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System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Debuts His Modern Piano Concerto “Disarming Time”


System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian has revealed his 24-minute modern piano concerto, “Disarming Time“. In other news, timely news, Tankian has announced that he will be releasing a spoken word version of his 2001 poetry book ‘Cool Gardens‘ in roughly three weeks from today. Tankian has revisited the book to compose a cinematic score to accompany his reading of his 87 poems. A video for “Cinematic Piano Theme (With Poetry)” from it is available below.

Tankian commented of the release of this concerto:

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“When quarantine hit and all our projects and releases were cancelled, I started itching for a musical challenge. One night sitting in bed looking through different voice memos on the iPhone I realized I have this huge trove of short, special, unrealized musical ideas. Right then the thought of creating an epic piece utilizing them all made me smile. So I recorded them all and started arranging the instrumentation to create this incredibly unique musical experience. I mean, who the fuck listens to 24 minutes of music as one piece today? We’re about to find out :)”

Also due later this year from Tankian is a new release titled “Cinematique” which will assemble 25 cinematic compositions he has penned. It will be split into two parts, both of which are expected out in early August. He also has soundtrack releases planned for the scores he created for his documentary ‘Truth To Power‘ and ‘I Am Not Alone‘.

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