Mustafa Khetty is a composer and song writer born in Sri Lanka and having lived in Ireland, UK, Middle East and Far East, each experience contributing to a rich and diverse palette of musical influence. His journey began early, with Mustafa exposed to Indian classical music and later on western classical, progressive rock and other genres. He started writing music at age 12 and scored the first sketches of a Rock/classical fusion concerto, toccata and fugue and other pieces by 15. End of 2017, it was a full circle return to his first passion after nearly 35 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.
The new single, Requiem for New Zealand, was originally inspired by the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand on 15th March 2019, when a terrorist attack left 51 innocent people murdered and 49 injured. Requiem for New Zealand is dedicated to victims of hate crime around the world.
Often travelling abroad to get the best quality sound, Mustafa shared “We have recorded live strings and voices in Armenia for their unique emotional playing and singing style. The rich tradition in their musical culture adds the poignancy in the overall delivery and emotional engagement with the listener”. Often described as world music, his creative spirit is free from rules, boundaries and parameters. A bohemian at heart, his music is a reflection of his travels, experiences and sonic expressions
“Music is innate, it’s a language of feeling, sensory and cognitive connection. It’s a whole body experience.” – Mustafa