Varun Kishore is a guitar player, composer and producer from Calcutta, currently based in London, where he is completing an MMus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London.
He graduated from the London College of Music at the University of West London in 2012, with a Bachelors degree in Popular Music Performance. In the years since, his music has metamorphosed into a more inclusive, interdisciplinary form. His recent work explores the use of technology in live performance and the ever-decreasing divide between studio and stage. From 2014-2017, he ran his own studio—Seagull Sound—in Calcutta.
As a performer and producer, Varun is comfortable working in different genres of music, from pop and rock to jazz, neo-soul, electronic and film music and sound art. He performs as a solo artist and as part of experimental electro-pop trio Preying Mantis. He also creates and performs original music for spoken-word poetry, theatre and art.