RENU (Renu Hossain) is a London born, Bengali heritage, Berlin, London & Granada based interdisciplinary artist. She is a composer, Electronic producer, tabla-player, percussionist and curator. Originally a percussionist for – Grace Jones. Learning from percussion Masters in India, Brazil and Cuba, composing for choreography, theatre & film.
RENU released ‘They Dance in the Dark’ late 2017 to critical acclaim. Her album has been lionised by The Quietus, Art Forum Magazine, BBC Radio 6 & BBC 3 Late Junction.
In 2019, RENU co-curated a weekend sold-out ‘SPARK Festival’ at the prestigious Studio Я (Gorki Theatre, Berlin).
In 2020, RENU released album ‘The Happening’, in response to the uncertain time we found ourselves in.
For 20 years RENU has been studying percussion with Masters from India, Cuba, Spain & Brasil. RENU is a tabla disciple of Sri Chiranjit Mukherjee (senior disciple of Kumar Bose) following the classic way of learning – ‘Guru shisha parampara’ which translates to ‘Master student journey’.
In 2020 and 2021 consecutively, RENU was awarded German scholarships from Musikfonds eV and Berlin Music Board.
RENU is currently producing Filmy Electronica & Experimental impressions. 2022/2023 brings a plethora of new work.