This Month

US PREMIERE::November 17


Q&A with Nitin Sawhney

PLUS: NITIN SAWHNEY Master Class: "Writing Musical Score for Film"



Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare

Dir: Tim Supple, Channel 4 Productions, 2003

A contemporary screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Shipwrecked twins Viola and Sebastian are reimagined as asylum seekers in a contemporary, multicultural London. The cast of characters (some speaking the Bard's prose in Hindi) suffer strange confusion and magical coincidence - all in a state of delightful delirium. Starring Parminder Nagra (Bend It Like Beckham, ER) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things), with music by Nitin Sawhney.



Shadow Scan

Dir: Tinge Krishnan, 2000, 11min.

A dark and dizzying trip through a South Asian doctor's final moments reveal the harrowing reality of hospital life.


Nitin Sawhney Master Class: "Writing the Musical Score for Film"

Co-presented by NASHA & Ahiri Music Institute

A rare Master Class on Writing the Musical Score for Film: experience Nitin Sawhney performing a live acoustic soundtrack to "Twelfth Night". Nitin will bring his guitar and keyboard as well as rare footage without sound from Post-Production on Twelfth Night. He will show his process for writing the soundtrack, developing characters through sound, and building a soundscape to bring the film to life.

Nitin Sawhney is a musical innovator. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer, he has merged Indian classical music with jazz, dance beats, and electronica. In 2000 he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. In 2001, he garnered a MOBO Award and BBC Radio's Music Award. His score work includes "Split Wide Open", "Secret Asians", "Goodness Gracious Me", "Anita and Me", and Akram Khan Dance Company's "Kaash".



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