Documentation about the Duduk - Armenian Instrument
Jivan Gasparyan Legend .
Documentation about Armenian Instrument Duduk [Apricot Stone]
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Jivan Gasparyan Senior's Biography
Jivan Gasparyan is recognized as the most accomplished and influential musician in the history of the duduk.
But more than a musician, he is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of Armenian traditional, folk music. He has become a true cultural hero of his culture.
Jivan Gasparyan is a musician, who during his seventy years of professional career has earned global recognition for an unassuming instrument, turning the shepherd's flute into a rising star of Hollywood.
Despite his talent and commitment to world music, he has changed the parameters of the duduk placing it with new musical connections, thus sounding out all its possibilities and making it a universal instrument.
"There are two sides to Djivan Gasparyan's great achievement; he mediates the Armenian traditions with his duduk, while at the same time liberating the instrument from various ghettos, such as the exclusive reproduction of the traditional repertoire , its exclusive accompaniment by other duduks, and the cultivated prejudice of it being a low class instrument unsuitable for concerts. Djivan Gasparyan made an important contribution to the duduk becoming a concert instrument. he brought about the emancipation of the duduk, with other solo instruments, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and Russian National Symphonic orchestra. In more than a dozen concerts he played the solo part dedicated to the duduk by the composer Avet terterian in his Third Symphony. Yet perhaps the combination with string quartet is more suited to the intimacy of the instrument. he sounded out this potential with the avedis String orchestra, the Kronos Quartet. His own Duduk Quartet in turn sounds like a classical wind quartet in which an oboe holds the traditional bordum tone ( dham). Gaparyan places the duduk in ever new musical connections, thus sounding out all its possibilities and making it a universal instrument. The broad stylistic range into which he immerses himself with his duduk is particularly evident in the most extensive of all musical genres, world music. This Armenian has played in played in studio productions with the oriental multi-instrumentalist Abaji and the Pakistani Sufi-legend Nustrat- Fatih Ali Khan, the Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi and the Monghol world music performer Sainkho, the Israeli guitarist Amir Perelman, the Indian -Iranian ensemble Pangea, the flamenco guitarist Jessie Cook, the Kronos Quartet, and Queen guitarist Brian May, jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and Canadian guitarist, producer Michael Brook, Russian national Orchestra and LA Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian Symphonic Orchestra, and string quartets." / from "The Soul of Armenia" double CD Network Medien GmbH
Jivan's powerful music sounds like freedom with groove, it has the message of joy, which achieves harmony through conflicts. His music possesses tremendous emotional and intellectual depth.Its impact on the listener is so immediate and direct that no prior knowledge of the instrument is needed to appreciate its power.