TEKTONIK, led by Grammy award-winning sonic architect Dana Leong, is a collective uniting artists across multiple mediums from music to visual and culinary. After Leong’s family was affected by the 2011 natural disaster in Japan, he started the initiative using music & art as a storytelling vehicle to remediate negative impact on people and geographies affected by disaster. With a focus on the healing power of music & art, TEKTONIK music mixes new electronic beats and visuals with ancient traditional art for a one of a kind uplifting sensory experience. Their content has been seen by over 100 million viewers and featured with organizations such as Alibaba, TEDxShanghai, IPCN TV, Save the Children, United Nations, Four Seasons, UBS, The Rubin Museum in New York City, Shanghai Fashion Week & Art Festival and World Economic Forum.
The core quartet is made of Dana Leong from China and Japan – cello, composer, Neel Murgai from India – sitar, Sameer Gupta from India – tabla, and DJ Val-Inc from Haiti – turntables & electronics. Their upcoming album features appearances by artists from over 10 countries, including Grammy Nominated vocalist Keali’i Reichel from Hawaii. Their multimedia collaborations include presenting with Android Jones (Animator with George Lucas, Grateful Dead, Bassnectar), National Geographic Photographer Mattias Klum, and Glowing Bulbs Visual Arts Collective. The mission is to create global harmony and increase bandwidth for ultimate happiness.