One more exhibition in NZ!!! This time in the gorgeous coastal city of Napier. Come check out my exhibition - "See Music, Hear Art” at the Boyd-Dunlop Gallery from Feb 16 - March 6. Every work of art is accompanied by a musical composition played through your smart phone using an app called ARLOOPA Come check it out - more info at https://boyddunlop.com #boyddunlopgallery #napier #artexhibit #arloopa #artoninstagram #artwork #musicalpaintings
Wow! “Spitak” film just won the top prize at “17 Moments” 3rd International Film Festival named after the famous Soviet Russian actor Vyacheslav Tikhonov; including the prize for Best Director and Best Composer. I want to thank director Alexander Kott and Telesto Film Company and their team for making this happen. #spitak #spitakfilm #спитак1988 #спитак #spitak1988 #serjtankian #alexanderkott #originalsoundtrack
Dear Friends, Check out this cool, intimate Q&A video I did talking about music, activism, and art specifically referencing paintings we’re currently showing at The Vivian in Matakana, NZ. If you’re in the area, come to the signing I’m doing tomorrow at the Vivian 2-5pm. Check out all the exhibit info and preview the artwork + special edition prints here - https://www.thevivian.co.nz/serj-tankian-teetering-on-the-edge Peace Serj #theviviangallery #serjtankian #artwork #matakana #artexhibit #auckland #artoninstagram #arloopa
Dear Friends, Late last year I started working with Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari - Lef - Hypersomniac and his band O_R_k on this incredible song “Black Blooms” for their Ramagehead album. Thank you #billlaswell for introducing us. The song is powerful, emotive, ethereal and beautiful - really proud of it. Check out the incredible video for “Black Blooms” below. #blackblooms #orkband #serjtankian #lef #kscope Kscope https://youtu.be/NEJleqOXiuw
Dear friends, I’m thrilled to announce a new art exhibition I’m doing at The Vivian in Matakana, NZ called “Teetering On the Edge.” The exhibition will be up till the 17th of March. I’ll be doing a signing event at the gallery on February 10 from 2 - 5pm. Come check out the works. If you’re not in NZ, you can still view, listen to, and purchase the prints on The Vivian’s website at this link - https://www.thevivian.co.nz/serj-tankian-teetering-on-the-edge - Thanks, Serj #theviviangallery #serjtankian #artwork #matakana #artexhibit #auckland
Dear Friends, A few years ago I had the unforgettable opportunity to score music for director Jivan Avetisyan’s film “The Last Inhabitant.” The movie was shot in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh) and has won a number of awards. I’m now happy to present you with the soundtrack for the film via the link below. Enjoy! Serj http://radi.al/LastInhabitant #serjtankian #thelastinhabitant #soundtrack #jivanavetisyan #artsakh
Dear Friends, Those of you who are concerned about the environmental devastation of mining, please join me in supporting the defenders of Amulsar. Local residents have withstood heat, snow, and intimidation in their efforts to stave off a powerful international mining collective from opening a mine in Amulsar that we all feel will be dangerous for the waters and health of the environment of Armenia. I have worked with the activists of the Armenian Environmental Front for years and can personally vouch for their dedication and accountability. All funds go to the local community activists fighting the good fight. Thank you Serj * * * #serjtankian #amulsar #activism #environmentalism #responsiblemining #gofundme https://www.gofundme.com/a9cyu-support-the-amulsar-defenders?fbclid=IwAR3VB4mM-FYOZ2NKZK93zyFAFW0QsDaUa1UipuGJsJGJT6CH8fX0h7CMo2k
Coffee + Donuts, Kavat Style. Level ———> Expert • Introducing our new Signature Kavat Coffee Logo Mugs. Ready to hold 15oz of our #SanLazzaro Roast, any style you like it. Available now at this link - https://kavatcoffee.com/collections/frontpage #kavatcoffee #organiccoffee #coffeeanddonuts #armeniancoffee #coffeecupreading #coffeemug #caffeine #dreamdonuttruck #serjtankian DREAM DONUT TRUCK
So proud that one of the most respected political magazines in the world, which I am a huge reader of, The Economist ranked Armenia as Country of the year for 2018, due to its peaceful Velvet Revolution and recent Parliamentary results. Along with some good friends, we are making a documentary film about the revolution called “I Am Not Alone,” which should be ready for the festival circuit next year. #velvetrevolution #armenia #iamnotalone #documentary #armenia2018 #nikolpashinyan
Check out this cool write up by REVOLVER Magazine about “The Rough Dog”, the track I recently collaborated on with classical violinist Ara Malikian #aramalikian #serjtankian #theroughdog https://www.revolvermag.com/music/hear-serj-tankian-team-violinist-ara-malikian-insane-new-folk-metal-song
Hope to see you this Thursday from 3pm - 5pm at the next Kavat Coffee event Groundwork Coffee Co. in Downtown LA. Here’s a fun little video from our first event a few weeks ago that was put together by Nicole Lemberg. Check out my events page or this link for more info - https://kavatcoffee.com/pages/upcoming-events #kavatcoffee #serjtankian #groundworkcoffee #armeniancoffee #espresso #organiccoffee #instore #coffeecupreadings #dtlaartsdistrict #dtla #dreamdonuttruck
What can I say ? The people of Armenia have made their voice heard loud and clear so much so that the previous ruling parties (the RPA and ARF in Armenia) couldn’t even garner the 5% threshold to enter Parliament! This will give acting PM Pashinyan the mandate to follow through with further reforms and pursue programs to create much needed economic development within the country. Entities, previously protected by the state, who have been involved in flagrant corruption and injustices enacted upon citizens of Armenia for years will be brought to justice or pay their dues. The Armenian diaspora can no longer be a distant viewer waiting to see what will happen. It happened. It’s time to participate in the enrichment of our homeland. This is truly a momentous occasion in Armenian history and a victory we should cherish.
Very proud of my brothers and sisters in Armenia who will be going to the polls to vote for a new parliament after having freed themselves of a corrosive, unjust, corrupt regime earlier this year. It annoys me to read quotes from relics like Armen Ashotyan, from the RPA, complaining about not having enough time to ready themselves for the election after plundering the country for 20 years. I’m happy to hear that former President Robert Kocharian is back in jail. The people of Armenia want and deserve justice for past injustices and should be holding all those responsible accountable. Presidents who become billionaires while in office by using their office for personal gain are not patriotic, they are corrupt. Armenia’s revolution and new path is a prime example of how a country can transition peacefully to a progressive egalitarian society. There is much work to be done, especially economically, but the important thing is that people are awake and empowered.
Last night was the first time I saw and heard the film “Spitak” in a theater. As as a composer I love hearing my scores at least once in a theater where it’s destined to be heard. Everyone I invited was quite impressed with the film, it’s scope, artistic cinematography and the strength of the story. It is only on for a week at the Laemmle Glendale so please make time to go see it ASAP. Ticket link - https://www.laemmle.com/theaters/26 #spitak #soundtrack #spitakfilm #спитак1988 #спитак #spitak1988 #serjtankian #alexanderkott #laemmleglendale
I was so overwhelmed at the response of the last Kavat Coffee in-store event at Groundwork Coffee Co. that we decided to do it again. Come join me Thursday, Dec. 13 from 3pm - 5pm at Groundwork Coffee Co. at 811 Traction Avenue in Los Angeles. This will be our last Kavat Coffee event before the end of this year and there will be new offerings available this time, including our San Lazzaro Espresso Roast (which I can’t wait to share with you) and some other new goodies we’ll announce later. See you there! No Tickets Are Needed For This Event. Check out this link for more info - https://kavatcoffee.com/pages/upcoming-events #kavatcoffee #serjtankian #groundworkcoffee #armeniancoffee #espresso #organiccoffee #instore #coffeecupreadings #dtlaartsdistrict #dtla