Shruti Kumar (she/her) is a composer, arranger, and conductor working in NY, LA, and London. In the film and TV sphere, she has a wide range of experience from scores to songs.
Recently, Shruti began collaborating with film composer Daniel Hart (The Green Knight, A Ghost Story) on the scores for AMC’s ‘Interview With The Vampire’ and Disney’s ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’. She scored the animated festival favorite ‘Passage’ (dir. Asavari Kumar) as well as ‘Esther In Wonderland’ (dir. Stephanie Bollag) which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. She is currently completing the score to the Alicia Keys documentary ‘Uncharted’ (dir. Beth Aala) which will premiere at Tribeca 2023.
She spent time working at Remote Control Productions for Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer, and Stephen Hilton.
In songwriting and production, she has collaborated with artists including Alicia Keys, Vampire Weekend, Garbage, Nas, No Doubt, and Fiona Apple. She prides herself on her ability to fuse genres from orchestral to experimental electronic to pop and hip-hop.
Songs she has produced or written have received several film and tv placements over the years. She has performed at venues ranging from Le Poisson Rouge (NYC) to The Walt Disney Concert Hall – where she composed, arranged, and conducted a sold out tribute to Yoko Ono with the LA Phil and Gxrlschool (featuring artists such as St. Vincent, Shirley Manson, Sudan Archives, and more)- the LA Times called this “a vision for the way forward.”
Shruti’s upcoming album, “Nodding Terms” featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra has already been featured by the BBC and NPR.
She hosts an accoladed radio show on international radio platform dublab and founded Sound Travels – a community and educational resource for musicians during COVID and beyond. She completed her undergraduate studies at both The Juilliard School and Columbia University and completed her Masters’ degree at NYU in screen scoring. She is now an adjunct faculty member at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute.