Jason Kunwar is an award winning film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and ethonomusicology scholar and a writer. He is mostly known as frontman of neo-school folk band Night. He has worked as a film music composer for over 15 (both national and international) films and more than 20 short films and documentaries. His works include "The Black Hen", for which he won the Best musical score award in 2016 at the 2nd Annual "Asian World Film festival" held in ArcLight, Culver City, California. He has performed at various international music festivals namely, WOMEX 2017, Poland, Shambala Festival 2015, 2018 UK, Sharq Taronalari, Samarkand Uzebekistan, 2015 with his band Night. In 2021, he has released a fiction novel ‘Ramite’ as a part of his multimedia project by the same name.
Gaau Khane Kathaa is a project where Jason is working with regional artists/folk artists from all around Nepal. He has composed all the materials during his field work/music research spanning 8 years. The album is slated to release in 2021.
"Ramite" which loosely translates as "The spectator" is a fiction by Jason Kunwar which is set to release in 4 sections. It is a storytelling in formats including novel, music, live performances, art and films.
The first section which will be the novel (with English translation) is coming out in 2020. Set in a fictional world, "Ramite" is the story of the civilization, societies and human instincts. The peoject involves collaboration between musicians, artists, illustrators, photographers and film makers.