Odzouni is based on a song of the VIIth century, which evoked in me the heightened state of prayer. It made me recreate this jewel of a folk-melody around a solo instrument.

A monk, Mesrop Mashtotz, invented in 405 AD an alphabet with 36 characters, reproducing the sounds of the Armenian language. An extraordinary invention which enabled Armenians to take their destiny into their own hands through writing of their unique history and culture.

1. Odzouni

2. Horovèle

3. Mashtotz

4. Arévagale

5. Sassouni