Giuliano Modarelli

About me

London, United Kingdom

Originally from Italy, I am a London based guitarist, composer and producer. Having studied modern Jazz, I went on developing through the Indian classical tradition studying under the guidance of sarod maestro Buddhadev Dasgupta and Prattyush Bannerjee.
I am generally interested in improvisation and how is that explored in different cultures, and have been developing my own language and style through my ongoing research into various music traditions and collaborations.
I am the co-founder and leader of the award-winning music collective Kefaya. I also produce electronic music (with dub influences) under the name Stray Resistor, as well as arrange and compose for dance, theatre and films.
My approach to improvisation and composition has led to collaborations with artists such as Shankar Mahadevan, Bickram Ghosh, BC Manjunath, Shankar Tucker, Mysore Manjunath, Pete Lockett, Talvin Singh, Soumik Datta, Sarathy Korwar, Jyotsna Srikanth, Bill Laurence and many others.

Cultural background

  • Italy


  • Adventure
  • Beauty
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Competency
  • Contribution
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Fairness
  • Friendships
  • Growth
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Learning
  • Listening
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Meaningful work
  • Openness
  • Peace
  • Pleasure
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Risk-taking
  • Teamwork
  • Trustworthiness
  • Vision
  • Well-being
  • Wisdom
  • Activism
  • Bibliophilia
  • Communal living
  • Environmentalism
  • Musical subculture
  • Nomadic
  • Voluntary simplicity


Project Music

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 4.

I'm Next
  • Award Winner
  • Album Track

This track is a collaboration between myself and South-African mc DonBlu, (who I have met doing a show in Johannesburg) and tabla player Gurdain Rayatt. This is a track about opportunities in life, how so much it's pre determined by class, race and gender.

  • Electronic
  • Hip Hop / Rap
  • Rapping
  • Guitar
  • Tabla
  • India
  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom

This track is in dedication to those that voice is silenced, victims of institutionalised oppression and post-colonialism. The track aim to highlights how violence responses like an upraising (although not justifiable) are often caused by desperation and angers, provocations and lack of justice and it's often the last resource for the powerless.

  • African
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Singer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Drum set
  • Alto saxophone
  • Cameroon
  • Italy
  • Pakistan
  • United Kingdom
Run Away

This is an original composition about the condition that forces people to leave their homes and escape to other countries. The idea of immigration seems to be misleading as portrayed as a free choice. People most of the time are forced to leave their home and are not necessary choosing to do so even in cases not as evident like war or natural disasters. Run Away is a song about separation and longing dedicated to those that are forced to escape poverty and oppression, leaving everything behind, and that are often not welcomed wherever they go.

  • African
  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Singer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Violin
  • Drum set
  • Cameroon
  • Italy
  • Pakistan
  • United Kingdom

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.