Ketan Bhatti is drummer, composer and producer. His artistic work explores the boundaries between music genres and cultural spheres and range from contemporary chamber music to experimental music and dance theatre, stage and film music, as well as electronic, hip-hop-based productions.
Ketan Bhatti’s numerous releases and appearances in international concerts, his stipends and awards are multifaceted and internationally renowned. He received awards from the German Music Council, the Berlin Senate, and the Goethe Institute. A work for jazz and New Electronic Music, performed with Simon Stockhausen, was awarded the Karl-Hofer-Preis 2008. The dance-project "Red Bull Flying Bach", to which Ketan contributed the music together with his brother Vivan Bhatti, was rewarded with the Echo Klassik Special Award. Ketan Bhatti was a fellow at Tarabya Cultural Academy, Istanbul in 2017; between 2010 and 2012, he was a fellow at the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences of the University of Arts, Berlin.
- 150 years of Pictures at an Exhibition in 2024 - Orchestral version by Ketan and Vivan Bhatti
- 2024 marks 150 years since the premiere of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. Since then, the piece has been arranged and orchestrated many times, the most known adaption is the orchestral version by Maurice Ravel, that made this piece world-famous. The composer duo Vivan and Ketan Bhatti took Mussorgsky's version as a starting point for the composition and contemporary interpretation of their piece Flying Pictures at an Exhibition.