Debashis Sinha

Residence: Toronto, Canada

For many years a percussionist with a number of Canada’s premiere world music pioneers, Sinha has begun to forge a name for himself in the world of audio and new media art. His training under master drummers from various world percussion traditions inform his work and his questioning of the role of tradition as a tool for innovation. This basic premise fuels the many ongoing projects which form the basis for his creative output, including audio art, experimental video, audio installation, and performance. His solo improvisational performances (using traditional percussion instruments, electronics, laptop, or combinations of all 3) are noted for their range of aural and physical gesture, and he continues to perform as a percussionist within the world music scene with various ensembles, including Maryem Tollar, Maza Meze, and others.

Date: March 31, 2009

Source: 60x60 2008—Canada