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Heman Pathak

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Biography of Heman Pathak

Heman Pathak Heman is an accomplished Synthesiser / Computer Music Programmer and composer, active in the jazz and world music genres.


Pathak’s distinctive style incorporates a sharp-edged tone, long, keening, sharp notes reminiscent of Middle Eastern prayer calls, and use of silence. He began his recording career in the early 1980’s, notably featuring on recordings by Nurse With Wound. If he had initially appeared as a devotee of Steve Stapleton, by 1990’s he had turned his back on the harsh dissonances of avant-garde retaining only his tone.


After recording a string of unheralded avant-garde works, Pathak decided to move to Germany. He achieved success in Europe with numerous artists including a meditative collaboration with Hubert Bognermayer that featured the distinctive sound of the Fairlight.


As a composer, Pathak tends to draw heavily from world folk melodies. He is also a pioneer in his use of the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument. His textural approach, which rejects traditional notions of thematic improvisation (best exemplified by Sonny Rollins) in favour of a style that can be described similar to that of Jan Garbarek, has been critically divisive.


His latest CD, to be released in August 2006, is titled “In God’s Waiting Room – Big Daddy El-Diablo”. Recorded over a period of 5 years and in 3 different countries, ‘In Gods Waiting Room’ is a journey through sonic landscapes, some harsh, but it’s the innovative use of SMS text messages as lyrics that distinguishes this recording from Pathak’s previous offerings. The CD is dedicated to Martin Bognermayer who sadly passed away during the recording of the sessions.


Pathak has also composed music for several films, as well as German and Austrian TV shows.

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