Afternoon Session (2:30 to 5:30pm):
Shankar Barua (curator)
Natasha Singh & Mike CJ
Evening Session (6:30 to 8:30pm):
Chintan Kalra (co-curator)
About the Primary Participants:
Internationally acclaimed musician and a co-founder of indie band Parikrama, among many other successful music and visual arts projects over the last three decades. Has performed live in venues across India and the world.
Offstage, Chintan is a multiple-media design & technology expert who manages and motivates his media lab with a motley mix of professional projects, production design, and ongoing experimentation with various technologies.
Current projects ~ Think Floyd, Kuru Circus & Orchestra, IMFL, Contra Band, and Shabdkoshish, among others.
Abhinay Khoparzi is a multidisciplinary creative technologist who maintains a practice across film, video, music and web technologies. He has had a long relationship with the experimental electronic music scene in Mumbai with performances at venues and events like The Indian Electronica Festival, (Blue Frog), 6 Foot Oscillator in a 4 foot Room (Zenzi Mills). Abhinay co-founded the pioneering but now defunct web platform ‘netlabel’, and publishing company ‘3rd Thought Entertainment’ in the early 2000’s where he organised collaborative performances with experimental IDM artists like Kargo Pluggy, Sadahnmo and others from a varied roster.
In the past year Khoparzi has performed live coded music and visuals with TidalCycles and Hydra at Fat Finger Mayhem (Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai, 2018 and 2019), Algorave Sheffield (UK, 2018), International Conference of Live Coding (Madrid, 2019), Algorave Bangalore, and Pune (2019). He now organises/conducts live coding workshops in collaboration with various maker spaces and artist collectives across India and has been curating and organising Algorave events all over the country.
Anirudh Goutham started Morph Digital Solutions in 2008, along with his wife Preethi Sriram, in a garage with 1 employee. Having delivered animated content for brands and enterprises since its inception, Morph entered the domain of web and mobile in 2012 to increase its offerings. Since the last 2 years, with capabilities in content creation and development, Morph has been delivering experiences using technology across AR, VR, Holography, Projection Mapping, IoT and AI. It work with brands, enterprises and agencies to deliver stories to their customers using technology and design.
Morph’s recent works include an experience centre with Business Sweden at the Swedish Embassy in Delhi; a smart nebulisation centre for a children’s hospital in Sharjah; 3D and interactive content for Wipro’s Silicon Valley Innovation Centre in California, and; multiple experiences delivered to 4 clients at the recently concluded GITEX 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
With a 35 member team and offices in Bangalore and Dubai, Morph is working on various IP related content and experiences, and looking to enter newer geographies.
Soham Sarcar is the Co-Founder of Transhuman Collective - a collaborative multidisciplinary think tank coalescing traditional mediums and new frontier technologies to weave a gripping Transmedia story. Transhuman Collective has created some of the most spectacular immersive experiences around the world.
A communications designer by education, Soham has spearheaded the New Media movement in India since 2008, experimenting continuously with cutting edge immersive technologies such as Live Video Art, 3D Projection Mapping, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, AI, and other interactive technologies, as well as curating and creating public art installations.
Natasha Singh & Mike CJ
Natasha Singh is the Creative Head behind TimeBlur, a Digital Experience Studio. She finished her masters in Communication Design from UAL. Her work has explored art installations with neurofeedback, body kinetics in Yoga, and Generative Culture. As a Design Researcher and Creative programmer, she likes to dwell in the unpredictability of Generative art systems and complexity of nonlinear systems. Through Timeblur, she is pursuing her dreams, to bring Culture, Art and Technology together.
Mike Cj is a technocrat from Bangalore, with a graduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He works primarily with electronic hardware, Signal Processing and computer graphics, across interdisciplinary fields such as Music, Software arts, and Data Visualization. He loves being in the complexity of computer algorithms to generate beautiful artforms. The passion for making art lead to starting Timeblur Studio.
Oversoul Sky is a psytrance project by Saurabh Babbar from New Delhi, India. aka Jimmy Syrup.
Self taught singer/guitarist made his first debut in 2008 with band Bhairav with Indian classical riffs and old school metal won many competitions. His journey to Electronic music begin with a project Apocalypse meow where he understood synthesis and never looked back since then. It was his first trip to Goa 2014 that struck the light on psychedelic trance. He loves playing live sets, mixing and experimenting with sounds, and working hard in the studio.
His goal with his music is to give spiritual and ecstatic experience to the audience and deep connection to mother earth with progressive psychedelic trance.
(https://lnkfi.re/ETWYW & https://youtu.be/T9u3VVoGhWE)
Arsh Sharma is a multi-faceted Producer, Composer, Arranger and Songwriter who has dabbled in a variety of media including TV, Films and Advertising since 2011. Originally a musician at his solo electronica outfit Fuzzculture, Arsh has created custom music and sounds for brands and artists, in addition to his services for mixing and mastering. Some of his acclaimed work includes music for PVR pictures's M Cream, scoring for the award-winning short film Mast Qalandar, music for AAP Government's 'Odd-Even' Scheme and 'Clean Delhi' campaigns amongst many other projects for brands such as Netlfix, Micromax, BMW, Budweiser, Allen Solly, Discovery Channel, H&M, Naaptol, Thumbs Up , Cinema TV etc.
As curator of this incident, Shankar will exercise his privilege - as is usual with this work of his - to deliver the first experimental presentation/performance of the program, partly as a ‘responsibility’, and, partly also to make some point specifically relevant to the occasion.
In keeping with this practice, his very few live performances over the past few years have variously included spontaneous experimental collaborations with a Hindustani classical vocalist, a B-boy dancer, homemade electronics and instruments, including a robotic drummer, as well as several instances of self-written software for audio-video synthesis, processing, and signal control. He is known to have lost control of one of his software patches in a live performance on at least one occasion, and also once upon a time actually had a hardware project sort of blow up on stage.