Sinha, Debashis

Debashis Sinha © Andreas Lammers

Driven by a deep commitment to the primacy of sound in creative expression, Debashis Sinha has created numerous audio-centred solo and collaborative projects across Canada and internationally. Over the past few years, he has been researching sound production using machine learning and AI with an ear to uncovering new modes and methods of story creation, releasing recordings on Berlin’s Establishment Records imprint, Gusstaff and elsewhere. His speculative mythology-driven sound practice has led to numerous audiovisual storytelling works, and live appearances at MUTEK Japan, NeurIPS, the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Banff Centre, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (as Knuckleduster with Berlin musician Robert Lippok), and other exhibitions online and in gallery spaces. Sound design and composition credits include works for contemporary dance, video, film, and award-winning stage productions with many of Canada’s premiere theatre companies, including numerous works for Peggy Baker Dance Projects, bluemouth, The Stratford Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Canadian Stage, Why Not Theatre, and many others. He is an assistant professor in The Creative School at X (Ryerson) University in Toronto, Canada.

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