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28.1.15 – the apple orchard in saghmosavanq by tigran

Tigran Hamasyan performs “The Apple Orchard in Saghmosavanq” of the album “Mockroot,” due February 3, 2015, on Nonesuch Records. Download the track now when you pre-order the album:

CD+MP3: http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/mockroot

Tigran Hamasyan, piano, voice, keyboards, synths, sound effects
Sam Minaie, electric bass
Arthur Hnatek, drums & live electronics

Saghmasavanq is a very famous 12th-century monastery in Armenia, close to Yerevan. It’s a magical place, right on a cliff, surrounded by the most incredible scenery, with hectares of apple orchards. The song starts off very intimate, as a piano solo in a minor key, with a voice singing the melody, but the idea was for it to develop into something quite different. By the end there is a huge wall of sound that is almost turning into white noise!