with Vahram Muradyan
Wednesday, February 29th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu
This month we receive a visit from Tartu-resident Vahram Muradyan. In
his own words:
Muradyan (aka vahrammuradyan) is a multi-instrumental experimental vocal
artist. He was born in 1983 in Armenia. After graduating from secondary
piano school at the Yerevan State Conservatory he started making
goa-trance music on four-track recorders. After a couple of airings on a
local radio station and in clubs he quit and continued improvising on
piano, waiting for better software to come.
In 2004-2007 Muradyan went on recording and mixing beats and acoustic
noises on a low-fi recorder, adding electronic sounds and eventually
collected them as the Heart Cocktail album to conclude that period.
Songs About The Sona San appeared shortly after in 2008.
Muradyan’s next album Cutcult (Raw Cut)(2009) reveals his old interest
in hip-hop: “collages mixed of different samples from different times
and genres exhaling crunchy rhythmic hip hop sound”, as is written on
his website. The album was released as 50 hand-made signed copies.
The newest album Lepiku Cradles Live is a collection of best tracks
played live in audio/visual performances called “Cradles”. This was a
collaboration with VJ Sveta Bogomolova.
Now he's working on a series of vocal compositions recorded in one take
using loops and various self-developed multilayer techniques. First
track of the series is called "Things Adi found in a drawer of an
abandoned hotel room" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaM8pgdSMZc )
To download music please visit : http://www.vahrammuradyan.com/music
Everything else : http://www.facebook.com/fb.vahrammuradyan
Group performance/workshop/opwork "Seven letter rich language".
TOOLS TO BRING:
3) A bottle of mineral water
helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound
in all forms. The meetings comprise presentations, concerts, workshops,
discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration
in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural
interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants
are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their
interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback. Sessions
take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti
helikoosolek:tartu is organised by MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva Muuseum.