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Hi, I'm Hém-Ish : an experimental composer and sound poet based in Paris where I sleep, dream, laugh, taste, breathe and hear alterity.

Born in Calcutta, I was brought up in a cross-cultural environment. My family extended from Indo-Persians and Jew-Baghdadis from the eighteenth century immigrations, to Kashmiris and Sikh-Punjabis both from pre-partition India and Pakistan. I went to an Anglo-Indian school where I enjoyed the silence and reverberation of the church building and dreamt that fine voices would someday fill its space. After a few years as a composer, pianist and music teacher in Calcutta where I much cherished bengali culture and friends, I moved to France in 2010.


In France I developed my ear through my studies in musique concrète and other sound arts. More recently I have turned my interest towards experimental and tribal vocal practices and sound poetry, conceptual sound art and happenings. This affinity with the voice can be traced to my childhood in Calcutta, a city full of artisans, vendors, street quarrels and random speakers that excites me yet today.

My contributions (sound poetry, acousmatic cinema, audio art, sonic journalism, performance art…) aim to incite ecstasy through the intellect and / or hearing.

In a perpetual voyage initiatique — I live with a spirit for relentless renewal.





AFFINITIES & INFLUENCES: 
Frédéric Acquaviva, Clarence Barlow, 
Luciano Berio, John Cage, Peter Cusack, Raymond Devos, Denis Dufour, Fluxus, Brion Gysin, Yannis Kyriakides, Yoko Ono, Jacques Rebotier, Pierre Schaeffer, Simon Steen-Andersen, Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, Vadakkanchery Veeraraghava Subrahmanyam, John Tavener, Gil Joseph Wolman, Iannis Xenakis

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Hi, je m'appelle Hém-Ish, un compositeur expérimental basé sur Paris, où je dors, rêve, ris, déguste, respire et entends l'altérité.

Mes apports 
(cinéma acousmatique, art audio, phonographie, journalisme sonique, la performance…) voudront inciter l'extase intellectuelle et/ou auditive.

Engagé dans la course d’un perpétuel voyage initiatique – je saisie la sur-vie avec une exigence de renouvellement continu.




AFFINITÉS & INFLUENCES : 
Frédéric Acquaviva, Clarence Barlow, Luciano Berio, John Cage, Peter Cusack, Raymond Devos, Denis Dufour, Fluxus, Brion Gysin, Yannis Kyriakides, Yoko Ono, Jacques Rebotier, Pierre Schaeffer, Simon Steen-Andersen, Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi, Vadakkanchery Veeraraghava Subrahmanyam, John Tavener, Gil Joseph Wolman, Iannis Xenakis