Indore Gharana). Later he moved onto the study of Western Classical Music in Piano. He has received training from pianists such as Pradyumna Singh Manot (aka Paddy), Sandip Baksi & Amlan Jyoti Sen. Kisaloy has also learnt Solo Harmonium from the Harmonium exponent Shri Suvendu Banerjee (Gaya Gharana).

His debut as a composer was in “Capital I”, which was the first independent feature film of Odisha, directed by Amartya Bhattacharyya. Since then he has composed for three feature films & eight short films of Bhattacharyya. He has also won the prestigious award of best music composer, for the film “Benaras – the unexplored attachments”, from NoHu International Short Film Festival in 2015, which was directed by Amartya. The film also bagged the prestigious National Award in the same year.

His debut song “Runanubandha” was voiced by none other than the rockstar, Rupam Islam, which was the title track of the film “Runanubandha – The He without Him”, directed by Bhattacharyya. The song has a very experimental & psychedelic sound to it.

Apart from Amartya’s films Kisaloy has also composed the music for the legendary, ten times national award winning film maker of India, Manmohan Mahapartra, for his film “Bhija Matira Swarga – Wet Heaven”.  Roy has composed for the upcoming film “Josef: Born In Grace”, which is directed by Susant Misra & has been a film in the contention list of the prestigious "Oscar Academy Awards 2020". In addition, Kisaloy has also composed for the upcoming folk flick “KAANCHLI – Life in a Slough”, which is directed by Dedipya Joshi.

Kisaloy loves experimenting with different genres of music & is open to all kind of music. He is strongly influenced by the music of Enigma, Deep Forest, Pink Floyd, Toto, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Trilok Gurtu, Bickram Ghosh, Rahul Sharma, Niladri Kumar, Robert Miles & many more maestros. He loves to experiment with the sound of synths, blending Indian styles with electronica & creating experimental stuff.