16:00 – 17:00
ARSEN PETROSYAN – duduk
NykkÖ-Mickaël Grégoire – orgel
ARSEN PETROSYAN er en ung duduk-spiller fra Armenien som er på turné i Norden i juni 2018. Sammen med den unge organist og musiker NykkÖ Grégoire vil han fremføre et program med traditionel Armenisk kirkemusik fra middelalderen til vore dage i KoncertKirken den 10. juni.
Entré: 80 DKK / stud. 50 DKK
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“The duduk is a double reed instrument with ancient origins, having existed since at least the fifth century, while there are Armenian scholars who believe it existed more than 1,500 years before that. The earliest instruments similar to the duduk’s present form are made of bone or entirely of cane. Today, the duduk is exclusively made of wood with a large double reed, with the body made from aged apricot wood.
The particular tuning depends heavily on the region in which it is played. In the twentieth century, the Armenian duduk began to be standardized diatonic in scale and single-octave in range. Accidentals, or chromatics are achieved using fingering techniques. The instrument’s body also has different lengths depending upon the range of the instrument and region. The reed (Armenian: եղեգն, eġegn), is made from one or two pieces of cane in a duck-bill type assembly. Unlike other double-reed instruments, the reed is quite wide, helping to give the duduk both its unique, mournful sound, as well as its remarkable breath requirements. The duduk player is called dudukahar (դուդուկահար) in Armenian.
The performer uses air stored in their cheeks to keep playing the instrument while they inhales air into their lungs. This “circular” breathing technique is commonly used with all the double-reed instruments in the Middle East.
Duduk “is invariably played with the accompaniment of a second dum duduk, which gives the music an energy and tonic atmosphere, changing the scale harmoniously with the principal duduk.””
ARSEN PETROSYAN is a young duduk master numerously awarded for his talent. He lives in Charentsavan, Armenia. Seen as a musical prodigy, he has initially started his studies at the age of six, learning the “shvi” (Armenian wind instrument) with mentor Krikor Khachtryan.
He was graduated from the State Conservatory Komitas (Yerevan, Armenia) where he’s studied with famous duduk master Gevorg Dabaghyan. Despite his relative young age (he was born in 1994), Arsen Petrosyan is an accomplished professional musician who has toured in the United-States, Russia, Canada, India, Germany, Spain (Canary Islands), France, Republic of Georgia as well as in his own country.
He is currently soloist of the Jnar Armenian Traditional Music Ensemble (Yerevan), as well as in his own ensemble recently created, the “Arsen Petrosyan Trio”.
Arsen Petrosyan goes beyond the boundaries of traditional music (Armenian). He invites his audience to travel toward countries far beyond Armenia : the world is his oyster. His diverse collaborations are here to prove it.
NykkÖ Grégoire was born in 1979. He studied music (organ, harpsichord, ondes Martenot) in France at the conservatory of Bordeaux with François Espinasse, Martine Chappuis, and Dominique Kim. He has also studied piano with Sarah Cohen and composition with Claude Bass.He moved to the UK in September 2009 and now works there with various choirs and theatre ensembles. Since arriving in the UK, M. Grégoire has developed an international career performing music in Europe and South East Asia and America.
He plays the cello, violin, and bawu (Chinese flute). He travels extensively for his work and has established a unique and distinctive portfolio as a photographer.