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Armenians George Gurdjieff (ca. 1866-1949) and Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935) based their compositions on traditional Armenian folk music. During this afternoon concert in Podium Mozaïek, pianist Lusine Grigoryan will play a selection of their works. On authentic instruments, the ensemble then translates this material back to its ‘folk’ sources. Arranger Levon Eskenian will talk about his arrangements and about the composers, their synthesis of East and West, and their ambivalent, in the case of Komitas tragic connection to Constantinople (nowadays Istanbul).