Ami Dang ’06

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

Areas of Study

Education

  • BA, Oberlin College, 2006
  • Independent sitar study with Anupam Mahajan, University of Delhi School of Music & Fine Arts

Biography

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 audiences to reframe their assumptions about the colonial history of music, the arts, technology, and performance and its place in the contemporary musical landscape.

Dang studied voice and sitar in New Delhi and Maryland from a young age, and she is a 2006 graduate of Oberlin College, where her studies focused on TIMARA.

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 the 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 earned accolades from The Guardian, The Washington Post, Spin, and Pitchfork, among others.

News

Expressing Vulnerability Through Music

March 24, 2021

A few months ago, Özüm Pamukçu ’23 explored her ability to become fully vulnerable. Her journey led to the production of two original songs and a thirst for more.