Composer and musician, Mustafa Khetty, has finalised work on his first classical release, dedicated to the victims of the Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand in 2019. Scheduled for release on the anniversary of the tragic events in Christchurch on 15th March, the overarching message of the work can (sadly) be applied to not just the New Zealand atrocity but many around the world in recent years. With celebrated male and female soloists promised and elaborate orchestrations, it is just the first of many musical projects promised by Khetty, including a huge prog rock concept piece later in the year.
Mustafa Khetty is a composer and song writer with little formal musical training. Born in Sri Lanka, having lived in Ireland, UK, Middle East and Far East, with each experience contributing to a rich and diverse palette of musical influence. His journey began early exposed to Indian classical music and later on western classical, progressive rock and other genres. He started writing music at the age of 12 and scored the first sketches of a Rock/Classical fusion concerto, toccata and fugue and other pieces by 15.
By the end of 2017, it was a full circle return to his first passion after nearly 36 year as an investor and IT entrepreneur. His music style ranges across different genres and fusion of both western and eastern styles and instruments merging soundscapes forming a tapestry of moods, emotions, rhythmic patterns and harmonic layers. Often described as world music, his creative spirit is free from rules. A bohemian at heart, his music and acoustic expressions are a reflection of his travels, life experiences and observations.