Tigran Hamasyan – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – February 28th, 2018
Tigran Hamasyan

Tigran Hamasyan

Wed, February 28, 2018

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL

$15.00 - $20.00

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Tigran Hamasyan
Tigran Hamasyan
An Ancient Observer is a collection of new original compositions written over the course of the last three to four years—two of which are based on Armenian melodies. Some of the pieces are through-composed and completely written out while others are through-composed but with ample space for Tigran to improvise. Many include vocals layered into the mix. Like most of his recordings, the influences of the music are manifold, ranging from classical Baroque dance to J-Dilla-esque hip-hop grooves adapted to piano to a few tracks with pedals connected to a synthesizer—though the Armenian influence, which makes his music so uniquely outstanding, is prominent.

Conceptually, The Ancient Observer is a poignant album focusing on the art of observing. “It’s something that humans have been practicing for ages, sometimes even subliminally,” Tigran says. “It is especially interesting now in 2016. It’s the feeling of the ancient eternal and impermanent versus the present day eternal and the impermanent. The intertwining of this ancient with the modern world creates an existential feeling. This album is presenting the observation of the world we live in now and the weight of our history we carry on our shoulders, which is influencing us even if we don't realize it. This album is the observation of influences and experiences I had.”

"Tigran, you are my teacher now!" - Herbie Hancock

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618