Today we’d like to introduce you to Armaan Biviji.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started off as a rock guitarist from Mumbai, India. In the fall of 2015, I attended the Berklee College of Music where I expanded my interests to the fields of composing and arranging for ads and media and writing for orchestra and large jazz ensembles. Currently, I work as a freelance film music composer looking at a move to the west coast.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I spent a year in NYC trying to land various opportunities but struggled to get solid deals come my way. I realized this wasn’t merely due to the circumstance of things, but moreover consequential of the career path confusion I was going through. I flitted from self-identifying as an electronic producer to a marketing and strategic analyst rep for record labels; I tried to start a song library LLC of my own and even thought I could probably give broadway writing a shot. It was until I firmly landed on writing for film that I gained the confidence to brand myself as swiss-knifed film composer. That’s when the opportunities started coming through at a more consistent and validating rate.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
A multi-instrumentalist writer and arranger, having graduated from Berklee College of Music, I currently work as a film music composer. I do cinematic and lush, dreamy epic; rivetingly action-packed; enigmatic and stunted; modern and electronic; and various other styles. What in my opinion that sets me apart is the breadth of the various styles of writing I have to offer for each project.
What were you like growing up?
I always enjoyed watching films. Going to the movies was a weekly family endeavor, and a movie would play in the house almost every other night after dinner. Besides that, I was quite a rebellious kid. Had a fun set of teen years playing guitar all night, trying not to wake up the neighbors.
- Website: www.armaanbiviji.com
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- Instagram: @armaan_biviji