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A multimedia project: 10 Armenian folk songs performed by the Chilingirian Quartet

On 17, Mar 2015 | In multimedia project, News, social media campaign | By Kevin

In February I began work on a very special project combining film, songs, historic photographs and personal testimony working with the Chilingirian Quartet to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide. The project includes all artwork, film, site copy, web management, social media & email campaign. It’s struck a strong, emotional chord:

“Not only is the playing and filming really beautiful but all the history and photographs are so interesting and moving also. I only started watching today but I have caught up with all five.”Wonderful. A truly special and worthwhile initiative. Bravo “

“Thank you SO MUCH for sending these beautiful Armenian songs. I was totally transported, both by the music and the heartfelt playing. And this has made me aware of the approaching centenary of yet another terrible genocide, about which I should learn more” 

See the project at
With the 24th April marking the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we discussed creating a project to commemorate the events of 1915 with the Chilingirian Quartet. The idea found favour andwe recorded 10 short films featuring songs notated by Komitas before 1915 and arranged for string quartet by Sarkis Aslamzian. The videos of the Chilingirian Quartet performance also feature family photographs from 1911 to the years 1925, making for a beautiful and moving commemoration of the event. The videos of the performance will be released in the weeks leading up to the official commemoration on the 24th April 2015

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