Nush Lewis – Bridges EP Launch
Saturday, 8th of June
G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Worli
Nush Lewis is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter based in Mumbai, India. Having trained in the piano in her childhood and since then extensively in the harp, she has completed her performance course in the harp from one the finest institutes in the country, the KM Conservatory, Chennai.
Donning multiple hats, as a composer, she's collaborated with producer Ayan De in 2014 and released her debut EP "Fused", which was critically acclaimed. With moody, pensive compositions, combined with a unique production ethos, her musicality can best be described as minimal acoustic, with intricate melodic lines set upon ephemeral soundscapes. Having multiple performance modules, as a solo act, band, and as part of multiple collaborative efforts, her performances showcase these encapsulating creations. An avid advocate for music and the arts, in 2017, Nush started her own arts education company, OffSet. An independent art property, Offset was created to directly support arts education and creative development with support from their respective industries, and has been generating tremendous support since it's inception. She has also been a faculty member at Furtados School of Music and was part of the Curriculum Development and Outreach department at the True School of Music.
About the EP - Bridges
'Travel' tells a story of unachievable love, 'Lament' is a grandmother's journey through life, 'Untuned' leaping into freedom and embracing it, 'Threads' is about the lies we surround ourselves with and 'Distance' is about an alternate universe we would like to escape to. Of the five songs, two are collaborations with producers. 'Threads' is a collaboration with Italian producer, Luca Petracca. And 'Distance' is a collaboration with ambient artist, Riatsu.
Bridges is composed, arranged and produced by Nush Lewis.
About the Band
Nush Lewis decided to collaborate with the artist Vaishnavi Kumar, who also happens to be a close childhood friend. Vaishnavi Kumar is a graduate in design from Boston University and currently working in Boston. For years now she has been doing paper cut work. Her intuitive and intricate cutting found to be a great representation of what Bridges is about. Vaishnavi has created a piece for each song on the EP.
Linford Dsouza - Drums
Yohann Coutinho – Bass
Various artists all girl choir
G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, Mumbai
Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane Off Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Mumbai 400 011