Serj Tankian to release ‘Disarming Time, a Modern Piano Concerto’ on Friday

Posted by on June 14, 2021


Serj Tankian is perhaps best known for his role as the frontman of heavy metal act System of a Down, but he has proven himself to be so much more. The singer, poet, writer, painter, songwriter, activist, film producer, and composer keeps himself quite busy while sharing his many talents with those who care to listen. Tankian posted a snippet of his latest creation on Twitter with the caption:

 “Incredibly excited to share this unique work of music I created during the Covid lockdown. I challenged myself to collate numerous distinct musical ideas into one long 24 minute modern piano concerto. Here’s a small teaser. Full composition and video will be released June 18.” 

This newest offering is entitled Disarming Time, a Modern Piano Concerto. a 24-minute piece composed entirely during the Covid-19 lockdown. 

In an interview with Revolver, Tankian said: 

“Creatively, I’ve always had this Dada-esque kind of vibe, a Zappa-y kind of vibe where even the 24-minute modern piano concerto was basically having different pieces of music marry each other that didn’t have a preexisting relationship and making it work. I find that really interesting in every aspect: lyrically, musically, because a lot of music has already been done. What did John Lennon say? All the songs and chords have already been written. It’s interesting to create relationships from things that don’t normally co-relate.” 

Look for the piece in its entirety this Friday (18th). Also, if you have a chance to dig into Tankien’s vast history of creation, you won’t be disappointed.

Speaking of his talents, Tankien recently unleashed a Roger Kupelian (The Lord of the Rings, X-Men) directed video for his song “How Many Times.” The track is taken from the SOAD singer’s latest EP, Elasticity. 



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