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nitin sawhney interview // the new statesman

A nice to the point interview with Nitin Sawhney by Samira Shackle, The NEW STATESMAN.

 

 

 


nitin sawhney // human planet @ bbc proms [free video download]

HOW AWESOME!! The BBC has made available to watch and download Nitin Sawhney’s HUMAN PLANET @ BBC PROMS … 1hr 18mins of pure genius!

Download it now from the below link! You only have a limited time – until 12th AUGUST ’11 so you may want to hurry! 🙂

Apologies the embedded video doesn’t work but heres the direct link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012znt4/BBC_Proms_2011_Human_Planet/

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Highlights of the Human Planet Prom, featuring Nitin Sawhney’s evocative music for the acclaimed television series interspersed with performances by artists and ensembles from around the world.

Charles Hazlewood conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in specially commissioned new arrangements of the Human Planet score with accompanying visuals from the series. Featuring behind-the-scenes documentary content and interviews with the artists, the concert is hosted by explorer and TV presenter Paul Rose.

Artists include: Ayarkhaan (Sakha Republic), Bibilang Shark-Calling Group (Papua New Guinea), Khusugtun (Mongolia), Rasmus Lyberth (Greenland), and Enock Mbongwe (Zambia).


nitin sawhney // engine-earz THE DEVIL & MIDNIGHT [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Folks, yesterday you got to download Daydream Remix … today you get the second track – The Devil and Midnight By Nitin Sawhney and remixed by Engine-Earz

A massive respect to both artists for bringing their talents together and making the sounds co-exist with one another …. as with the other track this one will be made available on the CD version of Last Days of Meaning.

Download the track below:


nitin sawhney // engine-earz DAYDREAM [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Last night on Nihal’s show [BBC Radio 1] we got to hear a WORLD EXCLUSIVE …

An Engine-Earz remix of Nitin Sawhney’s Daydream. Engine-Earz have remixed two tracks for Nitin Sawhney, the second being The Devil and Midnight. Both will feature of “The Last Days of Meaning” album [CD version].

Watch out for Shammi Pithia’s remix too!

Truly thunderous with a bit of epic sprinkled on top! As my friend Anusha described it – Ramayana meets Star Wars!

Grab your free download below!


Nitin Sawhney interview on BBC Radio London

Keeping with the Nitin Sawhney theme, here is a three part interview conducted by Nikki Bedi for BBC Radio London on his upcoming ninth studio album, “Last Days of Meaning.”

You can purchase the album from here

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Nitin Sawhney @ The Royal Albert Hall 2011

Last night, I was at Nitin Sawhney‘s ‘Last Days of Meaning’ album launch concert at the Royal Albert hall. As always, he out did himself AGAIN! Sawhney performed a couple of tracks from the new album, along with some well known classics, with the help of a string quintet and key members of his band including Martyn Kaine on drums, Aref Durvesh on Tabla and Dholak, Ashwin Srinivasan on flute and vocals, Ian Burdge on cello, Tina Grace, Nicki Wells, Natty and Lucita Jules on vocals. With a special guest performance by Soumik Datta!

There was another special performance included. The one I was waiting for … A 15 minute organ piece performed on the 140 year old 9,999 pipe Willis Organ commissioned by The Royal Albert Hall and played by Nitin Sawhney‘s childhood friend prominent Hammond organist, James Taylor of the James Taylor Quartet.

For this untitled piece, Sawhney was accompanied by a String Quintet,  Engine-Earz front man Prashant Mistry on keys, Ashwin Srinivasan on the Flute and Martyn Kaine on drums.

There’s only one word to describe this performance  … EPIC!

Organ Composition // Nitin Sawhney // Royal Albert Hall // 2011 (1 of 2)

Organ Composition // Nitin Sawhney // Royal Albert Hall // 2011 (2 of 2)


Nitin Sawhney scores BBC’s HUMAN PLANET

In the words of the Guardian “it is easier to list what Nitin Sawhney has not done than what he has!” a statement that could not be truer!

Sawhney has extensively scored music for theatre, cinema, videogames, dance and television, not to mention his studio albums. His work includes Mira Nair’s “The Namesake,” two silent films both accompanied by London Symphony Orchestra “A Throw of Dice” and “Yogoto No Yume”.

His latest project, Nitin Sawhney has created a fresh pioneering musical soundscape to accompany an eight part momentous series HUMAN PLANET. As described by the BBC

“Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today.”

I believe the reason for choosing Nitin Sawhney for this particular project is due to his reputation as one of the very few composers around whose music has the capacity to surpass cultural barriers.

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Blending a multitude of genres and combining fresh contemporary sounds with an epic cinematic vibe – Sawhney has succeeded in truly bringing the HUMAN PLANET to life.

HUMAN PLANET premieres Thursday, January 13 at 8 pm on BBC1 and runs for 8 weeks.

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