The fun is on the terrace, as Pritish Soundararajan presents a forum to jam and network
This Sunday, the terrace at Padmagiri Apartments in T Nagar will turn into one of the most unique musical platforms in the city. The brainchild of Pritish Soundararajan, a music-lover, entrepreneur and freelance marketing consultant—who splits his time between a start-up in Bengaluru and his musical interests in Chennai—Terrace Jamming is a free forum for singers and musicians to jam, display their talents and network. “The possibilities are endless,” says Soundararajan.
How did it all start? “I was travelling across Europe and saw guys jamming and having fun with music on the streets; and I thought why don’t we have anything like this back home? And where better to start than on my own terrace,” says the 30-year-old.
Sessions are held every fortnight, with the first being held on February 18. “We had 40 people at our first session—bringing with them instruments like the veena, guitar, drums and violin—60 at the second and 80 at the third,” says Soundararajan. “We’re hoping for more than 200 this time. We mainly rely on social media, radio and word of mouth to spread the word. It’s totally free and anyone can come join in. So far the response has been great,” he adds
Soundararajan is equally excited about the future. “We want to add more spice to the sessions,” he says. “In time we’re thinking of making this a platform for acting and miming, too. We are also looking at expanding into Bengaluru, Hyderabad and a few other cities.”