18:25 15/04/2017

The musician who brought Komitas music on board of British Airline planes

Lebanese-Armenian Levon Eskenian is the founder of the Gurdjieff Ensemble. In an interview with Arevelk daily, Eskenian noted that the aim was to create ethnographically authentic arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff’s piano music and the music of Komitas Vardapet and disseminate and popularize the Armenian music, preserve its authenticity. The ensemble comprises 11 recognized musicians with their musical instruments.

The year 2015 was a turning point for the Ensemble when German “ECMrecords” initiated the record and release of the Komitas programme with rearrangements of Levon Eskenian. In 2015, the programme was included in the top ten releases of the British Song Lines Award 2015.
 
After the release the group toured throughout the world and had concerts at famous venues such as the Bozar Center For Fine Arts in Brussels; the Frari Church in Venice; the Pushkin State Museum in Moscow, the Albert hall in Canberra, Australia; the AUB in Lebanon; the Komitas hall in Yerevan and others.

Some of the songs from the Komitas album are have been played on boards of British Airline planes for a year, Eskenian has told the daily.



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