Nitin Sawhney
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Nitin Sawhney Biography

There is no disputing the fact that Nitin Sawhney is widely regarded as one of the most influential and versatile creative talents alive today. Firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer, and cultural pioneer, Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man in the worlds of music, film, videogames, dance and theatre.

 Sawhney has released 7 studio albums - each one garnering critical acclaim. Indeed, Sawhney has received no less than 15 major national awards for his work.London's Outcaste Records released the breakthrough Gold selling Beyond Skin in '99, which took a prestigious Technics Mercury Music Prize nomination and won Sawhney the coveted South Bank Show Award. Subsequently, Sawhney signed a multiple album deal to Richard Branson's V2 Records, and released the millennial epic and Silver certified Prophesy in 2001, winning a MOBO Award as well as a BBC Radio 3 Music Award. Sawhney's seventh studio album, Philtre, was released in May 2005, winning another BBC Radio 3 Award and has recently recorded his eighth album, London Undersound, which features performances from Paul McCartney, Anoushka Shankar, Natty and Imogen Heap amongst others and specially contributed artwork from Antony Gormley. Clubland has seen three international album releases by Sawhney: All Mixed Up - the definitive remix collection, FabricLive.15, and In the Mind of....Nitin Sawhney. He has toured each of his albums extensively and has sold-out many of the world's most prestigious venues both as a band and DJ. Sawhney has worked with a host of artists including Sting, Paul McCartney, Sinead O'Connor, A R Rahman, Jeff Beck, Brian Eno, Fink, and Will Young. In 2007 Sawhney co-produced the sophomore album for Atlantic Records artist Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.

To date, Sawhney has scored over forty films, as well as having scored TV ads for top international agencies. His music for Channel Four's Second Generation saw him nominated for the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Film and TV Composition (2004), and his scores have accompanied everything from dark, high-tension drama to light-hearted animatronics. Known for his incredible degree of versatility Sawhney has established himself as one of the world's leading composers for film, and has acted as a judge for BAFTA, BIFA and The Ivor Novello Awards. Recent works include orchestral scores for Mira Nair's The Namesake, Sony Playstation 3's Heavenly Sword, and Franz Osten's silent film classic, A Throw of Dice, which he wrote for the London Symphony Orchestra. In production, amidst touring with his band and orchestras around the world, Sawhney will be scoring Deepa Mehta's forthcoming Exclusion, Henrique Goldman's Jean Charles, on the life of Jean-Charles de Menezes, The Fifth Beatle, on the life of Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, and the directorial debut of legendary actor Andy Serkis, Dark Blue Rising. He is also currently composing the score for Ninja Theory's follow up game development to Heavenly Sword, tba.


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