Nitin Sawhney: Beyond Skin Revisited
Multi-award-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney comes to HOTA to mark 20 years since his seminal album, Beyond Skin.
Sawhney has had a rich and varied career since the album’s 1999 release, working across music, film, television, theatre and dance as a producer and composer, and was the recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.
This is a unique chance to see one of the most important musicians of his generation recreating this culturally iconic work, live and in full along with other tracks from his back catalogue. Nitin will be joined by Aref Durvesh on tabla, Anna Phoebe McElligott on violin along with Nicki Wells and Eva Stone on vocals.
As a composer, producer and musician, Nitin is recipient of over twenty international awards including a CBE, 6 independent honorary doctorates and has scored approximately 60 films (including Warner bros’ Mowgli for Netflix), numerous tv series, including BBC’s epic Human Planet series, made over 20 studio albums, 11 under his own name, and has also scored extensively for theatre, dance and video games.
Nitin’s intimate performance at HOTA will his only Queensland performance.
“In this year where Brexit negotiations, political turmoil and chaos have brought issues of identity, nationality, race and religion into focus once more, the themes of Beyond Skin are more relevant than ever. Featuring a host of talented musicians and guests, the show will seek to not only recreate and reflect upon the journey of the album, but also forge an unforgettable event that marks Britain’s most culturally challenging year for decades.” Nitin Sawhney