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Khyentse Norbu

Born in 1961 in Bhutan, Khyentse Norbu (a.k.a. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche) was recognised as the main incarnation of the Khyentse lineage in Tibetan Buddhism. Trained in all main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Khyentse Norbu also had his academic pursuit in U.S.A., studying politics and filmmaking. He was consultant of Bernando Bertolucci when the later was making the film "Little Buddha". In 1999, Khyentse Norbu made his directorial debut, and Bhutan's first film, The Cup.

Nitin Sawhney


Nitin Sawhney is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices around today. A recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award, he is firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer, Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man in the worlds of music, film, videogames, dance and theatre.

Sawhney's output as a musician is highly prolific. He has scored for and performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, and collaborated with and written for the likes of Paul McCartney, Nora Jones, Sting, The London Symphony Orchestra, A.R. Rahman, Brian Eno, Sinead O'Connor, Anoushka Shankar, Jeff Beck, Shakira, Will Young, Joss Stone, Taio Cruz, Ellie Goulding, Horace Andy, Cirque Du Soleil, Akram Khan, Deepa Mehta, Mira Nair, Nelson Mandela and John Hurt. Performing extensively around the world, he has achieved an international reputation across every possible creative medium.

Often appearing as Artist in Residence, Curator or Musical Director at international festivals, Sawhney works tirelessly for musical education, having acted as patron of the British Government's Access-to-music programme, the East London Film festival and, currently, Artis as well as acting as a judge for The Ivor Novello Awards, BAFTA, BIFA and the PRS foundation. He is a recipient of 6 honorary doctorates from British universities, is a fellow of LIPA and the Southbank University, an Associate of Sadler's Wells, sits on the board for british theatre company Complicite and in 2007 turned down an OBE for ethical reasons. In 2017, Sawhney received the Ivor Novello's lifetime achievement award for his eclectic and highly acclaimed body of work.


Sawhney has released 10 studio albums, each garnering critical acclaim. Indeed, Sawhney has received no less than 17 major national awards for his album work alone.

In 1999 Sawhney released his fourth breakthrough Gold selling album, Beyond Skin, on London's Outcaste Records, which took a prestigious Technics Mercury Music Prize nomination and won Sawhney the coveted South Bank Show Award. After a subsequent signing to Richard Branson's V2 Records, Sawhney released the millennial epic and Silver certified Prophesy in 2001, winning a MOBO Award as well as a BBC Radio 3 Music Award. Sawhney's seventh album, Philtre, was released in May 2005, taking yet another BBC Radio 3 Award and in 2008, his eighth album, London Undersound, released on Cooking Vinyl, featured artwork by Antony Gormley and performances from Paul McCartney, Anoushka Shankar, Imogen Heap and Natty, amongst many others.

Sawhney's 2011 studio work, Last Days of Meaning, previewed at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2011, centres on a stunning performance from legendary actor, John Hurt, and follows the epic, metaphorical, Dickensian journey of a lonely and intransigent man. His 2013 box-set release 'ONE ZERO' was recorded live-to-vinyl as a celebration of ten albums releases. Nitin's tenth studio album entitled 'Dystopian Dream' was released in November 2015, featuring Joss Stone and a host of up and coming young artists.

Sawhney produced Anoushka Shankar's Grammy nominated album 'Traces of You', featuring Norah Jones, for Deutsche Grammophon. He also produced the tenth album of internationally renowned concert pianist Helene Grimaud called 'Water', also for Deutsche Grammophon. The same label are also working with Sawhney to create a duet album called 'Memory' with Helene Grimaud for release sometime next year.

Film, TV and Video Games

To date, Sawhney has scored over fifty films as well as a plethora of international TV programmes, ads and cinema trailers. Signed to prestigious Hollywood agency, First Artist Management, he has scored everything from dark, high-tension drama to light hearted animatronics. Sawhney is currently scoring Andy Serkis' adaptation of "Jungle Book" for Warner Bros, due for release in 2018. He recently finished scoring Andy Serkis' directorial debut "Breathe", (featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy) which goes on general release in October 2017.

Sawhney scored a 5 episode series for the BBC's Natural History Department called "Wonders of the Monsoon" which had its debut airing with the BBC in 2014. With other broadcasters and with its DVD release it has been retitled "Lands of the Monsoon". The series earned Sawhney a Royal Television Society award for best composer in February 2015. He scored all 8 episodes of the BBC's landmark series, winning him a BAFTA, "The Human Planet" for the National Orchestra of Wales, which was broadcast across 44 countries internationally and received huge critical acclaim globally. In 2004, his music for Channel 4's Second Generation saw him nominated for the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Film and TV Composition and his subsequent film catalogue includes work from Mira Nair's internationally acclaimed "The Namesake" and for the London Symphony Orchestra and BFI, Hitchcock's "The Lodger". Sawhney also scored Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's book "Midnight's Children", Khyentse Norbu's "Vara: A Blessing" and "Japan in a Day" for Ridley and the late Tony Scott, "The Confession" for Rogan Productions/BBC Storyville, and "Animal Symphony" for Sky Arts.

He has scored ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Nike and Sephora and Trailer scores include Hollywood release "The Men who Stare at Goats".

Sawhney has worked extensively with Cambridge based games developers, Ninja Theory, on their international best-selling and groundbreaking titles, "Heavenly Sword", "Pigsy" and "Enslaved", with the latter receiving an Ivor Novello nomination for Nitin's orchestral score with the Prague Philharmonic. As sole composer for these games, Sawhney has evolved an entirely new range of technical skills for the cutting edge world of motion capture videogame narrative.


An acclaimed flamenco guitarist and classical/jazz pianist, Sawhney's musical ability to transcend cultural barriers has gained him much recognition from the classical and pop communities, leading to his unique claim to broadcasting and selling out as artist in his own right for both the BBC Traditional and Electric Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall and Roundhouse respectively. His band has toured the world for decades selling out venues such as Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Chicago's Stern Grove and Alhambra, Paris to name a few. Sawhney has performed and scored in recent years with international orchestras to silent films, most notably Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lodger", Franz Osten's "A Throw of Dice" and Naruse's "Yogoto No Yume", all for the London Symphony Orchestra. Nitin has conducted both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Festival Orchestra and has written choral pieces for the London Contemporary Voices Choir. Sawhney performed at London's Royal Albert Hall in September 2014 where he showcased tracks from his tenth studio album, "Dystopian Dream". Sawhney musically directed a star-studded tribute to the legendary rock musician Jack Bruce at London's Roundhouse in October 2015, and was also musical director for the show "Tony Visconti: A Life in Music" at London's Union Chapel in 2017. He also played alongside Joss Stone, again at the Roundhouse, for Barnado's children's charity. Sawhney's own show at the RAH took place in November 2016. A coproduction with RAH & Sadler's Wells featured a host of guests including the Berlin based dance duo Wang Ramirez.

Sawhney, given his classical background, is a surprisingly experienced and established DJ, spinning everything from Afro-beat and Dubstep to Asian breakbeat and drum 'n' bass. Cutting his Dj-ing teeth at London's tastemaking Fabric nightclub, Sawhney has Dj-ed at the Big Chill, Womad, Womadelaide and across the world at numerous major festivals. Clubland has seen 3 international DJ album releases by Sawhney; All Mixed Up - The definitive remix collection; Fabriclive 15 and In the Mind of... Nitin Sawhney.

Theatre and Dance

Sawhney's album "Dystopain Dream" has been made into a full stage show with Sadler's Wells, co-devised with Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez, which premiered in Luxembourg on September 29th 2017. Sawhney's substantial theatre/dance credits include the scores for Complicite's Olivier Award winning "A Disappearing Number" and Akram Khan's also Olivier Award winning "Zero Degrees", for which Nitin received a New York Performance and Dance Award for best score. After scoring Bahok for the Royal Ballet of China, Sawhney's composition for Khan's "Vertical Road" received a best new work Award in Melbourne. Sawhney worked again with Belgian Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui on a production based on the life of Manga creator, "Tezuka" and has worked with Akram Khan for "iTMOi" (in the mind of Igor) as part of the centenary Rites of Spring celebrations at Sadler's Wells. Sawhney directed and produced "Indelible" a multi-installation experience at Sadler's Wells as part of their "NoBody" programme.

Acting, writing, directing, commentating

Sawhney's acting credits include the Award winning Radio and BBC TV series, "Goodness Gracious Me", for which he received a Sony award as performer and writer, Meera Syal's Radio 4 mini-series, "Masala FM" and "Confluence" with Akram Khan. As a fledgling theatrical director, his work to date includes "Confluence" for Sadler's Wells and directing/ writing workshops at London's National Theatre for his play, "Trust". He has also written articles for UK broadsheets and appeared as a commentator on BBC's Newsnight Review, Newsnight and Hard Talk.

"Nitin Sawhney Spins the Globe" is Sawhney's BBC R2 show. It's fourth series was broadcast in March of 2015. Sawhney has appeared as an industry expert in two series of the acclaimed TV show, "Guitar Star" for Sky Arts, as well as appearing in and working as music director on the Sky Arts show "Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes", which aired in 2017.

Elizabeth Cuthrell

Elizabeth Cuthrell is co-founder of Evenstar Films, an independent film and theater production company. Most recently Cuthrell's producing credits include: The Sisterhood of Night with Kal Penn, Georgie Henley, and Kara Hayward, Kelly Reichardt's award-winning film Meek's Cutoff, starring Michelle Williams, as well as Vara a Blessing, written and directed by Khyentse Norbu (The Cup); Cuthrell also wrote and produced the acclaimed feature film Jesus' Son, starring Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Dennis Hopper Jack Black, and Holly Hunter. Theatre credits include the New York premiere of Shoppers Carried by Escalators into the Flames, starring Will Patton and Michael Shannon, Roger Rees' one-man show What You Will at ACT in San Francisco, Jonathan Cott's new play Walt and Emily: Between the Rooms at the Cherry Lane Theater, and the world premiere of Slut, by Katie Capiello and Meg McInerny. Cuthrell also wrote and produced (along with Mary-Louise Parker) a series of public service announcements called Stop the Hate for the Ad Council, which urged tolerance for Arab-Americans and people of color after the attacks of 9/11. For her work on Stop the Hate, Cuthrell was awarded the Courage Award, given by the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. As a writer, films in development include an adaptation of the novel Resuscitation of a Hanged Man, Angels, Devotion, and The Lantern Inn. Elizabeth attended the University of Hawaii and the University of Pennsylvania and received her MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Gautam Kadian

Gautam Kadian has been a film and lighting technician in the New York independent film and commercial circuit for the past six years. He started his career working with the National award winning Indian producer/director Aparna Sanyal in her start up company Oasis Television in India before moving to New York.

As a film and lighting technician, Gautam is known for his work on "She's lost Control" (2014), which was nominated for best first feature at the Film independent Spirit awards and the Berlin International Film Festival. Additionally, Gautam worked on "Hema Hema: Sing me a song while I wait" (2016), the feature film made by Khyentse Norbu, a Bhutanese lama which was shot entirely in the remote forests of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. It won the Platform prize at Toronto International Film Festival.

In the commercial realm, Gautam has also worked for Express, Puma, Vogue, Hyundai and Topshop, among many other brands and companies.

In 2016, Gautam met writer/director Delfine Paolini, and the two formed a unique creative partnership, one that would lead to the establishment of their production company, DGK, based in New York City, and the development of 3 feature films in less than a year.

Currently, Gautam and Delfine are producing their first feature film "Reds Hearten," which will see the filmmakers shooting in Paris, France, and New York City.

Alan Kozlowski

Celebrated for both his unique artistic vision and deep understanding and love of music, Alan Kozlowski is an award winning visual artist, filmmaker, Grammy-nominated music producer. Inspired by the culture of world music in 1960s San Francisco, Alan moved to Spain in 1968, to study with legendary Gypsy flamenco guitarist Diego del Gastor, and shortly thereafter began his study of photography and the visual arts. Alan's diverse interests and talents integrate extraordinary life experience and a penchant for technology, creating a rich tapestry of artistic adventure and creative expression.

Much of Alan's artistic focus centers around mentor, teacher and dear friend, Ravi Shankar. First exposed to his music at a concert in San Francisco in 1965, Alan was blessed to meet Ravi under auspicious circumstances in 1978, which began 35 years of study and collaboration. Alan went on to perform with Ravi in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and London's Royal Opera House. To commemorate Ravi's 75th birthday, Alan co-produced with George Harrison "In Celebration," a four-CD collectors edition of his works. In 1993 Alan directed "Ravi Shankar: The Concert For World Peace" at London's Royal Albert Hall, released worldwide by A&E, and in October 2011 filmed "Ravi Shankar, Tenth Decade In Concert: Live In Escondido", released on DVD. Alan actively documented many of the major milestones of Ravi's life, from 1978 until his final concert in November 2012, and managed his archives for twenty-five years.

Following Ravi's passing in December 2012, Alan mined the archives to produce "Sangeet Ratna" (Jewel Of Music), a 35-minute tribute to his life and work, presented in March 2013, at Ravi's memorial event at Nehru Park in New Delhi. Alan is currently in the process of expanding the short film into a feature length documentary.

Alan's passion for documenting music resulted in collaborations with artists such as Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Kenny Loggins, Lee Rittenour, Lionel Richie, Michael Hedges, Michael McDonald and Earth Wind and Fire. In 1994 Alan was Director of Photography, co-produced and edited an intimate portrayal of life on the road in the Disney documentary "Jackson Browne: Going Home" which won the cable ACE Award for "Best Music Special of the Year", and recently traveled with Jackson to Cuba, to film a video collaboration with musicians around the world for Playing For Change, performing "Guantanamera".

In addition to filming music, Alan also produces artists, including Indian vocalist Lakshmi Shankar's Grammy-nominated album "Dancing In The Light", and Spanish flamenco pianist, Pedro Ricardo Miño's

"Piano Flamenco".

Alan worked with Jeff Bridges and T-Bone Burnett to capture ancillary material for the Academy Award winning "Crazy Heart" and created all promotional materials and live performance videos for Jeff's 2012 Blue Note Records release, "Jeff Bridges".

As Director Of Photography, Alan showcased his talent as in the visually stunning film "For Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story" (1983 Directed by Michael Schultz, starring Howard E. Rollins Jr., Irene Cara, Laurence Fishburne, Roscoe Lee Browne) and the majestic award winning film "Travellers and Magicians" (2003 Directed by Khyentse Norbu. The latter opened at the Venice and Toronto film festivals to critical acclaim and won the Best Of Festival award at the 2004 Telluride Mountain Film Festival.

In 1984, Alan co-founded Pacific Ocean Post, a leading film and television post-production studio in Santa Monica, California, employing more than 300 special effects, animation, sound, and editorial professionals, breaking new ground in the integration of digital technology and visual expression. Under Alan's leadership, Pacific Ocean Post helped bring home the Visual Effects Oscars for Independence Day (1997), Titanic (1998) and What Dreams May Come (1999). POP was acquired by Liberty Media in 1998, facilitating Alan's return to his artistic pursuits.

Alan's focus on photography has resulted in the publishing of "On The Path-Tibet", a collection of photos from his travels through Tibet, and exhibitions in London, Santa Monica, Telluride, Malibu, Bangkok and Koh Samui.

In 2002 Alan created On The Path, a performing arts center, gallery, and multimedia production facility in Santa Monica, followed by a venture into new media. Fascinated by the intersection of art and technology, Alan co-created two iPad apps. On The Music Path offers one-on-one, immersive instruction with world-renowned musicians such as Jackson Browne, Richard Thompson and Eric Johnson. Imagine Clarity is a mindfulness meditation resource for the corporate world, for which Alan serves as creative director.

Through his continual travel, deep exploration, extensive relationships, vivid imagination and unending curiosity Alan Kozlowski remains to this day...On The Path of discovery.

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