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|Aryavarta Kumar, medical student, composer|
"EQUUS at the Beck is an outstanding production. Everything comes together: sight and sound, story and presentation, acting and direction fuse together into a powerful whole where gifted people produce an experience that will stay with you."|
-Marcus Bales, Cool Cleveland
|"Props by Sharon Epstein, lighting by Jeff Lockshine and sound by Richard Ingraham added greatly to the production, as did the original music composed and performed by Aryavarta Kumar." -Kelly Ferjutz, CoolCleveland|
|"Don McBride’s grim, factory-like setting includes two shredding machines that cough up gobs of paper strips with every scene change, all to the delightful sounds of Aryavarta Kumar’s original music. It’s a gas." -Fran Heller, Cleveland Jewish News|
FS: Where does your passion for music come from?
AK: That's an interesting question. It can come from inspiration that I see everyday. A beautiful scene that I see outside my car window, a unique thought, anything. Creating inspiration leads me to think in terms of musical notes, harmony, and melody.
|How many times have you heard someone say, “Let’s go see a movie?” Probably more than you can remember. But when have you ever heard someone say, “Let’s go hear a movie!” Probably never. And that’s how it should be, according to film composer Arya Kumar, whose scores can be heard in such films as “The Joker’s Card,” “Crops” and “Alone.”|
"Another stand-out feature of the film is the original score composed by Aryavarta Kumar, which melds both the playfulness of Danny Elfman from Oingo Boingo with the serious orchestral leanings of the good batman films, with a dash of 60's-style zaniness thrown in when appropriate. " - Ron Hogan, Living Corpse|