Joseph Bohigian

Joseph Bohigian’s music is characterized by the obsessive pursuit of singular ideas and gradual unfolding of sustained tension. A third generation Armenian-American, he often draws on his heritage and explores the pursuit of Armenian identity maintenance in diaspora. Joseph’s works have been heard at the Oregon Bach Festival, June in Buffalo, Walt Disney Concert Hall, TENOR Conference, New Music on the Point Festival, and Australian Percussion Gathering performed by the Mivos Quartet, Great Noise Ensemble, Argus Quartet, Decibel New Music, Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy, and members of Yarn/Wire and featured on NPR’s “Here and Now” and “The California Report.”


Joseph will attend the Composition and Sound Experimentation Workshop at Festival Mixtur in Barcelona in September 2020.

Joseph will be researching Armenian music at the Komitas Museum-Institute and the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia for his dissertation composition during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Stone Dreams selected for performance at the International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Stone Dreams

performed by SynthBeats


“Aylis is grey this time of year. Grey-colored mountains… Frozen stones, streets, houses hardly breathe in the cold awaiting the coming of spring. The Stone Church.”

“What was the reason, my God, that in Aylis, long-forgotten by you, your hills and your stones had come alive again?”


Please contact me if you have any questions about my work and purchasing scores or are interested in collaborating.

© 2020 Joseph Bohigian

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