Ish Shehrawat is a Composer, sound artist and Producer from Delhi. He studied Classical guitar at the Delhi school of Music and then later ventured into Jazz, Latin and electronic music. The music can be described as a mixture of acoustic compositions arranged with synthetic electronic sounds that build crystalline shimmering layered music and sonic spaces. He is presently playing his Live sets under his project name edGeCut. These live sets have their share of acoustic instrumentation ranging from Guitar and vocals to flute and percussions. Ish has studied Western Classical guitar and then moved into Latin American and Jazz music. The live sets comprise of electronic music like drum and bass, breaks and other funky sounds of electronic music layered with re-interpretations of Jazz, Classical and latin music.
He has worked with Sound Art and Video installations and while at a Residency at Sarai-CSDS released an Audio compilation called [t0]. He also formed a music label called Sound reasons Records (http://soundreasons.in) to promote the new sounds of the Avant-garde and Electro-acoustic music from around the world. He has recently performed at the ‘Fete De la Musiqe’ in Geneva where he played his live electronic music set as ‘edGeCut’. To complete his tour he performed at the Art Basel and at F+F Schule fur Kunst und Medien Design in Zurich. He has worked with artists like Monoton and DJ spooky who are also part of his record Label called ‘Sound Reasons Records’. His music project edGeCut reflects his various influences ranging from Latin classical music and Blues to drum and bass, breaks and other sounds of electronic music. He is the founder of an experimental Music Label called Sound Reasons to Promote Experimental and Avant Garde Electronic music with a special mix of Acoustic sounds.
His primary field of interest is Sound Art and Installation along with electro-acoustic music and he has sound designed/ composed music for independent short films, plays, performances and Dance Recitals. Some artists he has collaborated with are Zuleikha Allana chaudhari, Raqs Media Collective, Yann Marussich and Vivan Sundaram to name a few. He is currently working on a ‘Sound Installation’ for an exhibition called Action Field Kodra in Greece and composing music for a Dance performance by Gati Dance Forum in India. He has just finished an artist residency in Zurich commissioned by Pro-Helvetia. His various Music, video and sound art projects are | edGeCut | diF.fuSeD beats/ diF | 4th world Orchestra |dbase | Khayali pulao, some of these works are in the following diF | 4th World Orchestra | Sound Art Experimetal music | (Audio) Experimental music for Contemporary Dance performance(Video) Avant Garde Music for a Theater Performace His works have been showcased and he has performed live at the ‘Fete de la Musiqe’, Geneva | Art Basel, June 2010 , Basel | 1st habitat Summit at the ‘Indian Habitat Center’ | School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) | ‘World Information City conference’, Bangalore , India | Khoj Studio’s Noise Workshop | 1st international art | tech | media congress | ‘SoundLAB – Edition V’ | Osian‘s Cinefan Asian Film Festival , 2009 Delhi | 12th and 13th Bharat Rang Mahautsav at NSD( National School of Drama), Delhi | Action Field Kodra , Greece | He has played Live sets/ guitar and Djed with ‘dbase’ at the following venues in India like Rain, Athena, Vie, Provouge in Mumbai | Olives, F bar in Delhi | 10 Downing street in Hyderabad | 9 bar, Paradiso. Lounge Fly in Goa | Goethe Institute, Max Muller Bhawan in Delhi and Banglore | British Council Library – Delhi | India Habitat Centre – Delhi
European Venues F+ F Schule fur Kunst und Mediendesign, Zurich | Art Basel, Basel | Electron at fete de la musiqe, Geneva | “His affinity to warm, richly resounding bass lines, intricate echo chamber manipulations and melancholic progressions shines through regardless of whether he’s exploring nocturnal ambient territory with the members of the 4th world orchestra („cosmiconomics“) or revelling in bittersweet songs without words under the edGeCut banner, a collaboration with Namrata Pamnani („last train to Sarai“), which also features his skills as a classically trained guitarist. More importantly, however, all acts represented here treat their sources with both playfulness and respect, manifesting their personality without loosing sight of the sampler’s overall goals.”