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#1 MosJan

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Posted 06 July 2021 - 10:40 AM

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Legendary Armenian duduk master Djivan Gasparyan dies aged 92
July 6, 2021 - 13:30 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian musician and composer, duduk master player Djivan Gasparyan has died at the age of 92, his grandson Djivan Gasparyan Jr said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, July 6.

Known as the "Master of the duduk", Gasparyan was nominated for Grammy awards for the Best Traditional World Music Album in 2006.

He collaborated with many artists, such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Hossein Alizadeh, Erkan Ogur, Michael Brook, Brian May, Lionel Richie, Derek Sherinian, Ludovico Einaudi, Luigi Cinque, Boris Grebenshchikov, Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Hans Zimmer and Andreas Vollenweider.

Gasparyan also recorded with the Kronos Quartet and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Credits for film soundtrack contributions include "The Crow" (1994), "The Siege" (1998), "Ronin" (1998), "Gladiator" (2000), "Syriana" (2005), "Blood Diamond" (2006), "Samsara" (2011).



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Posted 07 July 2021 - 07:22 AM

Rest in peace Master! One of the leaders who put the Armenian duduk on the world map, thank you.


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Posted 07 July 2021 - 07:26 AM

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“Master of Duduk” — Legendary Armenian musician Jivan Gasparyan has died aged 92 Jivan-Gasparyan-8.png
 
 
 

Jivan Gasparyan, one of Armenia’s most celebrated musicians and composers, has passed away at the age of 92.

Eurovision fans will recognise him from the country’s Eurovision 2010 performance, where he accompanied Eva Riva on “Apricot Stone”. Jivan delivered the very first notes of the song all on his own, setting the scene beautifully with his control and command of the duduk — an ancient double-reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood.

At age 82, he was the oldest-ever person to feature in a performance at the Eurovision Song Contest at the time.

 

Writing on social media, his grandson said: “The world suffered an unimaginable loss this night. It is with deep sorrow I inform you about this huge loss. Rest in peace and may the Lord keep your soul in lights.”

 

Jivan Gasparyan was born in Solak, Armenia and started to play the duduk when he was six years old.

In 1948, he became a soloist in the Armenian Song and Dance Popular Ensemble and the Yerevan Philharmonic Orchestra. He toured the world several times with a small ensemble playing Armenian folk music — helping members of the Armenian diaspora connect with their motherland, while also introducing foreigners to Armenia’s rich sounds.

He won four medals in UNESCO worldwide competitions. In 1973, he was awarded the honorary title People’s Artist of Armenia. In 2002, he received the WOMEX (World Music Expo) Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

Many people have encountered his music without knowing it, as he composed for several Hollywood soundtracks — including those for The Siege and Gladiator. In 2006, he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album.

He was in-demand. Throughout his career, he collaborated with big-time artists, including Sting, Peter Gabriel, Michael Brook, Brian May, and Lionel Richie.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.

 

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 07:33 AM

Public Radio of Armenia
July 6 2021
 
 
 
A pillar of contemporary Armenian art: President, acting PM offer condolences over the passing of Jivan Gasparyan 
 
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Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and President Armen Sarkissian have offered condolences over the passing of world famous duduk player Jivan Gasparyan.

“I was deeply grieved to learn about the demise of world famous duduk player Jivan Gasparyan. Throughout his career, the renowned Master spread the glory of the Armenian duduk across the globe, performing on many reputable stages, presenting the sounds of Armenian music in films, cooperating with popular composers and internationally acclaimed musicians,” Nikol Pashinyan said in a message.

“Our nation and the world music community considered Jivan Gasparyan an exceptional Armenian intellectual and ranked him among the Greats of the world art; we were proud and inspired by him,” Pashinyan added.

“On listening to Jivan Gasparyan’s music, William Saroyan said: “Dear Jivan, this is not music, but a prayer.” The prayers created by the Master will forever remain in the hearts and memories of not only Armenians, but also art connoisseurs all over the world,” the acting PM added.

“His art, the emotional melodies that flow from the depths of the soul, have long since crossed all the boundaries of reality and crossed the line of eternity,” President Armen Sarkissian said of Jivan Gasparyan.

“With his unique mastery of the magic flute, Jivan Gasparyan took our folk music to the international stage, world stages, world cinema, making our national culture accessible and understandable to foreign audiences,” the President added.

“The great duduk master was one of the pillars of our modern culture, whose name is associated with the creative work of musicians, especially a whole generation of duduk players,” President Sarkissian added.

 

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Posted 08 July 2021 - 05:25 AM

Public Radio of Armenia
July 7 2021
 
 
He cast a spell over all who listened: Peter Gabriel shares tribute to Armenian duduk virtuoso Jivan Gasparyan 
 
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When he lifted his duduk to his lips he cast a spell over all who listened, English musician, singer, songwriter Peter Gabriel said in a tribute to Armenian duduk virtuoso Jivan Gasparayn, who passed away on Tuesday aged 92

“I fell in love with the music of the duduk when I was introduced to it during the research for the film score of Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ. In Armenia they say that when the duduk is played well, everyone cries. The great master of the instrument was Jivan Gasparyan,” Gabriel said.

“He was a delightful companion, with a great sense of mischief and I loved the soulfulness that poured out of him when we were lucky enough to see him or to play with him,” he added.

“One evening at Real World Studios he stood up in the dining room in the middle of the meal and said, “I am playing this for my mother.” Not a dry eye in the room. When he lifted his duduk to his lips he cast a spell over all who listened. Thank you, Jivan,” Peter Gabriel said.

 

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 07:59 AM

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Memory of legendary Armenian duduk player Jivan Gasparyan honored in Turkish Parliament

 
 
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YEREVAN, JULY 8, ARMENPRESS. The Parliament of Turkey has honored the memory of legendary Armenian duduk player Jivan Gasparyan.

Member of Parliament, Vice-Chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Meral Danis Bestas said during one of the sessions that the famous Armenian duduk player has passed away at the age of 93.

 
 

“Gasparyan, whose life was full of pain and longing, merged his grief with the sound of duduk and told us about life. We remember him with respect and gratitude”, the lawmaker said.

The Turkish media have also reacted to the news about the death of Jivan Gasparyan.

 

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan

 

 

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Posted 11 July 2021 - 08:36 AM

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UNESCO remembers Djivan Gasparyan, Armenian musician
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UNESCO expresses its regret at the recent passing of Djivan Gasparyan, a renown Armenian musician and composer who was the master of the duduk, a double-reed woodwind instrument

Djivan Gasparyan made an outstanding contribution to the field of music and brought the unique sound of the duduk to the world through international performances, albums and the soundtracks he made for international films in which his music was featured. He also won numerous international awards. As a professor at the Yerevan State Musical Conservatory he shared his knowledge, talent and love of music with the next generation of musicians.

His promotion of this traditional instrument and music helped bring about the inscription in 2008 of Armenia’s Duduk and its music on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Ernesto Ottone R., UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, expressed his condolences, noting that “Djivan Gasparyan was a cultural and musical powerhouse who brought the beauty of his unique music to the world. His artistry will be greatly missed.”

 
 

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