Recording music in Armenia


The experience of recording a soundtrack for Tamara Stepanyan’s upcoming feature documentary Village de Femmes at the Maison De La Radio in Yerevan, Armenia was quite unique. The establishment built during Soviet era has been renovated, and the basement holds an incredible archive of historical recordings from the beginning of the century, as well as analog Studer reel to reel vintage players. To top it all, Samvel (the sound engineer) has perfect pitch and writes for the orchestra, and the piano I recorded on was an incredible bright red grand Blüthner.

This is my third collaboration with Tamara, and the second one with her mother, the incredible Nariné Harutyunyan on cello.