Bernhard Schimpelsberger composes genre-defying music that features a unique palette of percussion instruments from all around the world. He grew up in Austria, deeply rooted in jazz and Western classical music, but it was his studies in India that shaped his innovative approach to rhythm and music. His original compositions have been commissioned for the Beethovenfest Bonn (2018), the opening ceremony of the Rowing World Cup Championships (2019) and Norrdans Sweden (2017) to name a few. He also regularly scores for contemporary dance and art galleries. Amongst his previous musical collaborators are Anoushka Shankar, Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney and Gwilym Simcock.