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Serj Tankian and John Psathas Debut Video For Commemorative Composition "100 Years"

Video for the composition "100 Years" co-composed by Serj Tankian and John Psathas. The video is a somber commemoration to honor the Armenian, Greek and Assyrian victims of the first genocide of the 20th century.   Please note that the video does contain some graphic and sensitive archival images. Featuring:Vardan Grigoryan - DudukSofia Labropoulou - KanunVagelis Karypis - DaouliPetros Kourtis - DaouliAndreas Pappas - DaouliSerj Tankian - VocalsJeffrey Mallow - GuitarJohn Psathas - PianoDavid Alpay - ViolinSokratis Sinopoulos - LyraKostas Theodorakos - Vibes, Tubular Bell, Finger Cymbal

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‘1915’ Movie Trailer Released

From IndieWire “2015 marks not only the hundredth anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, but also the close of an entire century of forgotten genocides,” says "1915" co-director Garin Hovannisian in a statement. “‘1915’ is about denial —how we try to escape history, how history continues to haunt us. It is also about the need to face the ghosts of our own pasts.” Perhaps with his upcoming psychoglical thriller, Hovannisian hopes to shed light on a under-discussed corner of history. Co-directed by Alec Mouhibian and starring Simon Abkarian and Angela Sarafyan, the film centers on a mysterious director who is staging a play at the Los Angeles Theatre to honor the victims of the Armenian genocide. But his work sparks protests, strange accidents begin to spread, and it...

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Tankian Talks Scoring '1915'

Excerpt from full article from Asbarez by Ara Khatchadourian ...Another project Tankian is focusing on is writing the score for the upcoming Armenian Genocide thriller “1915,” which is set for release this year. “1915” is the feature film debut of writer-directors Garin Hovannisian and Alec Mouhibian. Together with producer Terry Leonard (“Before I Disappear,” “Cold Comes the Night,” “Amira & Sam,” “Hounddog”) and an international cast including Simon Abkarian (“Casino Royale,” “The Cut,” “Gett”), Angela Sarafyan (“The Immigrant,” “Twilight”), Sam Page (“Mad Men,” “House of Cards”), Nikolai Kinski (“Aeon Flux”), and Jim Piddock (HBO’s “Family Tree,” “The Prestige”), “1915” was filmed on location in Los Angeles, with the production companies Bloodvine Media and Strongman announcing last week that the film will debut...

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Serj Tankian Composes Music For Armenian Genocide Film '1915'

From Music Of Armenia Serj Tankian is composing the music to 1915 The Movie, a new film about the Armenian Genocide. “Grammy Award winning musician Serj Tankian is composing a hauntingly beautiful original score for 1915 The Movie. Internationally celebrated as the frontman of System Of A Down, and for his symphonies Elect the Dead and Orca, Tankian will be making his feature film debut as the composer of 1915,” reads a post on the movie’s official Facebook page. “1915 is an incredible feature film full of rich trauma, profundity, suspense, and some magic all while remaining picturesque and modern — a rarity in today’s films. I am relishing in creating the musical world for it,” Serj Tankian says. A mind-bending psychological thriller set against one of the...

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