"Music is emotion. Even one note, the right note, can create an overwhelming emotional impact in a listener."

Aks (Ashwin Subramanian) is a composer, producer and vocalist best known for creating multi-layered electronic orchestrations and lyrical melodies. Trained by Oscar winner AR Rahman, Aks’ versatility showcases in his compositional work across albums, film & TV, stage and interactive media. His forte in programming and training in classical music come to life in his innovative use of new music technology and sound design.

Aks has his musical roots in India growing up in a family of professional classical Indian artists in Maryland. Studying vocal music for over 15 years, as well as violin and mridangam, his Indian classical background began informing his contemporary approach. This led to an opportunity for Aks to study with AR Rahman at the KM Music Conservatory in Chennai. After placing first in the class, Aks was invited to work in the studio alongside Rahman on the Bollywood films Raavan, Adaa, and Delhi 6. He also toured as a musician and vocalist across India on Rahman’s live shows.

Aks later diversified into composing for his own media projects. In 2012, he formed his music and media company Eclipse Nirvana. With his wife and musical partner Lakshmi, Aks began producing albums and live shows of Electronic Bhakti Music. With 8 studio albums till date including The Bhakti Movement with Sony Music, Aks & Lakshmi perform shows featuring medieval Indian poetry across the US and abroad.

Aks has composed music for over 100 original songs. In 2016, Aks scored the feature film Cold Pressed, a thriller about fake olive oil distribution by the mafia directed by Viknes Silvalingam. In 2017, he completed composition work on The Princess and the Pauper, a children’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic novel by Anu Yadav and Imagination Stage.

SCORING CREDITS

2018         THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER

STAGE PLAY

2017          COLD PRESSED

FEATURE FILM

2016          SIVA YATRA

VIDEO GAME

2014          IDI MODALU

FEATURE FILM

2012          GROVO

AD JINGLE

2011          LIVING LEGENDS

CARTOON SERIES

2010         ART OF POWER

FEATURE FILM

2009         NALANDAA WAY

AD JINGLE

2009         HOW BUDDHA SMILED

DOCUMENTARY

ALBUM DISCOGRAPHY

2017         DEVI: THE DIVINE FEMININE

ECLIPSE NIRVANA

2017          MUSIC FOR WORLD PEACE

ECLIPSE NIRVANA

2016          SHAKUNTALA

SOUNDTRACK FOR THEATER

2016          DECEMBER SEASON

ECLIPSE NIRVANA

2015          THE SUFI EP

ECLIPSE NIRVANA

2014          KAHAT KABIRA

ECLIPSE NIRVANA

2014         THE BHAKTI MOVEMENT

SONY MUSIC

2013         ECHOES OF KAILASH

ECLIPSE NIRVANA

2013         VIRYA

ECLIPSE NIRVANA

2012         YUVA RHYTHMS

CHINMAYA PUBLICATIONS

2010         MARKETPLACE DREAMS

NEEMTREE RECORDS

2010         ARGHYA

NEEMTREE RECORDS

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