Other Minds Festivals ➔ Muhal Richard Abrams, facing left, & Ashot Zograbyan, facing right, head and shoulders portrait, Woodside CA, (1995)

Still image

John Fago
1995-03-01/1995-03-31 | created
Work Type
Photographic print
Image Class
Composer & Performer Portraits
Image Series
OM02: Fago B&W Prints
Muhal Richard Abrams & Ashot Zograbyan (l to r) take in the view at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside CA, where they participated in a retreat with the other featured composers and performers of the 2nd Other Minds Music Festival in March of 1995. Except for a brief period of study at Chicago Musical College and Governors State University in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied electronic music, Muhal Richard Abrams is predominately a self-taught musician who, as a result of many years of observation, analysis and practice as a performing musician, has developed a highly respected command of a variety of musical styles both as a pianist and composer. The versatile Mr. Abrams and members of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), of which he is co-founder, are responsible for some of the most original new music approaches of the last two decades. Ashot Zograbyan was born on the 29th of January, 1945, in Yerevan, the capital of the former Armenian SSR. He studied music with Grikov Gheryazarian and Edward Bagdasarian at the Komitas Conservatory. Mr. Zograbyan won the 1993 Khachaturian Competition with his “Parable” for 13 instruments, composed in 1991. His works are well known in Armenia and Russia and have also been performed in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Belgium and the United States. For many years, Zograbyan has been an outsider as a composer in Armenia, due to the advanced chromaticism of his music, distilled from his study of the leading European avant-garde masters such as Boulez and Stockhausen.
Genres & Subjects
Group portraits--1990-2000
Image Ownership
John Fago / Other Minds
Photo Credits
John Fago