Monophonik is the solo project of Mumbai-based electronic music producer, Shatrunjai Dewan. Having formally trained in classical piano and studied audio engineering, he now combines skill set of the two, creating a reservoir of fresh sounding, uplifting electronic music, infused with melody, groove, and the rawness of analog synthesizers.
He takes a unique approach in performing his music LIVE, believing that electronic music, like any other pop/rock music, can be performed LIVE, without having to playback pre-recorded audio. He is able to achieve this by re-creating sounds in real time with the help of a combination of analog modular synthesisers, which are used in his LIVE show.
Shatrunjai began training in classical piano during his time at the Doon School, Dehradun, after which he went on to study audio engineering at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore. He now resides in Mumbai, working as a freelance LIVE sound engineer for bands such as Hari and Sukhmani, as well as being a part of the electronic music duo, Paraphoniks.
His idea with Monophonik is not only to get your feet moving, but also to be able to recreate electronic music in real time, using combinations of synthesisers, sequencers and organic elements like pianos, etc. He wishes to spread the love for analog modular synthesisers with this project and expose numbers of people to sounds they wouldn’t have heard before. Fresh sounding, uplifting electronic music, infused with melody, groove, and the rawness of analog synthesisers are what you can expect.