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"The true nature of music is bliss"

Beven Elankumaran (based between LA and Chennai), is an Australian composer, music producer, arranger, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist with a Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. He primarily works as an additional music programmer and orchestrator for many  famed composers in the Hollywood and Kollywood industry. Beven also works as a composer for many notable production and advertisement music companies  in LA, New York, London, and Melbourne. 

 

A Magna Cum Laude Graduate from the Berklee College of Music, Beven dual majored in Film Scoring and Electronic Production and Design, completing his studies in 2020. Beven has also completed his Bachelor of Commerce studies at Monash University Australia (2013-2015).  

 

Since October 2019, Beven has been working full-time in Los Angeles for David Schwartz on projects such as “The Good Place” and “Almost Family.” In addition, Beven has worked as an orchestrator, arranger, and assistant for several well-renowned composers in India such as Justin Prabhakaran, Simon K King, Nivas K Prasanna and more. 

 

Beven’s passion for Film Scoring originates from his childhood. As the son of a renowned Indian Classical dancer and being a dancer himself, he cites that his passion for writing music for anything visual was ignited watching theatrical productions and concerts staged by his mother’s “Nadanalaya Academy” dance company. During those years, his upbringing was also immersed with learning of various Indian Instruments such as Mridangam, Carnatic Violin, Konnakol and Kanjira; for all of which he has completed his Arangetram (graduation). Currently, Beven plays the role of composer and choreographer for Nadanalaya Academy and his latest production “Shiva Leelai,” was premiered in March 2019 to much critical acclaim.

 

Beven is also a classically trained pianist having completed his Grade Examinations for the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB). During his time at Berklee, he was heavily drawn towards jazz and world music styles, and continues to explore these genres through his compositions.

 

Additionally, Beven has composed, produced, and directed the dance ballet: “Thai Pongal – remembering Mother Earth,” staged at the Victorian Parliament House. His production “Kumari-Kandam – The Forgotten Land” was staged in Chicago for the World Tamil Conference which gathered over 10,000 people from all over the world. Beven has performed at many prestigious venues for the “Chennai Margazhi Music Season” in 2017. He was also one of the curators for the “Kala Pravasa” show which raised almost $20,000 in funds for the Red Dust charity supporting young people from remote indigenous communities in Australia.
 

Beven served as the ‘Music Advisor’ for the Paramount Pictures TV Series “Shantaram.” Keep an eye out for the show, as you may even catch him on screen in a scene or two…

Beven's original score for Namaste Yoga which premiered on ABC TV received much critical claim. Him and his family was also featured in ABC's Artworks program. 

He recently arranged strings and orchestrated the entire background score by himself for notable projects such as GV Prakash's Adiyae" and Fahad Faasil's "Pachuvum Atbutha Vilakkum." 

As of present, Beven is based in Chennai working as an orchestrator and programmer for many well 

 

Influences: AR Rahman, Thomas Newman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Tigran Hamasyan, Yiruma, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more

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