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Joseph Bohigian

Joseph Bohigian is a composer and performer of acoustic and electronic music. His work focuses on issues of memory, cultural reunification, and diaspora, drawing on his experiences as an Armenian-American raised in the Armenian exile community of Fresno, California. With a strong interest in reestablishing a relationship with lost elements of our past to better envision our future, he makes use of archival materials in his music, such as sound recordings, interviews, and written texts, synthesizing fragments of song lyrics and reviving ancient musical notations.


Joseph Bohigian's new album The Water Has Found its Crack reviewed in The Wire, "fragmentary structures of memory, exercise a powerful fascination," and I Care If You Listen, "elevated to a rallying cry."

New CD of Joseph’s music released on Other Minds Records on November 10, 2023. Included is a series of works written while living in Armenia between 2019-21, with liner notes by musicologist Sylvia Alajaji.

Stone Dreams video installation commissioned by Arab.AMP released in May 2023. Interactive sound installation to be presented at Temescal Arts Center in Oakland, California June 29-July 1, 2023.

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The Water Has Found its Crack

Out Now on Other Minds Records

Bay Area composer and performer Joseph Bohigian presents a set of acoustic and electronic works composed while living in his familial homeland, Armenia. Including musical explorations of memory, cultural reunification, and diaspora via archival recordings, repurposed folk songs lyrics, and the revival of ancient musical notations.


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

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