Watch: Bhrigu Sahni Performs His Tranquil Single ‘Momentary Present’ at BYOH Live
The fingerstyle guitarist kicks off Volume 2 of Pune-based listening sessions hosted by Gray Spark Audio
Initially released on his debut solo album What Is Now at the end of 2016, Pune-based fingerstyle guitarist Bhrigu Sahni’s contemplative track “Momentary Present” gets a striking blend of visuals courtesy of the gig series BYOH Live and videographer Ron Bezbaruah aka Crumpled Paper.
Sahni performed his track at Gray Spark Audio, a Pune-based studio founded by sound engineers Ronak Runwal and Nikita Borges which hosts the unique Bring Your Own Headphones Live sessions that aims to change the way audiences and artists perceive each other during performances. “Ronak is an old friend and when I was in the country last year, I had heard that he had set up shop at a beautiful new location in Baner,” recalls Sahni. “I had seen pictures and really wanted to work on something in his new studio. I think we got on a phone call and he told me about the idea of BYOH and I was sold.”
The BYOH concept revolves around having an audience present in the studio to watch the artist but hear them perform through headphones in studio-quality. Released on March 3rd, the video for “Momentary Present” features Sahni performing while several people watch and listen to him, their attention completely on the music, the headphones eliminating other aural distractions. “It really is a surreal experience to have each person in the audience listening to the exact same thing you are listening to,” Sahni explains. “It somehow dissolves the gap between the performer and the audience.”