On stage Sougata Basu
plays the keyboards for Empty Spaces, but off it, he is
known more for his musical and compositional prowess than anything
else. When we talk about the Empty Spaces Experience, or the Empty
Spaces Sound, Sougata's
creative insight and detailed articulation is probably the largest
contributor in making this Experience and the Sound a unique blend
of musical mastery and indepth detail.
When it comes to original compositions and musical expertise
a born musician, and we consider him as a virtuoso far above and
beyond any of the other contributors of Empty Spaces.
Born on the 19th of November, Sougata is a
Scorpio and by profession is a software engineer at a major IT
corporation. He is an alumnus of South Point High School, and Jadavpur
University. Sougata holds a B.Tech in Information Technology.
considers his musical influences to include Mozart, Beethoven, Dream
Theater, The Eagles, Salil Choudhury and Sudhin Dasupta. Apart from
is a big fan of Satyajit Ray's films, and also loves to get back to
his passion for volleyball.
initial music training came from Sri Rajeshwar Bhattacharyya, and
under his tutelage, Sougata had
his first stage appearance, and was part of a released recording at
the age of 12. Later he took up piano lessons from Raja Narayan Deb.
working gear includes a KORG N364, and Reason Soft-Synth.
Catch up with Sougata
on Facebook, and on Orkut. You can also
mail Sougata at email@example.com OR sign our Guestbook to catch up with him.