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 compositions have found themselves on screen for over a dozen 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, and the upcoming Terry George film that stars Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.

As a composer of film and video game score, Serj has two recent significant credits, with both productions being released in 2015. Serj composed all the music for the film 1915 which stars Simon Abkarian and Angela Sarafyan. Another recent project that Serj composed all the music for is the video game Midnight Star, which was produced by the creators of the seminal Halo video game series.

Serj is currently working on the musical score for the independent film, The Last Inhabitant, which is slated for a 2016 release.

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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