Bishi Bhattacharya

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Alternative/Indie

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: London


Musician, Artist, Multimedia Performer and Curator, Bishi was born in London of Bengali heritage.

Bishi received musical training in both Hindustani and Western Classical styles, including the study of the sitar under Gaurav Mazumdar a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. She has recorded two albums: Albion Voice and Nights at The Circus.

Her live performances explore interactive multimedia and video projection. Bishi's collaborations & commissions for the stage have included The London Symphony Orchestra, The English National Opera, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Whitechapel Gallery and Nick Knight’s and she has performed, as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown at the Royal Festival Hall, in the world premiere of Double Fantasy Live. With her Music Multi­Media performance, ‘Albion Voice Live,’ Bishi has headlined KOKO in London, The Kitchen NYC and The Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s South Bank. ‘Albion Voice,’ featured prominently in Julien Temple’s, ‘London The Modern Babylon & was curated as a video piece at The Government Art Collection. A Wide range of Musical collaborators have included: Joanna McGregor, Nico Muhly, The Kronos Quartet, Patrick Wolf, Simon Bookish, Boy George, Anat Ben­ David, Zongamin and British Labour politician, Tony Benn, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Daphne Guinness & Tony Visconti.
For 2018 Bishi has become an Artist in Residence at National Sawdust in NYC. She has composed a 40-minute song cycle inspired by 'The Good Immigrant,' edited by Nikesh Shukla for Voice Looper, Sitar & Electronics.
Bishi is co-founder of WITCiH - The Women in Technology Creative Industries Hub, a platform dedicated to celebrating Women at the intersection of Creative Tech & STEM.