eric v. hachikian
ERIC V. HACHIKIAN is an Armenian-American composer, whose music has been hailed by the New York Times as "lovely and original.” His work can be heard in a variety of major motion pictures (NIGERIAN PRINCE; WHEN WE FIRST MET; THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES; THE WRESTLER) and network television shows (Netflix's MARCO POLO; NBC’s SUPERSTORE; ABC's REVENGE & MIXOLOGY; Fox/Hulu's THE MINDY PROJECT; HBO's ENTOURAGE & HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA; Showtime's HOMELAND & THE BIG C; AMC's RUBICON; FX’s TYRANT; Hasbro's HANAZUKI; 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, Facebook, 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 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.
ERIC HACHIKIAN SCORES TRIEBCA FILM FESTIVAL AT&T UNTOLD STORIES FILM
Following their successful MARCO POLO collaboration, Eric Hachikian and Peter Nashel teamed up once again to score NIGERIAN PRINCE, which was selected by the Tribeca Film Festival for it’s inaugural AT&T Untold Stories award in 2017, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018.
Combining traditional with modern, organic with electronic, and elements of Nigerian rhythms and instruments blended into a cinematic sonic palette, Eric and Peter crafted an original sonic landscape for this thriller. NIGERIAN PRINCE follows Eze, a stubborn first generation Nigerian-American teenager, and his cousin, Pius, a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer. After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America.
Check out the trailer below which features music from the score! Big shout out to Brian Deming for his sonic manipulations, Frank Cogliano for his guitars, and Mike Dobson for his percussion. In theaters October 19.
WHEN WE FIRST MET
ERIC HACHIKIAN SCORES ARI SANDEL'S LATEST FILM ON NETFLIX
Eric had so much fun scoring the Netflix original film WHEN WE FIRST MET, a hilarious romantic comedy directed by Ari Sandel. Eric enjoyed creating and recording a unique chamber ensemble to compliment the comedy and charm of the film.
WHEN WE FIRST MET is the story of Noah (Adam Devine), who thinks he has the perfect first night with Avery (Alexandra Daddario), the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong - until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and change that night - and his fate - over and over again.
Check out the trailer below, and watch the film on Netflix!
Eric Hachikian scores NETFLIX's epic series
Eric teamed up with long time collaborator Peter Nashel to craft an original score for this massive Netflix production, an epic series based on the adventures of young Marco Polo in Kublai Khan’s court. The music is a seamless blend of East and West, infusing traditional Silk Road instrumentation with a contemporary cinematic score. Check out the trailer for Season 2 below and watch both seasons (as well as the 100 Eyes special episode) on Netflix!