AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

Eric Hachikian

Eric Hachikian

Primary Affiliation: Composer, Soundcat Productions - New York, NY / Los Angeles, CA

ERIC V. HACHIKIAN is an Armenian-American composer, whose music has been hailed by the New York Times as "lovely and original," and his compositions can be heard in a variety of major motion pictures (Fury; Get Hard; Ferrell Takes The Field, The Place Beyond The Pines; Charlie Countryman; Better Living Through Chemistry; Project X; 50/50; The Wrestler) and network television shows (Netflix's Marco Polo; ABC's Mixology & Revenge; Fox's The Mindy Project; CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; HBO's Silicon Valley, Entourage & How To Make It In America; Showtime's Homeland & The Big C; FX’s Tyrant & The Strain; The Discovery Channel's LIFE: The Series). As Creative Director and co-founder of Soundcat Productions, a boutique music company with studios in New York City and Los Angeles, Eric has written and produced music for numerous national and international ad campaigns including Apple, Google, Budweiser, BMW, Snickers, Kate Spade, Wendy's, among many others. Eric has also written for Off-Broadway productions, and his compositions have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Pops Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Boston Pops Orchestra, and in such venues as New York's Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and The Getty in Los Angeles. A classically trained composer, as well as a self-taught DJ and perpetual student of world music, Eric's musical instincts have no boundaries, and his multi-genre interests result in a unique and personal sound.

Eric studied Nadia Boulanger's methods in Paris, France, and has also studied composition and audio engineering at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals. He received his Bachelor of Music with highest honors from the University of Michigan, and his Master of Arts from New York University. Also a performer, Eric plays the piano and tuba, is a classically trained vocalist, and an accomplished conductor.

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Session List

Oct 31: W22: Composing Music for Short-Form, Interstitial, and Episodic Television (Panelist)

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