TJEKNAVORIAN LEARNS MORE ABOUT HIMSELF FROM "OCTOBER 13, 1937"
Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:27 PM
Mehr News Agency (MNA)
November 11, 2012 Sunday
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) -- Iranian musician Loris Tjeknavorian, who
has always pleased people by his good sense of humor besides his
compositions, said that he learned more about himself after he saw
"October 13, 1937", Baktash Abtin's biopic about him. The biopic was
screened at Cinema Verite, the Iranian international festival for
documentary films, on Thursday.
Tjeknavorian, Abtin and critic Ali-Asghar Keshani attended a press
conference after the screening of the documentary in Tehran.
"I am very happy being with you tonight," Tjeknavorian told the
audience and added, "I am glad that a film has been made me. I saw
myself in the film again and learned more about myself." "When we talk,
we do not hear ourselves. Such films make us to hear ourselves.
Moreover, the films force us to learn what to say and what not to say,"
He said that he receives his inspiration from people and added,
"I have always been delighted to be living with the Iranian people,
culture and traditions." By his wit and humor, Tjeknavorian has added
to the attractions of the documentary, Keshani said.
"In my views, man should always live happily. Laughing is the sun of
life. I always laugh at everything. However, this does not mean that
I do not feel pain. My pain is visible in my works, but I think we
should always laugh. A person should never take himself or herself
too seriously. If a person does so, he or she will age rapidly,"
"I am alone in most of the time. I spend my life in solitude, writing,
listening and painting. However, always I prefer to be laughing,"
Tjeknavorian was born in 1937 in Borujerd in the southwestern Iranian
province of Lorestan and was educated in Tehran.
After he studied violin and piano at the Tehran Conservatory of Music,
he studied composition at the Vienna Music Academy, where he graduated
with honors in 1961.
Tjeknavorian has performed throughout the world, having conducted
international orchestras in Austria, Britain, the United States,
Canada, Hungary, Iran, Finland, the former Soviet Union, Armenia,
Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa and Denmark.
His own compositions have been performed by major orchestras, including
the London Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra,
the American Symphony Orchestra in New York, and the Tehran Symphony
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Posted 17 August 2020 - 05:20 PM
Iranian-Armenian Composer Loris Tjeknavorian Wins Books For Peace Awards 2020.
82-year-old, Iranian-Armenian composer Loris Tjeknavorian, has won the Books for Peace Awards 2020.
He had first received the nomination in May from Iran’s Art for Peace Festival, which had nominated him for the 2019 edition of the awards.
The winners will be honored during a special ceremony on September 12 in Rome, Italy.
The Books for Peace Awards was launched in 2017 in a project by FUNVIC (Fundação Universitária Vida Cristã), UNESCO BFUCA-WFUCA Brazil club, Section Europe, and ANASPOL (Local Police) to honor works promoting peace through culture and words, not only as a concept between nations at war, but also among all individuals living in the world.
The Art for Peace Festival, which is held every year in Tehran, is concerned with world peace and environmental issues such as the water crisis in the country.
The festival showcases a variety of artworks by Iranian and international artists in the media of painting, photo, sculpture, graphic design, installation, video art, cinema and theater to promote the culture of peace and a world without violence.
Every year the organizers also honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to peace with a medal.
Tjeknavorian has created one of the most memorable pieces of his life during the home quarantine.
He said that he has worked on a special piece over the past four months for which he has not selected a name as yet.
“It is the outcome of contemplation and mediation during the home quarantine. I believe it will be one of the most memorable works of my professional life,” he had said.
“The pandemic has caused great losses for musicians, however, it has also provided great opportunities for them to create new and innovative works in their solitude during the home quarantine,” he noted.
Earlier in April Tjeknavorian released a 12-minute composition named “Corona”. The piece was composed in three movements named “Assault”, “Death” and “Life”.
“The first step to fight the coronavirus is to observe all the health tips to get rid of this new disease soon, but as long as this situation continues we should try to do our best. If we are artists or musicians we need to work harder, and if no
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