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Choir Of St. Gayané, Komitas Keshishian tour
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About Choir Of St. Gayané, Komitas Keshishian
The 1915-1917 Ottoman genocide of the Armenians was the beginning of Komitas' tragic period which was marked by psychic trauma and artistic loss. In April 1915, with other Armenian intellectuals and artists, Komitas was arrested and deported to the interior of the Empire. While Komitas was spared the fate of his friends, upon his return to Constantinople he found his life's work -- manuscripts, research findings on the 'khaz' notation system (Armenian neumatic notation of the eleventh century) and his library -- in total disarray