Nitin Sawhney performs and talks about the connections between art and science and mathematics.
A world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer.
Sawhney’s output as a musician is highly prolific. He is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today.He has scored for and performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, and collaborated with and written for the likes of Paul McCartney, Sting, The London Symphony Orchestra, A.R. Rahman, Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor, Anoushka Shankar, Jeff Beck, Shakira, Will Young, Joss Stone, Taio Cruz, Ellie Goulding, amongst many others. Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man in the worlds of music, film ,videogames ,dance and theatre.
Nicki Wells is an entirely new phenomenon. She is the first truly global singer.
Blessed with an unparalleled memory for melody and vocal technique from virtually any culture, Nicki is able to easily leap from folk, French trip-hop, deep gospel, jazz or choral vocals to Indian classical or Arabic inflections as if all were emanating directly from her soul.
Her debut album, produced by Nitin Sawhney, has already won her enthusiastic attention from the likes of Chris Martin and Joss Stone, even before completion, and she is on the verge of signing a lucrative deal with publishers Reservoir/ Reverb.
Having performed with Sawhney as a lead vocalist everywhere from major international festivals to sold out venues, such as London’s Royal Albert Hall to Sydney Opera House, she has enthralled countless astonished music lovers across the globe.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx