Nitin Sawhney—the first Presidential Artist in residence this year—arrived last week. He's an award-winning musician, producer, composer, conductor and DJ who has scored for and performed with Paul McCartney, Sting, The London Symphony Orchestra, and many others. He kicked off this fall with an evening of music and memories at Bing Concert Hall; the U.S. premiere of Dystopian Dream, a theatrical realization of a concept originated by Sawhney in collaboration with international hip-hop duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez at Memorial Auditorium; and a DJ set for this year’s Party on the Edge at the Cantor. Below are a few highlights.


 

Nitin's curiosity led him to SLAC, where he met with Dr. Uwe Bergmann for a tour.




While on campus Nitin also had lunch and met with ITALIC instructors and students at Burbank House / Stern Dining.
 




Nitin guest-taught a section workshop on music for narrative film (ITALIC, freshmen residential arts immersion).





Over the course of two days, more than 1,600 people attended the performances of Dystopian Dream—including 320 students!



 


 

Then after the last performance of Dystopian Dream, Nitin deejayed a set at the annual "Party on the Edge" at Cantor Arts Center.