Composer-in-Residence Mary Kouyoumdijan at Roulette on May 12

David Johnston

Our EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence at Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Mary Kouyoumdijan, presents Silent Cranes, a new multi-media work for Kronos Quartet that explores the idea of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, with projection design by Laurie Olinder and poetry by David Barsamian.

April 24, 2015 marked the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, a tragic event that led to the mass extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks and was the first genocide of the 20th century. As an American composer who values the freedom of speech and whose family fled the genocide, this topic is of great personal importance to Mary Kouyoumdjian.

This will be the U.S premiere.

Also on the program:

This Should Feel Like Home, Dzov Yerku Kooynov [Sea of Two Colors] (commissioned by the American Composers Forum/JFund) and Everlastingness, performed by Hotel Elephant.

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