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    Watch: Tigran Hamasyan Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at "An Ancient Observer" Recording

    Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, An Ancient Observer, was released on Nonesuch in March, has just shared a video giving a behind-the-scenes look in the studio during the recording of the new album. An Ancient Observer was produced by Hamasyan and recorded by Antoine Gaillet at Studio de Meudon in Meudon, France, in June 2016. The video was made by Armen Catanasyan. You can watch it below.

    An Ancient Observer includes ten new compositions, two of which are based on Armenian melodies. Some are through-composed and completely written out, while others are composed with ample space for Hamasyan to improvise. He cites a wide range of influences—from Baroque dance to hip-hop grooves adapted to piano—and the sounds of his native country of Armenia are present, as always. DownBeat exclaims: "It's simply breathtaking."

    To pick up a copy of An Ancient Observer, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

    Tigran Hamasyan resumes his world tour in October with performances in Greece, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Watch: Tigran Hamasyan Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at "An Ancient Observer" Recording

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Tigran Hamasyan has shared a video giving a behind-the-scenes look in the studio during the recording of his new album, An Ancient Observer. The album was produced by Hamasyan and recorded by Antoine Gaillet at Studio de Meudon in Meudon, France, in June 2016. The video was made by Armen Catanasyan. You can watch it here.

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Tigran Hamasyan, whose new album, An Ancient Observer, was released on Nonesuch in March, has just shared a video giving a behind-the-scenes look in the studio during the recording of the new album. An Ancient Observer was produced by Hamasyan and recorded by Antoine Gaillet at Studio de Meudon in Meudon, France, in June 2016. The video was made by Armen Catanasyan. You can watch it below.

An Ancient Observer includes ten new compositions, two of which are based on Armenian melodies. Some are through-composed and completely written out, while others are composed with ample space for Hamasyan to improvise. He cites a wide range of influences—from Baroque dance to hip-hop grooves adapted to piano—and the sounds of his native country of Armenia are present, as always. DownBeat exclaims: "It's simply breathtaking."

To pick up a copy of An Ancient Observer, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

Tigran Hamasyan resumes his world tour in October with performances in Greece, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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