London based singer Ranjana Ghatak has worked nationally and internationally as both an artist and composer. She was commissioned by the Commonwealth Games to write a piece for the Big Big Sing Project, led by Stephen Deazley and Eugene Skeef in Glasgow 2014. She is in the process of writing and releasing solo material alongside Liran Donin (member of Mercury Nominated band Led Bib). She recently recorded on Gareth Malone'sChristmas album, alongside Billy Boothroyd and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Ranjana's strong passion and curiosity for her musical heritage led her to training with Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty in 2000. Since then she has continued to enjoy the depths and beauty of this form of singing whilst immersing herself in the life and sounds of contemporary Britain. She has been touring with the Odissi Ensemble, and was touring with Katie Ryan and Parbati Chaudhury in 2016, performing contemporary and traditional music for Odissi and Kathak dance.
She has previously written and performed with Human Beamings, performances include opening for Trilok Gurtu at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Jazz Cafe, Exhibition Road Festival and the London Jazz Festival. She has performed as a guest singer with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Nitin Sawhney and Akram Khan’s Svapnagata festival (Saddlers Wells), Opera Shots at the Royal Opera House (Sawhney), and has performed and presented concerts at the Barbican.
Composing projects include Yumma Yukka Boo by Vaiyu Naidu, a dance soundscape for Parvati Rajamani and a piece for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. She continues to work as both artist and educator at the Southbank and Barbican centre on a regular basis, and has also worked as both artist and educator for the City of London Festival, the British Museum, Serious International Music Producers and Dulwich Picture Gallery. For more info on previous projects and biog please go to Recent Projects.