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The Last Inhabitant Awarded "Best Feature Film" At Scandinavian Film Festival

Jivan Avetisyan's film The Last Inhabitant featuring a musical score by Serj Tankian was awarded as the "Best Feature Film" at the 2017 Scandinavian International Film Festival held in Helsinki.  For a full list of winners from the festival, please Click Here The film plot centers around Abgar, a lone remaining person in an Armenian village in the epicenter of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. Abgar stays behind alone in a gradually shrinking enemy ring. He is waiting for his daughter, who has become a witness to her husband’s murder by an angry mob and was hospitalized with a trauma disorder. An Azerbaijani named Ibrahim, for finding and bringing Abgar’s daughter, suggests that Abgar works on the construction of a mosque. A few...

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Trailer For Epic "Furious" Is Released - Film and Trailer Score by Serj Tankian

Here's the first trailer from the epic film Furious-The Legend of Kolovrat, slated for release on November 30 in various international countries.    "For several months I have been working on the music for an epic blockbuster movie Legend of the Kolovrat", — said Serj Tankian. "I dreamed about this project for the last few years, to join a big band, crazy rock and ethnic music, in this sense, my dream has come true. I can safely say that I am incredibly proud of the work on the music for this film". The film, produced by Central Partnership and KIT, is a Russian production directed by Dzhanik Fayziev. Fayziev has been quoted to say, "Serj Tankian's probably the only musician able to...

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See Serj Tankian Perform With 'Game of Thrones' Concert in Los Angeles

From Rolling Stone by Daniel Creps System of a Down's Serj Tankian made a surprise appearance at a recent Game of Thrones: A Live Concert Experience performance in Los Angeles to sing the series' "The Rains of Castamere." The singer lent his unique vocals to the resounding rendition of the track, which was initially performed by the National on the Game of Thrones original soundtrack. "The Rains of Castamere" serves as the theme for the Lannister family in the popular HBO series, Blabbermouth reports. The National's Matt Berninger also made an unannounced appearance with the production in Las Vegas Sunday night to perform the track, Pitchfork reports. Earlier in the week, Tankian hinted his involvement with the Game of Thrones live...

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Serj Tankian's musical score for film "The Last Inhabitant" being considered by Golden Globes for "Best Original Score" category

From: GoldenGlobes.com / Writer: Jean Paul Chaillet “As a filmmaker raised in Nagorno-Karabakh I have listened to stories of hardships endured by my family and villagers, and of their struggles into dealing with such a devastating inter-ethnic conflict.” So says Jivan Avetisyan, a prolific 35 year-old Armenian director with a solid documentary background, who was born in this mountainous landlocked separatist region in the Southwestern tip of Armenia bordering with Azerbaijan and totaling a mere 4400 square km. He even had to do his mandatory military service there, in the province’s Defense Army from 1999 to 2001. It is not surprising that he decided to make it the setting of The Last Inhabitant, his eighth feature film. An adaptation of Tsovinar...

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Serj Tankian: From System of a Down to writing symphonies

From: SPCR.org & The Frame / Writer: James Kim LISTEN HERE Most rock fans know Serj Tankian as the frontman for the politically outspoken metal band, System of a Down. The band has released five albums, won a Grammy Award, and sold tens-of-millions of records worldwide. ​The band took a break in 2006 and Tankian started a solo career. He began writing rock songs, but now he’s composing music for films and video games. In 2012, he also wrote a classical work called “Orca Symphony No. 1."  The Frame’s James Kim spoke with the L.A.-based musician about the beginnings of System of a Down, his transition into composing symphonic pieces, and what he wants to say as an artist. INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS ON...

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