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Nitin Sawhney with the LSO

PUBLISHED: 14:08 17 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:53 24 August 2010

MULTI-instrumentalist, songwriter and orchestral composer, Nitin Sawhney is the creative force behind a soundtrack project to be performed by the London Symphony Orchestra during a screening of a 1933 silent film. The acclaimed flamenco guitarist and c

MULTI-instrumentalist, songwriter and orchestral composer, Nitin Sawhney is the creative force behind a soundtrack project to be performed by the London Symphony Orchestra during a screening of a 1933 silent film.

The acclaimed flamenco guitarist and classical/jazz pianist composed a score for the feature Yogoto No Yume by esteemed Japanese director Mikio Naruse to reflect the nature of the film, with its repeated use of montage, a fractured chronology, and frequent close-ups.

Nitin said: "I am delighted to be developing my live film compositions for the LSO with a new work for Naruse's powerful 1933 melodrama, Yogoto No Yume. Naruse's stylish cinematography, centred around the tragic world of Japanese barmaid, Omitsu, expresses a hypnotically arresting contemporary social realism that is a gift to score."

Sawhney, who has been at the helm of more than forty film scores and compositions for television, was nominated for the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Film and TV Composition (2004) for his work on Channel Four's Second Generation.

Tickets for the March 1 show at the Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre in Silk Street on 0845 120 7550 or visit www.barbican.org.uk.


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