• November 2, 2013
  • 8:00 pm
  • Nourse Theater
    275 Hayes Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102
Add to Calendar 11/02/2013 8:00 pm 11/02/2013 America/Los_Angeles Nitin Sawhney - past, present, and future unplugged Nitin Sawhney has one of the most distinctive and versatile musical styles, combining electronica, Indian music, and acoustic. He has firmly established himself as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer, and cultural pioneer. Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Nitin Sawhney has one of the most distinctive and versatile musical styles, combining electronica, Indian music, and acoustic. He has firmly established himself as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer, and cultural pioneer. Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man of the musical world, making important contributions to performing, composing, film, dance, theater, and even video games.

Sawhney's output as a musician is astonishing. He has scored for and performed with some of the world's leading orchestras, and collaborated with and written for the likes of Paul McCartney, Sting, the London Symphony Orchestra, Brian Eno, Sinead O'Connor, Anoushka Shankar, Jeff Beck, Shakira, Joss Stone, Taio Cruz, Ellie Goulding, and Cirque Du Soleil.

Often appearing as an artist in residence, curator, or musical director at international festivals, Sawhney also works tirelessly for musical education. He is a recipient of four honorary doctorates from British universities, and in 2007 turned down an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for ethical reasons. Nitin Sawhney has made nine studio albums and written more than forty scores for film and television, including the BBC series "The Human Planet," Mira Nair's film The Namesake, and two film scores for live performance by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Sawhney has performed around the world with leading orchestras and his band. He has been a regular DJ at the trend-setting London club Fabric. Given his classical background, Sawney is a surprisingly experienced and established DJ, spinning everything from Afrobeat and Dubstep to Asian breakbeat and drum ‘n' bass. Recently he has also scored for video games, including Sony Playstation's popular, Heavenly Sword, and its sequel, Enslaved.
An acclaimed flamenco guitarist and classical/ jazz pianist, Sawhney's ability to transcend cultural barriers has gained him recognition in both the classical and pop communities....

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