Columns: Armenian liturgical chants
Teatr ZAR w/ Aram, Virginia, Vahan Kerovpyan, and Murat İçlinalça & Kitka Women's Folk Ensemble
The programme of the concert is composed of traditional Armenian liturgical chants rendered in their modal and monophonic setting, accompanied by drone. The repertoire comprises chants from different Offices and Holy Mass, classified in an oktoechos (eight modes) system. All the modes used in the Armenian oktoechos are based on a system of natural intervals. The modes produce different sound environments and specific auditory sensations depending on their configuration. The Columns concert portrays the two year-long experimental work the performers have accomplished through immersion in the modal world and learning by imitation. The concert will also include special guest from Istanbul, Murat İçlinalça, the master singer of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Istanbul.
The Chapel, Fort Mason Center (View)
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123