Zubin Kanga


What sparks creativity for you?


I’m inspired by the composers I work with from many diverse artistic backgrounds and interests, especially when they bring a unique vision for combining live musicians with interactive new technologies. And I’m interested in how music can act as a focal point for interdisciplinary interactions with cinema, video art, theatre, dance, internet culture, comedy, video games and VR experiences.

Short Bio

Zubin Kanga is a pianist, composer, improviser and technologist, with work focusing on new interactions between piano and film, live electronics, AI, motion sensors, video-game control, 3D animation and virtual reality.

Zubin has performed at many international festivals and international venues including the BBC Proms, London Contemporary Music Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK) Melbourne Festival (Australia), Festival Présences (France), Klang Festival (Denmark), Podium Festival (Germany), Resonator Festival (Sweden), November Music (Netherlands), CUBE, Graz (Austria), and Borealis Festival (Norway).

He has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Michael Finnissy, Nicole Lizée and George Benjamin, and premiered more than 120 new works.

His collaboration with Alexander Schubert on WIKI-PIANO.NET has been performed in 21 cities, and has been covered by international media including The Times, WDR, BBC Radio 3 and the BBC World Service.

Zubin is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Lecturer in Musical Performance and Digital Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London

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