By Tom Vartabedian
LOS ANGELES — The man who brought the scintillating “Voyage to Amasia” to audiences as a tribute to his grandmother has taken a quantum leap forward in the musical world.
Eric Hachikian has composed the score for the Netflix series “Marco Polo” that carries a budget of $90 million.
The fact that he is Armenian draws a connection to the historic adventurer whose travels date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The television series was conceived by John Fusco who explored, followed and traveled the locations mentioned in Marco Polo’s journal with his son.
Hachikian was brought into the production to score the series with his long-time friend Peter Nashel.
“Before I was hired, in my initial meeting with John, he asked me about my Armenian background,” Hachikian explained. “Knowing that Marco had traveled the Silk Road, I wanted to include some Armenian-themed music in our audition reel.”