Akash BhattMusic is an ethereal and artistic medium, when it merges with other forms of arts it results into an amazing and an inseparable aesthetic form - this is a reality. On the other hand, fact also remains that gradually over years music has been extensively commercialised, and it continues to happen. Today, we need to think and understand music beyond the predefined notion which is not-limited by set notions of market. Let's understand and imagine music not In terms of scale, raga, taal, aarohi-avrohi, makm, improvisation but as an event and occasion. Let us reimagine music as an event or an occasion in which diverse cultures, languages, eras, dialects, free thoughts - all come together to become an expression - an imagination - a reality - a story and a new paradigm. Lets accept music as an extension of self. And with this understanding let us endeavour to create, to learn and to enjoy.
Trained in the art of playing ‘Tabla’ in his early childhood at the Saptak School of Music, Akash Bhatt is a musician and a practising Architect. During his stay in Eastern Europe from 2001 to 2014 (had won the SOROS Foundation Scholarship for Performing Arts in 2001), he gained experience in performing various music genres such as Balkan music, Sephardic, Turkish/Oriental, Arabian Music, Contemporary, Ethno Jazz Fusion etc. He has collaborated with the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts and regularly performs as a percussionist at festivals in India, with both European and Indian artists.Read more
Tarjani is a trained classical singer with master’s degree in Indian Classical Music (Vocals) and is currently pursuing her P. HD in Music, under the guidance of her mentors Bhavdeep Jaipurwale and Dr. Chetana Banavat.Read more
Paulom Mistry’s has been involved in experimental music since he can remember. “Sounds excite me & I can’t help but find a rhythmic pattern in everything I hear” he says.Read more
Jayan Nair’s, love for music began from a very early age. After his training in Carnatic Music, he came to Ahmedabad and learned one of the rarest string instruments, the Chitra Veena at Darpana Academy. Till recently he was an instructor at Darpana, and is now working independently as a singer-musician.Read more
Debolina Garani & Ronak Pandit
Both Debolina and Ronak have individually come up in their fields as strong artists. While Debolina deviated from her legacy of classical music to be drawn more towards western music, particularly Jazz, Ronak, a trained Sarod player, found himself taking a sin route.Read more
Himanshu Desai is a self-taught guitar player and has performed with 25+ rock bands globally, including with his own band Neelkanth Paradigm. He has a degree in Industrial Design and a Masters in Arts Criticism as his educational foundations, but currently teaches guitar to aspiring musicians.Read more