Dengue Dengue Dengue, Pyra, Tarun Balani & More Announced For Second Chapter Of ‘Wild City: Together’
3 June 2020
In April, we kicked off ‘Wild City: Together’ to create a space that can support growth and learning, and galvanise India’s music community in response to the alternative music space being forced transform under the Coronavirus pandemic and its associated restrictions. As part of the programme we hosted mentoring sessions, performances, conversations and skill-sharing sessions with the likes of BLOT!, Perera Elsewhere and Arjun Vagale, while raising over 50,000 INR toward helping the members of society suffering most under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Returning for its second chapter, ‘Wild City: Together’ will see participation from across the globe with support from Ableton, featuring Berlin-based Peruvian tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue, Thai soul singer-producer Pyra, reputable journalist Nyshka Chandran, Malaysia-based multi-faceted music professional Christian Schwanz aka CEE and Pakistan’s ambient and noise artist ramsha, alongside Tarun Balani, Oceantied, Audio Units, Sandunes, else if, Shashwat Bulusu and NATE08.
To RSVP for a mentoring or skill-sharing with these artists and professionals, or to participate in our conversation:
We will of course continue to donate 100% of the proceeds collected via donations during the livestreams and registrations, alongside contribution by Wild City per stream, towards organisations doing relief work across India to support families, households and communities that are struggling to survive through the crisis, namely Goonj, The Nada Yoga Foundation, SEEDS and Rasoi On Wheels. For more information on these organisations and to donate directly to them, head here.
For details on the mentoring, skill-sharing, conversation and performance sessions taking place as part of the 2nd chapter of ‘Wild City: Together’, see below:
Offering one-to-one feedback sessions on the applicant’s music production and practice, ‘Wild City: Together’ will offer mentors ranging across styles in its second chapters with bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue, soul artist Pyra, techno duo Audio Units, jazz and contemporary electronica artist and educator Tarun Balani, and Oceantied, who has experience producing works rooted in downtempo, jungle, bass, ambient and even footwork.
To apply for a session, fill the Google form here. Selected applicants will be required to contribute any sum of their choice as a fee for each session, with the suggested minimum contribution being Rs. 500, that will go toward the organisations listed here.
Experienced members of the music community will lead 45-90 minute-long group skill and insight-sharing sessions with 6-12 participants.
Malaysia-based freelance journalist Nyshka Chandran will draw from her experience of writing for the likes of CNBC, Al Jazeera, BBC, South China Morning Post and Resident Advisor, to lead a session on ‘Music Journalism: Writing About Music In A Meaningful Way’.
Dengue Dengue Dengue will present a masterclass on ‘Polyrhythms, Warping And Humanizing Grooves’. Mumbai-based producer and composer Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes will return to ‘Wild City: Together’, leading a session on ‘Top 10 Mix Hacks In Ableton Live’.
To apply for a group skill-sharing session, fill the Google form here. Selected applicants will be required to contribute any sum of their choice as a fee for each session, with the minimum suggested contribution being Rs. 500, that will go toward the organisations listed here.
Over the years and increasingly during the past few months, members of the music industry have proactively supported social and political causes, and just yesterday, most of the music industry participated in media blackout to support the ongoing protests against racial discrimination. To help address the power, pitfalls, and the current status of Asian nightlife in carrying these conversations beyond clout-chasing and into meaningful results, Nyshka Chandran, Christian Schwanz and Wild City co-founder Sarah Chawla will compile a list of music industry professionals across Asia for a cross border ‘closed door conversation’ addressing the topic; ‘Nightlife Activism In Asia’. The findings of this conversation will be turned into an editorial piece on thewildcity.com. You can apply to be a part of this conversation via the Google form here
‘Wild City: Together’ will continue to explore the world of compact livestream performances and invite audiences to donate via social media platforms. The second chapter will see live performances from Pakistani noise and ambient artist ramsha, Thai act Pyra, New Delhi-based electronic duo Else If, Baroda-based bedroom-pop act Shashwat Bulusu and Mumbai-based basshead NATE08.
Keep an eye on our socials for dates of all public sessions and performances. For signing-up for the mentoring and the skill-sharing sessions: