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#1 nairi

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 03:12 PM

Brilliant stuff (for an internet site, that is):

http://www.komitas.am/


Armenian Diaspora published this a while back:

Virtual Museum Of Komitas Vardapet

Yerevan, Armenia, July 06, 2004 - The UNISON NGO (www.unison.am) announced today the launching of the Virtual Museum of Komitas (Armenian composer, ethnographer, folklorist and musicologist) at: http://www.komitas.am/

The project on creation of the web site was supported by the OSIAF (http://www.osi.am/) and launched prior to celebration of the 135th anniversary of the Great Armenian Composer Komitas. The team of the UNISON NGO has been working since December, 03, 2003 preparing for the launch of a tri-lingual (Armenian, English and Russian) web site devoted to Komitas Vardapet to be accessible to wide audiences interested in Armenian cultural identity and heritage.

The Virtual Museum of Komitas contains full and short versions of biography and compositions of the great Armenian musician. The Timeline covering the most important events of Komitas' life as well as the home page of the site are designed with flash application. Various sections feature information on scientific papers of Komitas and his pedagogical activity; students of Komitas as well as letters and poems by Komitas. Additional pages are devoted to the different versions of Komitas' illness. The Komitas and Genocide page is of a special interest to the visitors. Sections of Komitas' music can be heard online or downloaded at the Full List of Works: Works to Listen link.

Site visitors will also find the following links:
Komitas Researchers, Writing about Komitas,Treatments of Works, Komitas in Modern Armenia Komitas Quartet, Bibliography, and Discography.

The Gallery section of the web site contains a significant amount of images including paintings, sculptures and photos of Komitas as well as sketches made by Komitas and his manuscripts.

Contact:
Armen Alaverdyan, Nara Baghdasaryan
UNISON NGO
Tel/Fax: ( 374 1) 226470
E-mail: komitas@komitas.am
URL: www.komitas.am

http://www.armeniadi...707komitas.html

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 03:25 PM

Wow thanks...way cool - will absolutley need to check this one out - looks good.

Did I ever tell you (or folks here) that Gomidas was my Grandmothers voice teacher? Its true. She had a most wonderful singing voice and she also sang in his choir.....

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 03:28 PM

And did you see this on the site:

ATTENTION!
On 5 July 2004, one of the key participants of this project, Lusine Melkumyan, had to undergo an unexpected eye surgery due to an accident and nearly lost all her vision. This 25-year old young lady will get another chance to see only if she has the second, more complex surgery, which she cannot afford. Your urgent assistance is desperately needed. For details, please, contact us by email: komitas@komitas.am or by phone: (+374 1) 22.64.70

PC Operator: Margarita Bazukyan

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 05:16 PM

Nice site. Thanks Nairi.

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 11:13 PM

Nairi, thank you!

What a great site!

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 12:17 AM

I bow before you smile.gif You're welcome!

Here's another site with his autobiography in English:

http://www.omroep.nl...26/komitas.html

As you'll notice it's a Dutch site. Not everyone here is ignorant after all smile.gif

Edited by nairi, 10 September 2004 - 12:21 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2004 - 04:02 AM

QUOTE
Wow thanks...way cool - will absolutley need to check this one out - looks good.

Did I ever tell you (or folks here) that Gomidas was my Grandmothers voice teacher? Its true. She had a most wonderful singing voice and she also sang in his choir.....


How old are you Thoth? blink.gif I thought you were in your early twenties or something. Take that as a compliment. biggrin.gif
Did your grandmother have any mementoes from him? Just curious.

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 08:13 PM

http://komitasquarte.../eng/index.html

This was in the links of the web-site. Check out the story of Komits Quartet. Very interesting.

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (Nakharar @ Sep 10 2004, 05:02 AM)
How old are you Thoth?  blink.gif I thought you were in your early twenties or something. Take that as a compliment. biggrin.gif
Did your grandmother have any mementoes from him? Just curious.


Sorry to say, but my Grandmother died in 1984. sad.gif We were very close. I'm in my 40's BTW (but young at heart...)...our family does have some pictures of her with him and in the choir...unfourtunatly I don't have any of them...

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 10:10 PM

Few years ago I was virtually addicted to "Opus of the Lizard" performed by NOR-DAR.

http://www.libramusi.../nordar_en.html

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 05:07 AM

Guys, I need urgent help: where is/was Koutina?? Anyone have a map?

Komitas, a.k.a. Soghomon Soghomonyan, was born on September 26, 1869 in Anatolia, Turkey, in the town of Koutina (Ketaia).

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 06:30 AM

I assume it's Kütahya here (mid-west):

http://www.infopleas...try/turkey.html

Is it the same?

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 07:33 AM

QUOTE (nairi @ Oct 3 2004, 11:07 AM)
Guys, I need urgent help: where is/was Koutina?? Anyone have a map?

Komitas, a.k.a. Soghomon Soghomonyan,  was born on September 26, 1869 in Anatolia, Turkey, in the town  of Koutina (Ketaia).


Yes, Kutina is the Armenian designation of Kutahya which in turn is from the Roman Cotiaeum.
When searching use a combination of "Kutahya and Cotiaeum". Also search using keywords of "Kutahya armnian ceramics" and get a surprise of your life.
Also Kutina is supposed to be the legendary city of thr Gordian Knot of Alexander the Great.

See its location here;
http://www.adiyamanl...ey/turk_map.htm

Here are the other links;

http://www.indianale...com/kutahya.htm

You may find more;

http://armenianherit...om/etpotter.htm

Edited by Arpa, 03 October 2004 - 05:07 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:04 AM

Arpa, thanks! But what is this??

"Hititler döneminde M.Ö.1500'lerde kurulan ve antik kaynaklara göre masallar babas? Ezop'un do?um yeri olan Kütahya'n?n o ça?lardaki Kotiaeion'dur. Kütahya ad?, eskisine benzetilerek Türkler taraf?ndan verilmi?tir."

The Hittites called it Kotiaeion 1500 BC??

http://huseyinkoylu....om/kutahya.html

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:33 AM

Thank you nairi! smile.gif

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 12:49 PM

QUOTE (nairi @ Oct 4 2004, 11:04 AM)
Arpa, thanks! But what is this??

"Hititler döneminde M.Ö.1500'lerde kurulan ve antik kaynaklara göre masallar babas? Ezop'un do?um  yeri olan Kütahya'n?n o ça?lardaki Kotiaeion'dur. Kütahya ad?, eskisine benzetilerek Türkler taraf?ndan verilmi?tir."

The Hittites called it Kotiaeion 1500 BC??

http://huseyinkoylu....om/kutahya.html


Did you understand what that Turkish text is saying?
In brief. It says that Aesop the fabulist was born in Kutina, and it perhaps erroneously ascribes it to Hittite origin. What else? Don't you know that the Hittites are the predecessor of the Turks? Ergo! Aesop was a Turk??!!

First a sight for sore eyes.
This art was brought from Kutina.
I doubt if it is an original Turkish art. You be the judge.

http://armenianceramics.com/

As to Aesop's origin, the debate still goes on whether he was a Thracan or a Phrygian.

http://www.2020site....esop/aesop.html

And now this.
Aesop the African;
http://www.aaregistr...ller_of_stories

Finally the Assyrians step in and we get this.
You know there will be a follow-up to this. Guess?

Assyrian/Akhiqar;
http://www.atour.com.../20000720a.html

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 02:54 PM

Uh, no, I didn't understand that text... My Turkish isn't really up-to-date. I only made some vague guesses. Thanks for the info!!

Oh and you're welcome HOB smile.gif

Edited by nairi, 06 October 2004 - 02:55 PM.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

Komitas Museum-Institute to open in Yerevan this year

16:06 24.07.2014

Komitas

The Armenian Government has decided to establish a Komitas
Museum-Institute to create favorable conditions for collecting
information about the life and work of the great Armenian composer,
for studying, preserving and popularizing his legacy. It will also
serve to protect the traditions of the Armenian religious and folk
music, promote the development of creative abilities of young people
in the field of national, folk, classical and modern music.

Despite the invaluable role of Komitas, his legacy and personal
belongings are kept in different organizations today - the Literature
and Art Museum after Yeghishe Charents, the archives of the Art
Institute of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.

The Armenian President suggested the idea of creating Komitas
Museum-Institute at the sitting of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund on
May 30, 2013. The museum will be built in the park named after
Komitas, "Pyunik" All Armenian Relief Fund will cover the expenses
with the support of Syrian Armenian benefactor Gabriel Zemberjyan.
Construction works are expected to be completed by the end of the
current year.

The initiative is a priority this year, considering that 2014 has been
proclaimed Komitas year on the 145thbirth anniversary of the great
composer.

http://www.armradio....evan-this-year/






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