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Sandeep Bhagwati is a multiple award-winning composer, poet, academic researcher, theatre director and media artist [Studies: Mozarteum Salzburg (B.Schaeffer), Musikhochschule München (W.Killmayer) and IRCAM Paris]. His compositions and comprovisations (including 6 operas) are regularly performed worldwide. Some of his music can be streamed at http://matralab.hexagram.ca/music/. Some works are available commercially, especially his "Miyagi Haikus" projekt with five interpretations of his score from different traditions, and by five contemporary international poets. Many of his works, however, are evening-length multi-arts projects - in which he writes, directs, and conducts. He has founded, curated and directed new music festivals in Munich, Berlin and Karlsruhe, as well as long-term inter-traditional projects with Asian musicians and prominent European ensembles [Ensemble Modern, Nieuw Ensemble, Klangforum Wien etc.]. He is a prolific writer on music and artistic research, and a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences. A Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art at Concordia University from 2006-2016, he also was Professor at Karlsruhe Music University, Composer-in-Residence/Fellow/Guest Professor at IRCAM, ZKM, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, IEM Graz, CalArts Los Angeles, Heidelberg University, University of Arts Berlin and Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow. As a professor at Concordia, he currently directs matralab, a research/creation center for performing arts. His current work centers on comprovisation, trans-traditional aesthetics, gestural & sonic theatre, situative & non-visual scores, and on the role of music in decolonialization, anthropocene and climate change. From 2008 to 2011, he also was the director of the Hexagram Concordia Research Centre. Since 2013, he is the artistic director of Ensemble Extrakte Berlin and, in 2015, he founded the first ensemble for Indian experimental music "Sangeet Prayog" in Pune.