Niranjan Pandian is a Singaporean accomplished multi-hyphenate artist with a mission of conveying 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).
With his strong affinity to sound and the stories associated with those sounds, Niranjan ventured into the composing fraternity in 2019 and has since won numerous international accolades. His critically acclaimed songs include Thadai Edhuvai, Ennai Izhandhen, Suttum Vizhi and Enadhu Tamizhe. He has worked with multiple global artists and musicians in his releases. Some of his notable accolades would include an honourable mention for Thadai Edhuvai at the Munich Music Video Awards 2021, a Finalist for Enadhu Tamizhe for New York International Film Festival 2022, an Honourable mention for Milan Gold Award 2022, official selections for Enadhu Tamizhe in Los Angeles Film Festival 2022 and Jaipur International Film Festival 2022.
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 such as Raagangal Palavitham. He was also the music consultant and music director for local media production houses. 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 and 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).