Episode 034 - Tatev Amiryan - Echoes of Armenia

Episode 34
1h 4m | May 24, 2021

Our guest today, Tatev Amiryan, was born and raised in Armenia in the Caucus Mountains. She has received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in music composition and music theory at Tchaikovsky Special Music School and in composition and musicology at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia and holds a doctorate of music arts degree in music composition from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Drama. Her music is substantially influenced by traditional Armenian folk and sacred music. She uses the musical language of her heritage to compose and perform new works. She has composed for a range of musical instrumentation including vocal, instrumental, chamber to symphonic. Her music utilizes space, stretching structural expectations and pulling from her love of improvisational performance, typical of much of the folk music she grew up with. She is currently a member of the Union of Composers of the Republic of Armenia. Today we are going to talk to her about her music, what inspires her, a few of her pieces, and how her faith influences her music.


Tatev Amiryan

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"Echoes from Childhood" by Tatev Amiryan. Performed by Hayk Melikyan. © Tatev Amiryan 2012

"Ortus for Piano" by Tatev Amiryan. Performaed by Hayk Melikyan. © Tatev Amiryan 2013


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