Sandeep Bhagwati is a multiple award-winning composer, theatre director and media artist (studies: Mozarteum Salzburg, Musikhochschule München and IRCAM Paris). His compositions and comprovisations (including 6 operas) are regularly performed worldwide. He has curated several festivals and long-term inter-traditional projects with Asian musicians. A Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Art at Concordia University since 2006, he also was Professor at Karlsruhe Music University, Composer-in-Residence/Fellow/Guest Professor at IRCAM Paris, ZKM Karlsruhe, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, IEM Graz, CalArts Los Angeles, Heidelberg University, University of Arts Berlin and Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow. At Concordia, he currently directs matralab, a research-creation center for performance arts. His current work centers on comprovisation, inter-traditional aesthetics, gestural & sonic theatre and interactive scores. From 2008 to 2011, he also was the director of HexagramConcordia.