Jessica Nicholas:

Ancient observer

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Page added Mar 30, 2017 Updated Apr 3, 2017

The new solo album by Armenian pianist/composer Tigran Hamasyan is inspired by our capacity to observe - both consciously and unconsciously.

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It's called The Ancient Observer, and features Tigran Hamasyan not just on piano, but on vocals, synths and effects. The pianist is coming to Australia for this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival, as well as at the Sydney Con - and we'll hear him along with several other overseas artists heaing our way in June. We'll also hear Kamasi Washington with Throttle Elevator Music, Chicago band The Fat Babies and two tunes featuring the late Bernie McGann.

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Mar 30, 2017. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Apr 2, 2017. 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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Artist Biography


Tigran Hamasyan (Armenian: Տիգրան Համասյան; born July 17, 1987) is an Armenian jazz pianist. He plays mostly original compositions, which are strongly influenced by the Armenian folk tradition, often using its scales and modalities. In addition to Tigran's folk influence, he is much influenced by American jazz traditions and to some extent, as on his album Red Hail, by progressive...

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