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Niranjan Pandian is a Singaporean accomplished multi-hyphenate artist who aims to convey extraordinary narratives of various communities through his performances, collaborations, compositions and productions. Niranjan's specialisation in bamboo flutes and Indian classical music has unfolded his curiosity and inquiry for inter-cultural, intra-cultural and cross-cultural ventures. Niranjan has been performing in numerous local and international festivals, concerts and summits travelling across South East Asia, South Asia and East Asia. Besides live performances, Niranjan is also actively involved with recordings for composers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India for singles, EPs, Dance Drama productions, docu-series and background scores. As Niranjan explores the sonic possibilities of the bamboo flutes, Niranjan experiments with bamboo flutes from across the region alongside the western flute, such as the Klui and the Pi Puthai. With initial training under Dr Ghanavenothan Retnam, Niranjan currently receives mentorship from world-renowned musicians such as maestro Amit Nadig, Grammy Nominee Shashank Subramaniam and Pundit Deepak Ram with a capability development grant from the National Arts Council (Singapore). Niranjan also received the most prestigious Arts Scholarship from the National Arts Council (Singapore) for his BA (Hons) in Music by Goldsmiths, University of London, delivered by LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore).

Niranjan is also the music director of Brahmastra, an Indo-Asean contemporary ensemble, having directed the ensemble for numerous local and international concerts and media productions. Besides, Niranjan's narratives are often cast through his productions, such as "Back to Basics" for PAssion Arts Festival 2017, "7 Wonders of Punggol" for Arts In Your Neighbourhood by the National Arts Council (Singapore), "Kuralum Kuralum" for Tamil Language Festival 2019-2020, "Celebrating Bharathi" for Thinking of Bharathiyar by National Library Board (Singapore), "Aikyam - The Oneness" for Kala Utsavam by Esplanade in 2021, "Brahmastra Festival of Arts a
nd Music" as part of Realise Your Somerset Belt Season 1 by National Youth Council (NYC) and Ministry of Community, Culture and Youth (MCCY), "7 Wonders of Little India" for ArtWalk Little India as part of Singapore Art Week 2022, "Tamizhe" for Tamil Language Festival 2022, "My Identity - To Seek Within" supported by Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee and some of the upcoming productions would include "Our Conversations: Our Festive Stories." by Our Tampines Hub and "The Tunes of Somerset Belt" as part of Realise Your Somerset Belt Project Season 2 by National Youth Council (Singapore).

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