Soumik Datta is a British Indian composer and virtuoso player of the sarod – a 19 stringed fretless instrument with a nomadic history spanning ancient Afghanistan, colonial India and modern day global downloads.
His hallmarks are his collaborations with eclectic artists: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Manu Delago, Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Talvin Singh, Joss Stone, Shankar Mahadevan, City of London Sinfonia, and London Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few.
Soumik lives in London and tours internationally. His touring band is a versatile quartet with a notable sonic spectrum between Indian ragas, drum-n-bass, and anthemic choruses.
He has been a visiting artist at Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House, RichMix, Horniman Museum, British Film Institute and British Museum. In April 2017 he directed his first TV series on rural musicians in India. The series titled Tuning 2 You was launched on Channel 4 and 4OD.