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"Who is this guy?"

“Those who do, do.
The others talk.”

– Nadia Boulanger,
as told to Vanraj Bhatia

Shwetant Kumar (born 1996) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and musicologist. He’s other things, too, but these are the ones as which he hopes to earn a living.


Shwetant’s work examines the relationships between literature, theatre, cinema, intellectual property, music technology, socioeconomics, humour, and offensiveness. He is the archivist and authorised biographer of composer Vanraj Bhatia, and has been commissioned articles by leading Indian online platforms such as Scroll and Serenade.

Shwetant earned a BM (magna cum laude) in Film Scoring and Electronic Production and Design from Berklee College of Music (2020), and a BA in English Literature from the University of Mumbai (2017). He is also a longtime student of composer Alla Elana Cohen.


Shwetant enjoys the company of his friends, and spends the little spare time he has working towards a PhD in Ethnomusicology at Yale University.

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