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
Dec 17, 2017 - Revolver Video Interview Series - Part 1
Nov. 9, 2015 - Director Taps Serj Tankian To Score 'The Last Inhabitant'
Sep. 12, 2015 - Serj Contributes Music To Ilya Naishuller's 'Hardcore' Film
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'
May 22, 2008 - Serj Tankian Scores Opening Theme For NBC Show 'Fear Itself'