Harshitha Krishnan

About me

Somerville, United States

As an Indian raised in Lagos, Nigeria with a background in western classical music, soul, R&B, alternative, jazz, Indian folk and other world music styles, Harshitha creates her own distinctive and eclectic sound: a fusion of Indian and contemporary western elements. Performing her original music and arrangements, she creates a singular musical experience that takes listeners on a journey of unfiltered emotions, exploring sounds and textures from around the world.
A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Harshitha has already worked with an impressive roster of renowned musicians including A.R.Rahman, Ilayaraaja, Gary Burton, Vijay Prakash, Michael McDonald, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, Pablo Ziegler, Bill Whelan, Alejandro Sanz, Clinton Cerejo, Javed Ali, Sivamani, and Javier Limone to name a few, on various film, studio and live projects.
Harshitha is an artist with a vision to affect positive change in attitudes towards women, mental health, LGBTQIA+ and race.

Cultural background

  • India
  • Nigeria

Values

  • Authenticity
  • Balance
  • Challenge
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Friendships
  • Growth
  • Happiness
  • Honesty
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Making a difference
  • Meaningful work
  • Openness
  • Peace
  • Personal fulfilment
  • Activism
  • Environmentalism
  • Family life
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Simple living
  • Spiritually-driven

Band/Ensemble

Project Music

The Sight of Mud & Concrete

When I saw the current beyond theme I immediately had this piece in mind as It is full of conflict. It starts with a conflict of chords that feel like they have the same charge and can't be together like magnets with the same charge. Then there is the conflict in the rest of the piece between rhythms of 3 and 2. In the final section, the 2/3 conflict reaches a climax and with the initial theme of the 2 conflicting chords. Each member of the band contributed a lot to the piece and the piece was inspired by them and with their sound in mind.

  • African
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Contralto / Alto
  • Piano
  • Double bass
  • Cymbals
  • Djembe
  • Frame drum
  • Percussion
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Korea (Republic of)
  • Nigeria

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.