My life/journey has mostly been pretty dynamic if nothing less be it before SACAC or after. During my graduation years in delhi university, i used to learn piano from the delhi school of music and on the side worked as a freelance promoter with various event organising firms (the reason i got into DU was to be eligible for FTII which was on the cards throughout the graduation period only to find out they don’t have a music production program there which was a significant part of what i wanted to learn and eventually hone). Basically, one year at SACAC was the year of my life that i would barely want to change anything about. I am a more evolved and aware human being for sure. The amount of individual attention one gets here is exceptional and probably why the sense of belonging develops through the course of the year. As soon as i got out of the institution, i started to intern under Arsh Sharma at Studio Fuzz as well as slowly started getting into freelance live sound engineering to be busy during the post studio hours. This went on for about 5-6 months before i joined The Piano Man Jazz Club as a live sound engineer. I got to work with artists from all around the world playing different genres of music including countries like argentina, cuba, panama, el salvador, france, iceland, greece, ukraine, zimbabwe, switzerland, japan, US etc. Got to work with instruments i didn’t know existed. i got an opportunity to do sound at the Ziro Festival Of Music with 4 bands and got to work with mr. sivamani as a co-live sound engineer. Since then, have done live sound in various music/college/art/folk festivals in different cities like Jaipur, Shillong, Siliguri and of course Delhi to name a few. Apart from live sound, have composed and produced music for a travel documentary which is being presented at various national and international film festivals as we speak, done sound design and background music for 2 short films one of which is for Barrel Select Large Short Films page on youtube. Have mixed several songs for the delhi based band, Shorthand and currently working with a kashmiri band Meezan as a mix engineer on their album. Sacac without a doubt provided me with sufficient knowledge, reassurance and belief to be ready to step into the outside world and try and do well in this not so conventional vocation. Today, each day I strive to become a better sound and music professional as well as a better human being and a huge part of that is the time i spent at SACAC especially the latter. Thank You.