System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian will perform a symphony concert at California State University, Northridge, on November 10.
The singer-songwriter and political activist will perform his Elect The Dead and Orca symphonies for the first time in the US, alongside the CSUN Symphony Orchestra. A teaser can be viewed below.
Tankian recently composed the score for independent film The Last Inhabitant, due out next year, and released the soundtrack for 1915 – which commemorated the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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He said of his work on 1915: “The first thing I wanted to do was get a sense of what’s the sound you’re looking for, what are the emotions you’re trying to portray, what’s the story you’re trying to tell? Once I got that down and we agreed on the instrumental elements, then I was able to explore in detail that world.
“It was orchestral, but it was heavily piano-based in this case. I also had a lot of moody kind of weird music in there. It’s haunting, dark, beautiful – the film and the accompanying music, I think.”
Tickets for the symphony show can be purchased via the Valley Performing Arts Center Website.