14. April 2017

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

The Gurdjieff Ensemble Signals of Divine Harmony

Works by Komitas, Gregory of Narek, Georges I. Gurdjieff, Nerses Shnorhali, Simeon Yerevantsi, Mkhitar Airevanetsi, Khachatur Taronetsi

The Gurdjieff Ensemble focuses on three icons of Armenian church music: the monk Grigor Narekatsi (Gregory of Narek), who captured the divine harmony of mankind and nature in words and sounds in the Middle Ages; the spiritual musician Komitas Vardapet, who transferred the songs of old priests into a reformed musical liturgy; and the anthroposophist Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff, who collected music from the Near and Middle East, Central Asia, India, and North Africa on his journeys around the world and within the spirit, documenting it in his musical language.  

© Andranik Sahagyan

© Andranik Sahagyan