Composing


Serj Tankian Composer

Although Serj Tankian’s professional career blossomed in the world of hard rock, the Grammy-Award winning artist best known for being the frontman of System Of A Down has ventured down many other musical paths with both critical and commercial success.

Throughout the years, Tankian's musical works have found themselves on screen for well over twenty film and TV productions. Some highlights include the Ridley Scott film Body of Lies starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Russell Crowe, William Friedkin's acclaimed film Bug starring Ashley Judd and Michael Shannon, Terry George’s film The Promise starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.

Tankian also composed the full musical score for award winning documentary I Am Not Alone directed by Garin Hovannisian and Live Nation Productions film Truth To Power, which chronicles Serj's own journey through the crossroads of music and activism. In 2017, he composed music for Emmy nominated Intent To Destroy, a gripping film directed by award winning documentarian Joe Berlinger. That same year he created an intense score for the epic Russian action film Furious - The Legend of Kolovrat, followed by his 2018 musical score for award winning film Spitak, directed by Alexander Kott. Additionally, Tankian composed the full musical score for independent films 1915 and The Last Inhabitant, an original composition for Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore Henry and video game musical scores for Midnight Star and its sequel, Renegade, which were created by one of the chief architects of the famed Halo game franchise. 

His most recent cinematic works include music for current Netflix Original series Crime Scene – The Times Square Killer created by Oscar nominated director Joe Berlinger, with multiple additional Netflix Original series projects slated for release throughout 22’ and 23’ that will be announced in the months to come.

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Composing News Archive

 May 30, 2018 - Revolver Video Interview Series - Part 3

Jan 29, 2018 - 'Furious' Score by Serj Tankian Among Best Scores of 2017, European Edition - Movie Music UK

Dec 20, 2017 - Serj Tankian Talks New Film Scores, Chris Cornell, What's Next for System of a Down

 Dec 17, 2017 - Revolver Video Interview Series - Part 1

Dec 8, 2017 - Soundtrack for 'Furious - The Legend of Kolovrat' Now Available

Nov 17, 2017 - 'Intent To Destroy' Soundtrack Available Now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music

Nov 17, 2017 - Soundtrack for 'Furious - The Legend of Kolovrat' Announced, Release Date Set For December 8

Nov 15, 2017 - 'Intent To Destroy' Soundtrack Announced, Available on iTunes

Nov 1, 2017 - 'Intent To Destroy' Premieres in LA and NY, More Cities to Follow

Oct 2, 2017 - Trailer for Joe Berlinger Film 'Intent To Destroy' Released Featuring Score by Serj Tankian

Oct 2, 2017 - 'The Last Inhabitant' Awarded "Best Feature Film" at Scandinavian Film Festival

July 21, 2017 - Trailer for Epic 'Furious' is Released - Film and Trailer Score by Serj Tankian

March 10, 2017 - Armenian Genocide Documentary 'Intent To Destroy' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Dec 6, 2016 - Serj Tankian's Musical Score For Film 'The Last Inhabitant' Being Considered by Golden Globes for "Best Original Score"

Sep 1, 2016 - Serj Tankian Finishes Song For Armenian Genocide Film 'The Promise'

May 5, 2016 - Serj Tankian on 'Personal' Film Soundtrack, State of System of a Down

 Nov. 9, 2015 - Director Taps Serj Tankian To Score 'The Last Inhabitant'

 Sep. 12, 2015 - Serj Contributes Music To Ilya Naishuller's 'Hardcore' Film

 Apr. 17, 2015 - Serj Tankian and John Psathas Debut Video For Commemorative Composition '100 Years'

 Mar. 18, 2015 - '1915' Movie Trailer Released

 Feb. 5, 2015 - Tankian Talks Scoring '1915'

 Dec. 14, 2014 - Serj Discusses Composing For 'Midnight Star'

 Nov. 18, 2014 - Serj Tankian Composes Music For Armenian Genocide Film '1915'

 Dec. 18, 2012 - Serj Composes Music For 'Midnight Star' Video Game - Trailer Released

 Sep. 7, 2011 - 'Batman: Arkham City' Soundtrack To Feature Serj Tankian, Coheed And Cambria And More

 Oct. 17, 2008 - Body Of Lies Recruits Mike Patton And Serj Tankian For Theme Song

 Jun. 4, 2008 - Tankian and Spring Awakening's Sater At Work On 'Prometheus Bound' Musical

 May 22, 2008 - Serj Tankian Scores Opening Theme For NBC Show 'Fear Itself'

 May 3, 2007 - Serj Composes Theme For The Film 'Bug' Starring Ashley Judd