Pulpy Shilpy: Electronic Music & The Rebirth Of Hope

Image: Still of BMR film by Petra Hermanova

A cracked version of Ableton changed the game for Gowri Jayakumar. She was studying guitar and bass at the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in Chennai, India, back in 2012. She got the DAW so she could record herself — Jayakumar has been for over a decade, and remains, a popular singer-songwriter, often armed with an acoustic guitar and her voice. But then she found herself experimenting with the platform: “I was just making sounds,” she says. “Everything was muddy; it was shit.” A new path, however, had opened up. 

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NEWS - 17. March 2020   CITY - Pune ARTIST - Pulpy Shilpy Project - Border Movement Residency

REFLECTIONS: BMR BERLIN #11 WITH PULPY SHILPY

Image: Still of film by Petra Hermanova

The eleventh Berlin based Border Movement residency saw Pune based producer and composer Gowri Jayakumar aka Pulpy Shilpy get selected to spend 2 months in Berlin.

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NEWS - 26. February 2020   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Psy Jester Project - Border Movement Residency

Announcing BMR: Berlin 2019 Resident Artists

Left – Pulpy Shilpy (image credit -Ron Bezbaruah) / right – no_name_face (image credit – Nafis Ahmed)

The Border Movement Residency project has worked with over 15 producers and musicians since its launch in 2015 – creating unique experiences tailored around the individual needs of the participating artists. The aim of the program has always been to create meaningful and relevant creative exchanges between musicians in South Asia and Germany.

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NEWS - 27. August 2019   CITY - Berlin ARTIST - Pulpy Shilpy Project - Border Movement Residency

Pulpy Shilpy: Breaking New Ground, Exploring Unchartered Territories

Image Credit – Ron Bezbaruah

Pune-based musician, Gowri Jayakumar, is a woman who wears many hats, switching effortlessly from one avatar to the next one. From being in a pop/jazz/folk band, Run Pussy Run, to starting a platform meets record label focused on minority voices in India, she’s constantly innovating and reinventing herself.

“I feel like this is the first time I’m going to stick to something”, she says, when we talk about her foray into the world of electronic music under the moniker Pulpy Shilpy, whose 4 track EP, ‘Slough’, is a dark and brooding dance record that has received praise from both critics and listeners.

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NEWS - 10. May 2019   CITY - Pune ARTIST - Pulpy Shilpy


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