Shūnya (AKA Bal Singh) is a Melbourne based electronic and Indian classical musician. He is an artist that is seamlessly weaving together his internal dichotomy of beat nerd/electronic producer and trained Indian classical musician.
The word Shūnya is the philosophical concept of the non-duality between infinite and finite. It is represented by the circle "0" and for Bal Singh it reflects his personal and artistic philosophy of a non-duality in genre and style.
His family moved from Malaysia to Perth, Australia when he was three.
His father, a tabla player and percussionist initiated his love for music, first through a steady stream of eclectic and Indian classical records, and then later, putting his hands onto the tabla.
Eventually he travelled to Malaysia to study the more esoteric aspects of Indian classical music and the sitar with Malaysia's renowned musician Samuel J Dass. In 2009 he was awarded a fellowship by the Australian Arts Council to study sarangi from Ustad Sabri Khan in India.
Throughout, he has continued an obsession with electronica and innovative music creation
He relocated to Melbourne from Perth after finishing his studies and, from somewhere in the space between a myriad of influences, neoteric sounds and beats - began incarnating.
His sound represents a unique musical path that reconciles his diversity