In Heritage I have recorded 12 armenian works, remaining faithful to their origin, compiled by Soghomon Soghomonyan (1869-1936), known as Bishop Gomidas (also spelled Komitas), with string quartet as well as the duduk -an ancient Armenian double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood.
I am grateful to Gomidas, born in Kutahya, for his contributions to Armenian music to reach out to my roots today in its pure form and for being a bridge for me to reach out to my roots by leaving this legacy.
I made my own songbook consisting of Armenian songs named “My Armenian Songs” in my first album Hedker -namely Traces. In my second album called Heritage I have recorded 12 works with various contents compiled by Bishop Gomidas, delving into them more profoundly and working on them with a great care.
This album covers themes that I can’t do without such as love, longing for beloved and unfulfilled love, living in places away from where one was born, immigration and homesickness, village life, and songs of nature.