As the Guardian so accurately put it: "It would be easier to jot down what this man can't do than what he can."
Arguably the busiest, most versatile and most sought after composer and producer around. Now signed to Universal Publishing, he has made 9 studio albums, for which he has been nominated for a Mercury Music prize, won a MOBO, 2 BBC Radio 3 awards and a Southbank show award, amongst 15 others. He has scored over 40 films for cinema and television, with an Ivor Novello nomination for best score leading to his recent much acclaimed Orchestral music to the BAFTA nominated BBC series “The Human Planet”, Mira Nair’s recent film “The Namesake”, two film scores for live performance by the London Symphony Orchestra and a biopic about Jean Charles De Menezes.
Sawhney has been a regular Dj with London club “Fabric”, performed around the world with leading orchestras and his band, composed extensively for renowned dancer, Akram Khan, gaining best composition award from New York for his music for “Zero degrees”, and has composed for many theatrical productions including Olivier award winning work from Complicite’s “A Disappearing number”.
His career spans production and composition work with Sting, Ellie Goulding, Cirque Du Soleil, Shakira, Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, Taio Cruz, Imogen Heap, Anoushka Shankar and many others. Recently he has also scored for videogames, including Sony Playstation’s number one game, “Heavenly Sword” and its sequel “Enslaved”, which earnt him a second Ivor Novello nomination. As the recipient of four Honorary doctorates from separate universities, fellowships from LIPA and Southbank University and considerable critical acclaim he also acts as a patron to many educational establishments, is/or has been a judge for The Ivor Novello Awards, BAFTA, BIFA and sits on the board of trustees for London’s Somerset House.
Celebrated producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and cultural pioneer, we're thrilled to bring this latter day Renaissance man to you, for his debut HK performance.
Come Clockenflap Sunday, expect nothing but pure and total class from this living legend.