Boris Kovač and David Yengibarjan

Distanced by age, musical language, cultures but still connecting their differences, between Boris and David happened the chemistry. And that’s primarily because both of them are of exquisite artistical individuality. The rendez-vous of Pannonian joy and melancholy with Armenian pathos and mistique, infused with mutual deep utopia in Mediterranean joy…dwelling on  Eastern European emigrants’ experience-journeys that are undertaken rather as a necessity then by free will…
The journey throughout ever different motives of music, undertaken by this energetic duo, represents a game which leads into the ambient of  that what is inter-genre and above-possible, in the sphere of the trans-national andtrans-traditional, without denying the difference between expressions and means of expressions.The collaboration of Kovač and Yengibarian is the point where jazz, contemporary, chamber and classical music and the artistic derivatives of the music of the Balkans and Armenia meet.
These two artists have discovered they have something in common, and much more just than mutual musical tastes: the result of this collaboration is an elegant and intense dialogue, “music of the soul” which gently brings the listener towards East: towards the sources of European culture…
This spontaneous journey, which started as an unplanned meeting, visits the utopia of memories, memories of what was left behind, and brings them to life again, in the freshness of the present moment, with the richness that they acquired as time went by.

Boris Kovac

Composer, instrumentalist and multimedia artist Boris Kovač (1955) was born in Novi Sad, Vojvodina province, the Pannonian part of Yugoslavia. He writes music for chamber groups which he rehearses and leads. Many of his projects are to some extent connected with theatre. From 1991-1995 he mostly lived and worked in Italy, Slovenia and Austria. In 1996 he moved back to Yugoslavia.

Working with his RITUAL NOVA ensemble, LaDaABaorchest, La Campanella orchestra, New Ritual Group, Chamber Theatre of Music OGLEDALO, Academy of Fine Skills, and with students he was also trying to re-establish the contemporary music/theatre scene in his country. He has performed his works in more then 500 concerts and festivals in 30 countries.

David Yengibarian (1976, Erevan, Armenia)

He arrived to Budapest in 1995. Completedhis jazz training and discovered the music of Astor Piazzolla which for himis a real revelation.
Withhis first band, a quartet withasaxophonist, a bassist and percussionist, healreadyplayshisown compositions.
In 2003, with Pandoukht(fff+ choc de la musique.) David decides to confront his musical richness with a great American musician, Frank London (Klezmatics). In 1th. August 2008, he recorded live album No Compromise, with his new octet formation.
Actually, David has two trios, in Brussels he plays with Adalberto Domingues bass and Komlan Agbekpenou drums and in Hungary with Bata István bass and Badics Márk drums.

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