There Are Silent Headphones Parties Happening In Town & You Need To Go

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Bring Your Own Headphones – BYOH – is the brainchild and property of the team at Gray Spark Audio, a music production studio started by Ronak Runwal. Each BYOH ‘session’ provides a unique experience to performing artists and a live audience.

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BYOH has been actively hosting their events for around 2 years now. Though they started out super-underground, they’re quickly catching on with Pune’s gig-loving indie music crowd. The concept is simple – the artist/s perform live in front an audience while being recorded within/by the studio. The idea came about as a way to help newer artists feel more comfortable in a studio setting; giving them an audience to perform to while being recorded, made it easier for them to emote and express their music. It’s a live performance, but also studio oriented.

Ronak tells us that they, ‘end up capturing the essence of a live performance, with the quality of being in a confined recording space’. Bringing the ‘performance’ element into an artist’s recordings really helps elevate their quality, too. It’s intimate, while also being interactive – the audience has a chance to engage with the artists as well, which is a great way to explore their music.

BYOH events usually take place on Sundays, when the recording studio is free. Tickets will cost you between INR 300 – 400, and the studio can fit around 30 – 40 people at most. Remember to bring your own headphones {the good kind} and the studio staff at Gray Spark Audio will help you set it all up. Get comfy on the floor, or settle into a corner of their sofa and get ready for a unique listening experience at this silent headphones party.

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The next BYOH season starts in June, so stay glued to their Facebook page here for all the latest updates and videos of their previous performances {the likes of Bhrigu Sahni, Easy Wanderlings, Unohu, The Family Cheese, and Kumail+Cosmic Attic, to name a few}.


BYOH are planning to do a bigger event in the coming year, with even bigger artists lined up, so expect big things! They’re also planning to work with other venues in the future – taking the BYOH concept outside the studio, but are still in the process of figuring out how to get the same quality of recording.


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