THE TRANCE 'n' TECHNO MAN
[all re-processed & re-produced
from the IDEA #1, Jan-July, 2000]
Click this text and the pics below
to hear other examples of Sandy's music!
Here's the man who first turned
on the people behind The IDEA to the whole world of computer-based
music, some three years ago. A supremely friendly, helpful and
talented young man, Sandy's a musician sharply focused upon the
cutting-edge of young dance-music, while churning out musical
memos and finished works on a daily basis between stacks of gear
in his cozy home-studio (he also
maintains a full-time association with "RJ's Studio"
Born and brought up through his school years in Delhi, Sandy's
career-training started off with a diploma course in computers
through 1987-89, after which he moved straight on to an apprenticeship
with a local audio-studio till 1990. With a year and a half of
that under his belt, he then went on to grab a diploma in Sound
Engineering from New York, working part-time alongside in local
sequencing studios to learn more about using computers with music.
Upon returning to Delhi, the young recordist joined K. J. Singh
(visit "The Apple Lover" from the contents page) as
an Assistant Recording Engineer with the latter's "Fast
Forward Productions," to hone his sequencing skills further
in the Indian context through 1992-93.
The next step in this ongoing "musical training period"
found Sandy in Mumbai, again as an "Assistant Recording
Engineer," but with an outfit called "4D Studios"
this time. These were years that saw the young man also working
hard on workshops with various musicians from different cultures
and phases of life, a period that saw him learning "a lot
about music, and how to go about it."
With all of that adding up eventually to a solid grounding in
his chosen profession, Sandy's been operating mainly through
his own studio workstation since 1994, from when he's been independently
and extensively composing for radio and television in India.
Today, he's so adept with his music and music technology, that
the young man made the piece of music playing as page-background
here in just a couple of hours, especially for The IDEA ~ while
we waited! Not surprisingly, over the years he's also:
- > composed jingles for Gillette,
Nike, Duracel and 100 Pipers
- > composed title-tracks for "THE
GOOD HOME SHOW" ( Sony Entertainment Television ) and "PUBLIC
DEMAND" (Zee TV)
- > provided incidental music for
"KHUBSURAT" over the last four years
- > composed the music for "SIYARAM'S
STAR MISS INDIA"
- > composed music for fashion shows
on Zee TV , India TV, and Star TV
- > composed music for documentaries
on the Discovery Channel
- > composed jingles and done voice-overs
for CBTs (Computer Based Training) for Hope Multimedia Company
- > done voice-overs for Limca, Early
Times Bourbon, and McDonalds
- > composed montage music for Zee
News( VERDICT '99 )
Lately, Sandy's been looking to go beyond jingles, voice-overs
and montages to establish a more in-your-face presence on the
Indian music ciruit. Amongst other things, this has seen him
start development of an independent album ~"TRANCE TARA"~
with Alexander Housego (visit "The Foreign Hand" from
the contents page). A track from this ongoing project links out
of the last picture to the right below.
Our man's even worked with the well-known band "Silk Route"
as a roadie for a while to look into the deep dark secrets of
Band Management while~incidentally~ also meeting musicians and
related profesionals all over the country. Now, some of them
good folks just happenned to be from the Hindi-film industry,..
and there you have it ~ Sandy's now working on two songs and
the background score for a major film production thats just hit
studio-floors with the title "DAR"!!
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