Sanaya Ardeshir, a.k.a Sandunes, is a composer, producer and pianist from Mumbai, India. Her unique and evocative sound – rhythmic meditations on the future of pop and electronic music – has trodden an increasingly global footprint over recent years. She has opened for Bonobo at the Manchester International Festival, supported George Fitzgerald‘s album release tour at Evolutionary Arts Hackney, performed at London’s Barbican Centre under commission from Warp Records and Boiler Room, toured the US supporting Pretty Lights and released a collaborative album with celebrated UK jazz drummer Richard Spaven.
Her interests extend into pedagogy, mentorship and mindfulness, seeing her serve as guest lecturer at Ableton’s Loop Summit for Music Makers, run her own podcast on healthy creative practice, and co-founded the Indian beat-maker collective DASTA focused on DIY growth through the arts. Sanaya’s work has been recognised by international and local tastemakers across various media – including Rolling Stone, The Quietus, The Guardian, Red Bull Radio and Resident Advisor.