Raheel Khan is an Interdisciplinary Artist working in Music and Sound, based in Manchester (UK).
His work explores the notions of heritage within the inertia of cultural progression, creeping social phenomena around belief systems + economic divisions and over-simplified narratives driven from media, popular culture and hyper-commercialisation.
Originally studying Economics, Raheel has moved towards a practice where he combines found sound/field recordings, synthetic textures and piano compositions often creating pieces with both personal memories and collective consciousness. His work dances between the private and public spheres creating an intimate archive of abstract social commentary.
Raheel is currently a creative fellow with Manchester International Festival, an artist in residence with Counterpoints Arts and an awardee of the GMAH consortium commissioning project 'Originate'. His most recent project, 'Mileage' premiered on BBC6 Music, is an audio narrative exhibiting a collage of recordings from taxi journeys to champion the voices of the often unsung heroes, blurring the already slightly uncomfortable lines between service user/giver and hospitality giver/receiver in post Brexit, and now post Covid Britain.
Previous projects have been with Tyneside Cinema, MIF, HOME and Royal Exchange Theatre as well live performances/DJ sets at Glastonbury, BBC Maida Vale, Band on the Wall and Soup Kitchen. His productions have seen releases with Leeds based record label, 'Reel Long Overdub' and Manchester based record label 'Banana Hill' as well as radio broadcasts on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Asian network.