ANSAHMAN (2016)

Traditional, Isahagian, Dzadoorian, Ghazarian, Kara-Murza, Aghayan, Der-Ghevontyan

Anna Garano, Anais Tekerian

Ansahman means limitless in Armenian. Without boundaries. Infinite.   The musicians who make up Ansahman, Trieste- based guitarist Anna Garano and New York based singer Anais Alexandra Tekerian, find themselves limitlessly exploring new cultures by inhabiting places through their music. 

Anna Garano, Guitar 
Anais Tekerian, Vocals 
Kinan Azmeh, Clarinet 

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Anna Garano

Anna Garano is a composer and a classical and flamenco-trained guitar player from Trieste, Italy.

She composes and performs her own music as well as arrangements of traditional music, as a soloist and with musicians of varied origins, in Italy and around the world. Among them: Marko Feri, Massimiliano Forza, Tony Kozina, Flavio Davanzo, Karina Oganjan, Blaz Celarec, Alessandra Franco, Alessandro Simonetto, Vinicio Capossela, Mario Brunello, Romina Basso, Doug Wieselman, Ned Rothenberg, Marc Ribot, Anaïs Tekerian, Shane Shanahan, Kinan Azmeh, Maurizio Ravalico, Fabio Lazzarin, and U.T. Gandi. She has recorded for RAI (Italian radio television) and Radio Capodistria (Slovenia). She has recorded four albums of her own music: Sombra (with double bass player Massimiliano Forza), Come il re di un paese piovoso (with Alessandra Chiurco, voice; Flavio Davanzo trumpet), Gioco a nascondere (with Alessandra Franco, voice) and Lessness (solo and duets with Marc Ribot, Flavio Davanzo, Anaïs Tekerian, and Doug Wieselman). More recently, she works in collaboration with Anaïs Tekerian and artist Kevork Mourad, and has just finished recording a CD of traditional Armenian music, in her original arrangements, together with Anaïs Tekerian.

Anais Tekerian

Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian is one of the co-founders of Zulal, an Armenian a cappella trio. 

Zulal has been featured many times on WNYC’s New Sounds and has toured the United States and Canada, performing in such venues as Symphony Space, the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. With Anna, Anaïs has performed at the Neue Galerie and at the Morgenland Festival, Germany, among other venues. An actress and writer as well, she has performed in theater and film around New York. Her first original piece, Tangled Yarn, created with artist Kevork Mourad and featuring a soundtrack by Zulal, premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival and was performed at CUNY, Alwan for the Arts, and at the Berkshire Fringe Festival. 

Her latest original piece, Lost Spring, created with artist Kevork Mourad, and with music by Anna Garano, premiered (in French) at the MuCEM in Marseille and at the Morgenland Festival in Germany in 2015. A native of San Francisco, where she attended the Lycée Français Lapérouse, she earned her degree in Theater Studies from Yale University. She now resides in New York City.

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ANSAHMAN (2016)

Traditional, Isahagian, Dzadoorian, Ghazarian, Kara-Murza, Aghayan, Der-Ghevontyan

Anna Garano, Anais Tekerian

Mastering engineer: Giulio Cesare Ricci
Producer: Giulio Cesare Ricci
Recording Engineer: Kamilo Kratc
Recording location: Soundworks Recording Studio Astoria, New York
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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GULO
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YES VERU YEGHNIG EM
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YES SAREN GUKAI
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BINGYOL
Isahagian
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MENAG YAMPORTEM
Dzadoorian,Ghazarian
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LUSIN YELAV
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HINGALLA
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MI LAR BLBUL
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MANIR MANIR
Aghayan,Der-Ghevontyan
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HOV AREK
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CHINAR ES
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