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 on 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 will present "The Water Has Found its Crack: Finding Armenia through Music" at the 2022 Komitas International Conference in Yerevan.
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.
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.
Please contact me if you have any questions about my work and purchasing scores or are interested in collaborating.