Helen Anahita Wilson

Key information

BA (Sussex), MMus (SOAS)
Thesis title
Indian Rhythm and Life Writing in Cross-Sensory Composition (Practice Research)
Internal Supervisors
Dr Richard Williams


Helen Anahita Wilson is a current doctoral researcher at SOAS and a critically-acclaimed pianist and composer. She is an alumna of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, University of Sussex, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and SOAS. Recent work has included collaborations with Debashish Bhattacharya, the Mysore Brothers, Shahbaz Hussain, Talvin Singh, and visual artist Lisa Creagh. She has performed at venues including London’s Southbank centre and St Paul’s Cathedral (as musician-in-residence), and has toured internationally throughout Europe and India. Wilson has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, receives regular global radio play, and has released two albums on the independent British label Golden Girl Records. Alongside performing her own works, she is a regular commissioner of new music by fellow contemporary composers.

Research interests

  • Karnatak music
  • Konnakol
  • Tantra
  • Vāstu-Śāstra
  • Life Writing
  • Autopathography
  • Graphic scores
  • Composition

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