Sandeep Bhagwati

Sandeep Bhagwati
Year of birth, place
1963, Mumbai, India
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM



Sandeep Bhagwati is a composer active at international level, as well as research professor for interdisciplinary and intercultural art, theater-maker and media artist. His large-scale and frequently site-specific multimedia installations and performances have taken place in many of the world’s cities since 1995. In the years between 1990 and 2003, he initiated several festivals for new music, and from 2003 he was curator of the festival “RasalÎla” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt [House of Cultures of the World], at which contemporary music by Indian composers were comprehensively performed for the first time. Since the mid-1980s, his scholarly research and artistic work has been presented at many international conferences and symposia. In Canada, he made a decisive contribution to the establishment of "Research-Creation" as scientific method. Bhagwati was guest composer at the IRCAM Paris, at the Institut für elektronische Musik Graz, at the ZKM | Karlsruhe, at the Beethovenorchester Bonn, as well as at the California Institute for the Arts. In 2013/14 he will be guest research scholar at the UdK [University of Arts] Berlin. In 2000, Bhagwati was appointed to the chair of composition and multimedia at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. In 2006, he accepted the appointment for the "Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art" at Concordia University Montréal. As head of the "matralab" – he directs a laboratory for interdisciplinary and intercultural artistic research in music and the performing arts.

Works in connection with the ZKM
»Die Gesänge der Ghat-Biwa, Teil 2: Rituale«