Sandeep Bhagwati

Mumbai, India, 1963

  • Composer

Sandeep Bhagwati is a multiple award-winning composer, theatre director and media artist. He studied at Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria), Institut de Coordination Acoustique/Musique IRCAM Paris (France) and graduated with a Diploma in Composition from Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Germany). His compositions and “comprovisations” in all genres (including 6 operas) have been performed by leading performers at leading venues and festivals worldwide. He has directed international music festivals and intercultural exchange projects with Indian and Chinese musicians and lead new music ensembles. He was a Professor of Composition at Karlsruhe Music University, and Composer-in-Residence at the IRCAM Paris, ZKM Center for Arts and Media Karlsruhe, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Institute for Electronic Music Graz, CalArts Los Angeles, Heidelberg University and Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow. He was also a guest professor at Heidelberg University in 2009. As Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Arts at Concordia University Montréal since 2006, he currently directs matralab, a research/creation center for intercultural and interdisciplinary arts. His current work centers on “comprovisation”, inter-traditional aesthetics, the aesthetics of interdisciplinarity, gestural theatre, sonic theatre and interactive visual and non-visual scores. Since 2010, he is also the director of Hexagram Concordia, a centre for researchcreation in media arts with a faculty of 45 artist-researchers and extensive state-ofthe-art facilities.