Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a South Asian-American, Sikh composer, music
producer, vocalist and sitarist from Baltimore. Combining ideas from South Asian
music with synthesizers, MIDI controllers, lighting design and gestural movement,
her work invites the audience to reframe their assumptions about the colonial history
of music, the arts, technology, and performance and its place in the contemporary
Dang studied voice and sitar in New Delhi and Maryland from a young age, and she
also holds a bachelor’s degree in Technology in Music & Related Arts from Oberlin
College Conservatory of Music. She has performed throughout North America, Asia,
and Europe and has released five solo albums. She collaborates with cellist Alexa
Richardson as Raw Silk and is a member of new age/ambient group Galdre Visions.
She has received two Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council,
and she is a 2020 Baker Artist Award winner. Her work has received accolades
from The Guardian, The Washington Post, Spin, and Pitchfork, to name a few.