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Are You making a Documentary on Armenian Genocide--Here is the Background Music For You...

July 28 2010 at 8:29 AM
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...or when the sky rained blood [linked image] in Turkey in 1915

the photo below is that of Bosporus (Bosfor), Istanbul; where two guys are sitting on a bench
New Zealand-based composer of Greek origin, John Psathas, was learning about the tragic events of 1915 when he wrote the piece, A Cool Wind, for string quartet. Despite the distance in time and geography, he was digesting the horrors of Armenian history, having also affected his Greek ancestors in the 1920s. The piece, whose sound is influenced by the Armenian wind instrument, the duduk, grew as a journey of personal, cultural, and national grief, both mourning the past and breathing life into the present.

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