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Djivan Gasparyan


The acknowledged master from the Armenian reed instrument referred to as the duduk, Djivan Gasparayan was created just beyond the country’s capital city of Yerevan, first picking right up the instrument at age six. After signing up for the Tatool Altounian Country wide Tune and Dance Outfit in 1948, his initial professional engagement was being a soloist using the Yerevan Philharmonic Orchestra; Gasparayan afterwards continued tour thoroughly throughout European countries, Asia, the center East, and america, and in 1973 was the initial musician provided the honorary name of People’s Musician of Armenia by the country’s government. Gasparayan’s industrial breakthrough implemented in 1989 when he was highlighted on Peter Gabriel’s soundtrack towards the Martin Scorsese film THE FINAL Enticement of Christ; he eventually added to the soundtracks from the Russia House, as well as the cable TV creation Surprise and Sorrow, additionally executing using the Kronos Quartet as well as the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. His debut single album, I’LL Not End up being Sad nowadays, appeared in the Opal label in 1989; recordings including Consult Me No Queries, Apricots From Eden, and Moon Shines during the night. In 1998, Gasparayan teamed with virtuoso guitarist Michael Brook for Dark Rock and roll; Armenian Fantasies implemented two years afterwards.

Quick Facts

Date Of Birth October 12, 1928
Profession Film Score Composer
Education Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan
Nationality Armenian
Music Songs Sari Galin, Ashkharums Akh Chim Kashi, Harsi Par, Fuad, Moon Shines at Night, A Cool Wind Is Blowing, Dle Yaman, Brother Hunter, Ojakhum, Take My Heart, Eshkhemet, Immigrant's Song, Little Flower Garden, 7th December 1988, Look Here, My Dear, Sayat Nova, Armenian Romances, Nazani, They Took My Love Away, Mayrig, Your Strong Mind, Menag Jamport Em / Yes Kez Tessa, Fallen Star, Lovely Spring, Sari Aghtchig, Sev mout amber, Call of the Birds, Kele Lao, Together Forever, Pepo's Song, Siyah Perçemlerin Gonca Yüzlerin, Ghazakhi
Albums Endless Vision, Heavenly Duduk, Apricots From Eden, I Will Not Be Sad in This World, The Art of the Armenian Duduk, Armenian Fantasies, Soul of Armenia, The World of the Duduk, Ask Me No Questions, Sound of Duduk, From the Soil, In My World, I Have No Pain, Nazeli, Dle Yaman (Armenian Duduk), Moon Shines at Night, Black Rock, Nectar for the Bitter World, 65 Years on Stage, Serenity, Penumbra, Fuad (Armenian Duduk), Old and New Memories (Armenian Duduk), Moon Shines At Night (Armenian Duduk), I Will Not Be Sad In This World (Armenian Duduk), Nazani, Doudouk, Serenity (Armenian Duduk), Pangea, "Frescos" Soundtrack, Pangea (Armenian Duduk), Armenian Romances (Armenian Duduk), Nazeli (Armenian Duduk), Siro Romansner (Armenian Duduk), Doudouk (Armenian Duduk), Salute (Armenian Duduk), The Soul of Armenia (Armenian Duduk), Salute, Armenian Duduk, 33 Masterpieces, Tolibkhon Shakhidi. Symphonic Music: Favorites, Armenia (Heavenly Duduk)
Movies The Society of Jesus, Calendar

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1 Virtuoso of the Armenian instrument "duduk" featured in Mikhail Vartanov's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992), Sergei Parajanov's "Sayat Nova" (1968) and many Hollywood blockbusters like the "Gladiator" (2001)



Seeds 2014/I Short
Frammenti elettrici n. 7 - Gypsies Toward Bamyan 2013 Documentary short
Frammenti elettrici n. 8 - Shooting Party 2013 Documentary short
Kamni 2011 Short
Horizon of Exile 2007 Short music composed by
Druzba Isusova 2004
Frescos 2003 TV Movie documentary
Inventario balcanico 2000 Documentary

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Herstory Short duduk performer pre-production
Blood Diamond 2006 musician: duduk - as Djivan Gasparyan
Syriana 2005 musician: duduk - as Djivan Gaspariyan
Gladiator 2000 musician: duduk - uncredited
Onegin 1999 featured musician: duduk player
Ronin 1998 musician: duduk - uncredited
Calendar 1993 musician: duduk
Storm and Sorrow 1990 TV Movie additional orchestrator



Canopy 2013 performer: "A Cool Wind Is Blowing" - as Djivan Gasparyan / writer: "A Cool Wind Is Blowing" - as Djivan Gasparyan
Chyornaya komnata TV Series arranger - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
The Adjuster 1991 as Djivan Gasparian, "Look Here My Dear"



The Adjuster 1991 duduk sample

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