Recent recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award, acclaimed artist and polymath, Nitin Sawhney co-presents an evening of music and memories with London theatre company Tara Arts, India and Me, featuring Aref Durvesh on tabla and vocalist Eva Stone.
From coincidences that are barely explicable by conventional western thought or logic, to an array of events which include working with some of the world’s most famous artists, meetings with inspiring international icons and a host of personal memories/ anecdotes from a career that spans 30 years in the music industry, ‘India and Me’ is delivered through Sawhney’s unique prism, performance and perspective of music as a universal language.
As a multi-platform artist working across, film, theatre, TV, computer games and live band shows, Sawhney has produced and composed a dozen solo albums and scored over 50 films – his most recent, ‘Breathe’ featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, was the directorial debut for Andy Serkis. He is currently scoring ‘Jungle Book’, a Warner Bros blockbuster and again directed by Serkis. His last album ‘Dystopian Dream’ has been turned into a full-blown dance production co-produced with Sadler’s Wells and choreographed, directed and performed by dance duo WangRamirez. Already performed in Luxembourg to huge public and critical acclaim, the internationally co-commissioned show will tour extensively in 2018/19.
This is a seated show.
Presented by Band on the Wall and Root Music in association with Tara Arts.
New North and South
This show is part of New North and South – a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent, produced by a new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.
The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.