19 Jul Episode 2: Nitin Sawhney
I don’t think of music as work, music is incredibly spiritually enriching, I’m very lucky in that I don’t have many things that stress me out…
Nitin Sawhney is one the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today, achieving an international reputation across every possible creative medium. In 2017 he received the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award, and is firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer. Sawhney has become a modern-day ‘Renaissance man in the worlds of music, film, videogames, dance and theatre. His endless creative curiosity makes him a formidable polymath across the whole artistic range of media associated with the music industry. With over 20 studio albums to his name, including solo albums, film soundtracks and compilations, he has received a substantial wealth of major national and international awards for the work. In 2018 Sawhney completed the entire composition of Warner’s big-budget 2018 blockbuster ‘Mowgli’.
Nitin and Claire have collaborated on many live music and yoga events, with a deep connection creatively. In this episode, they sat down in Nitin’s London recording studio to chat about life, politics, maths (Nitin, not Claire..) and yoga. The depth of thought that goes into every action of Nitin’s is why he is such a revered musician & composer. Their conversation is ultimately down-to-earth, open and gives an insight into Nitin’s approach to life and music.
Things we talk about in this episode:
- Music as meditation and finding peacefulness
- Maths. Nuff said. Some complicated (yet simple to Nitin) equations for us to solve
- The spiritually uplifting qualities of music
- His yoga practice
- Travelling in India and yoga retreats
- Being in the kitchen with his Mum as a child
- Composing the new Mowgli movie directed by Andy Serkis
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