So sad to hear of the passing of Jivan Gasparyan – the legendary Armenian musician – master of the beautiful Duduk – the unique wind instrument which seems to have a sadness in its soul.
I was honoured to work and play with Jivan on more than one occasion – notably at Nelson Mandela’s Arctic 46664 concert in 2005. We played the famous piece which Jivan co-wrote for the Gladiator movie along with the great Hans Zimmer. Here:
He was a gentle man and very generous. Seemed always at peace with himself and with the world. Bless him. RIP Jivan.
Here he is with Peter Gabriel and myself at that show under the midnight Sun in Tromso –
– and with me and Jivan’s compatriot, my friend Garik Israelian – founder of the STARMUS festivals.
What a perfect place to shoot a video for BACK TO THE LIGHT !!! Do you recognise this beautiful place ?
Brian May: Perfect place to shoot Back to the Light video 7 July 2021
Brian May: Tap dancer? – 7 July 2021