‘Thriving As An Indie Artist’ Masterclass


Who is Bishi?

Bishi is a singer, electronic rock-sitarist, composer, producer, and performer born in London of Bengali heritage.
She’s trained in both Hindustani and Western classical styles, while her live performances make heavy use of new technologies, including interactive bodysuits and live-coded audiovisual environments.
In 2016, BISHI founded WITCiH, the Women In Technology Creative Industries Hub, a platform to elevate the voices of women and non-binary practitioners in tech. In 2020 she launched the podcast Creative Women in Tech.
A passionate advocate for equality and inclusion, BISHI is an ambassador for The Featured Artists Coalition, Imogen Heap’s Creative Passport, and sits on the board of the F-List

About the masterclass

Bishi’s masterclass will take you on a journey, through her life, journeys through subcultures, unique, interdisciplinary approach to music, and how to thrive as an indie artist. Bishi has been releasing her own music independently for 14 years and will explain the triumphs and challenges encountered.
She will reveal how she creates her music and technological language through her diverse cultural experience.
This masterclass  includes a full demonstration of her electric sitar and live looping of her voice.
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This is a Pay What You Decide Masterclass

You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a donation to your cart here, or you can pay after you have attended the masterclass (at Barbican Theatre via cash or card)
Looking around at other workshops and masterclasses going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £15.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay £0 for your ticket.

Who is this masterclass for? 

This masterclass is ideal for anyone interested learning more from this amazing indie artist. It's great for those with no experience, beginners,  emerging or established musicians and artists. It'd also ideal for those who want to release their own music, fuse styles, and integrate technology in to their performance.


Listen to Bishi's new album 'Let My Country Awake'

Covid 19 Safety
Audiences are advised to wear face masks from when they enter the Barbican Theatre building. Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available as you enter the theatre space.
All Barbican Theatre team staff will follow strict hand washing routines, wear face masks and carry out regular lateral flow testing.
Contact us
We don't currently have a box office phone line in operation. If you'd like to contact us please email and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as they can.

"I choose to be prolific. I always make magic out of the chaos and I remain very positive about the future. There are so many great things out there, doors to be opened, people to meet & territories to explore. Representation matters" Bishi

Pay What You Decide

Tickets are currently only available for collection from 1 hour before performances begin. They are not currently available for collection from the Box Office at any other times and postage is no longer available. Barbican Theatre recommends e-tickets which can be presented at the theatre on the date of your performance using a smart mobile device (or if you prefer can be printed out) E-tickets are more covid safe and are also much greener due to not being needed to be printed or posted.

Thursday 9th Dec 2021