Isha Ram Das


Education
   2020: Bachelor of Music (Honours) Interactive Composition, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne

Composition
  2021: Score to Parables (Jonathan O’Brien, audio/literary — book and album), upcoming
  2020: Score to BURN (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, single-channel video), upcoming
  2020: Score to Untitled (Death Song) (Megan Cope, sound installation/sculpture, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide)
  2020: Score to Echoes Over Oceans (Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Shivanjani Lal, two-channel video, 40 mins, Firstdraft, Sydney)
  2019: Score to The Language of Indenture (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, single-channel video, 6.19mins)
 2019: Score to Remnants of My Ancestors (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, two-channel video projection, 6.03 mins)
  2019: Score to Sugared Land/s (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, single-channel video projection, 4.00 mins)
  2019: Score to Notes to  Jala (Sapodia Lindley, single-channel video projection, 2.00 mins)
  2019: Score to Across Dark Waters (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, two-channel video, 6.54 mins)
  2018: Score to The Out There Season 2 (Hannah Lehmann, web series)
  2018: Score to Paradisiac (Meri Leeworthy, experimental theatre, Critical Mass, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Brunswick Mechanics Institute)
  2018: Score to Suburban Wildlife (Imogen McLuskey, feature film)
  2018: Score to Wallspace (Mohini Herse, short film)
  2018: Score to Amma (Mother) (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, single-channel video, 5.15 mins)
  2018: Score to In Fields of Cane (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, three-channel video projection, 6.00 mins)
  2017: Score to (DE)CONSTRUCT (Cera Maree Brown, experimental, theatre, La Mama, Melbourne)
  2016: Score to Last Act of a Dying Horse (Imogen McLuskey, short film)
  2015: Score to Anywhere Theatre Festival Launch Experience (Jonathan O’Brien & Ruby Donohue, guided audio/theatre)
  2014: Score to Mixed Girl Militia (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, HD music video, 3.24 mins)
  2013: Score to Blood-link (Sancintya Mohini Simpson, digital animation, 3.10 mins)

Performances
  2020: Vessel/Vessel (with Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  2019: Melbourne International Jazz Festival (as Kalyani & Isha), Fox & Daisy, Melbourne
  2019: sugar/cheeni/shakkar/sakarai/chakara/panjasara, MCA Art Bar curated by Radha (Shahmen Suku), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (with Sancintya Mohini Simpson)
  2019: sugar/cheeni/shakkar/sakarai/chakara/panjasara, Botanica, Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane (with Sancintya Mohini Simpson)
  2018: Cleansing Ritual, Metro Arts, Brisbane (with Sancintya Mohini Simpson)
  2018: Ritual, Blak Dot Gallery (Next Wave Festival), Melbourne (with Sancintya Mohini Simpson)
  2017: First Thursdays, Radha La Bia (The Wedding Banquet), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  2016: A Transcendental Journey (as Kalyani & Isha), Sydney Opera House, Sydney
  2015: CHICHI MA$ALA X BOY VENUS, ALONE TOGETHER, Boxcopy, Brisbane

Exhibitions
  2020: Vessels (with Sancintya Mohini Simpson), Milani Gallery., Brisbane
  2019: Anthrophony (with Edwina Green), Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Melbourne
  2015: A Library for the End of the World (Directed Sarah Winter), Metro Arts, Mt. Isa, Hughenden, Charters Towers, Townsville, Cairns (touring)
  2014: A Library for the End of the World (Directed by Sarah Winter), Anywhere Theatre Festival, Brisbane

Releases
 2018: Kalyani & Isha,  A Leaf,  a Flower, independent release

Residencies
  2020: Artist In Residence (with Sancintya Mohini Simpson), Metro Arts Norman Park Substation, Brisbane
 2018: Artist-in-Residence (with Jonathan O’Brien), Hill End AIR Program, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Barthurst

Workshops
 2019: Guided Sound and Movement Medititation (with Laura Albee Barton), Pitch Music & Arts Festival, Melbourne

Professional Activites
2020: BURN mentorship with Lawrence English (supported by Arts Queensland)
2019-2020: Musical Director for Untitled (Death Song), (Megan Cope, 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide) 

Awards
2020: Orloff Family Charitable Trust Foundation Scholarship, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne 
2019: Lionel Gell Scholarship for Composition, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne