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Gomidas Vartabed: His Life, Works, Rare Archival Documents, and Photos

Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 05:07 PM CT

Gomidas Vartabed


18106 Miranda St.
Tarzana CA 91356
Tel/Fax: (818) 453-0618

Nalbandyan 7, #1
Yerevan, Armenia
Tel: (374 2)545538 (39), Fax:151167

Presents: Lecture/Seminar

“Gomidas Vartabed: His Life, Works, Rare Archival Documents, And Photos”
by Garegin Chugaszyan

Friday, May 6, 2011 @ 7:30PM

Merdinian Auditorium:
13330 Riverside Dr.
Sherman Oaks CA 91403

Directions: On the 101 FY Exit on Woodman, Go North and Turn Right on Riverside Dr.

Abstract: Visual/interactive presentations will be made on:

  1. The great Armenian composer Gomidas Vartabed, his life in letters, music, archival documents and memories of contemporaries. Nearly 500 photographs, 100 video clips as well as 550 musical pieces are included in the multimedia DVD-ROM, produced in Armenia.
  2. Two World Summit Award winning titles dedicated to Aram Khachaturian and the Armenian Genocide. The latter was produced in 2005 and includes 500 photographs, documents, eyewitness accounts and an interactive timeline. Khachaturian’s life and works will also be mentioned through his letters, archival documents, memories of contemporaries, over 400 photographs, video materials, as well as 35 musical fragments.

Both DVDs were recognized for innovation by the World Summit Award 2005 Grand Jury as the world’s best cultural CD/DVD multimedia products of 2005.

Garegin Chugaszyan has experience in governmental, business, civil society and academic sectors. Currently he is a member of the Bureau of the Steering Committee on the Media and New Communication Services (CDMC) of Council of Europe, member of the High-level Panel of Advisers of the UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (GAID) and a member of Presidential IT Development Support Council of Armenia, under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister. He is co-founder and executive director of ITF (Information Technologies Foundation), Yerevan. ITF has organized the Global e-Content Summit and the Pan European Forum on Human Rights in the Information Society in October, 2006 in Yerevan, as well as three All-Armenian e-Content contests (2005-2008). He has been active in multimedia productions for the last 15 years, managing outstanding projects including the first Web casting of the World Chess Olympiad in 1996 and the World Summit Award winning titles in 2005. G. Chugaszyan is also co-founder and the President of Information Technologies Education JSC, Yerevan.

For information please contact Dr. Hagop Panossian at (818) 453-0618 or info [ a t ] |

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