Joseph Bohigian

Joseph Bohigian is a composer and performer whose cross-cultural experience as an Armenian-American is a defining message in his music. His work explores the expression of exile, cultural reunification, and identity maintenance in diaspora. Joseph’s works have been heard at the Oregon Bach Festival, June in Buffalo, Walt Disney Concert Hall, New Music on the Point Festival, TENOR Conference (Melbourne), and Aram Khachaturian Museum Hall performed by the Mivos Quartet, Decibel New Music, Great Noise Ensemble, Argus Quartet, Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy, and members of Yarn/Wire and featured on NPR’s Here and Now and The California Report.

NEWS

Joseph Bohigian awarded Junior Research Fellowship from the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) for new project on the life of Sergei Parajanov.

Stone Dreams sound installation to be presented at the International Computer Music Conference in Limerick, Ireland in July 2022.

Upcoming collaboration with the Argus Quartet, Kevork Mourad, and Rerooted Archive awarded New Music USA Creator Development Fund grant.

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Rerooted

performed by the Argus Quartet

video by Kevork Mourad

 

Rerooted traces the journeys of over a dozen Armenian families through their recorded testimonies, from their expulsion from the homeland during the genocide in the early 20th century through the rebuilding of their lives and community in Syria, their displacement during the civil war in their adopted home, and their resettlement in the Republic of Armenia.

Contact

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

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