Croydon Composers 2017-18
Celebrating Our Differences
Croydon Composers creates cross cultural / genre collaborations between aspiring and established composers in the Croydon. Founded by Shirin Sriram of Drum The Bass, participants were musically mentored & produced by award winning composer / producer / musician Shri Sriram and mentored in music business by Michael Fuller. Participants were matched to form collaborative pairs to create one composition, to be recorded & performed live.
2017 - Drummer Dan Buskell & Katie composed 'In The Jungle'
2018 - Musician Mithun Mohan & Katie composed 'The Eye of the Storm'
“Katie Rose, a choral folk singer, hit the stage full of energy, singing a capella. Soon after she was joined by drummer Dan Buskell, with Katie on the keyboard, performing their song ‘In The Jungle.’ The performers’ excitement was infectious as Katie urged the crowd to make as many animal noises as possible. I am sure my attempt at a lion roar did not go unnoticed. ”
Road to Peace - A Film About the Dalai Lama
“Love and Compassion are the pillars of world peace. Peace starts within each of us.” - The Dalai Lama
Love and Compassion was composed to accompany the award-winning film about the Dalai Lama, Road to Peace directed by Leon Stuparich. Katie performed the song at the Film premiere at Prince Charles Cinema June 2012, the Union Chapel DVD launch in April 2013 and at the start of the Road to Peace Pilgrimage 2015. It was included on a CD to accompany the film featuring music by Grammy Nominee Nawang Khechog.