Jazz and EDM define Sandunes and Nicholson tunes
An evening of music from Mumbai-based musicians Sanaya Ardeshir (aka Sandunes) and Sohrab Nicholson, whose a�?electro organica�� outfit with a live band is known just as Nicholson, makes for a natural synergy. Thanks to their early training in jazz, and desire to push the boundaries of EDM, they recently collaborated on the title track for Sandunesa�� new album Slybounce. a�?Ia��m primarily a singer songwriter. So, even though a lot of the sound is grounded in electronic production, ita��s still constructed organically in a more composed fashion,a�? begins Nicholson, who studied jazz piano for four years at the St Francis Xavier University in Canada.
Ardeshir also cites strong jazz and blues influences and early training in piano. a�?The live-sets Ia��ve been performing over the last few months have been really deep and mellow, more with the intention of playing a�?earworma�� as opposed to assaulting the dancefloor,a�? she shares. This will be Nicholsona��s first performance in the city since his new outfit launched. a�?Therea��s some new material that wea��ll be previewing before we perform in England this summer,a�? he says, adding that theya��re working towards shows in London, Brighton and Glasgow. Speaking about her set, Ardeshir says that she has a lot of new material, after a music residency in the States. a�?Ia��m going to play a varied mix of whatever feels most fitting for the evening a�� everything from disco and old school hip hop to garage and house,a�? she signs off.
`400. Today, at 9 pm at The Humming Tree, Indiranagar.
a��Maegan Dobson Sippy