The next project from Serj Tankian are ‘Orca’ and ‘Jazz-Iz-Christ’. The albums will be released on June 25 and July 23 respectively. Both albums will be released through his own Serjical Strike Records.
Recorded in Linz, Austria in October of 2012, Orca was composed and demoed in Tankian’s home studio and fully realized after a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped fund a recording and debut performance at the regal Brucknerhaus with the “Das Karussell Ensemble”. With conductor Werner Steinmetz at the helm, the four acts of Orca mix influences from early 20th century composers with modern film compositional dynamics showing influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Philip Glass. Listeners are met with a mingling of sounds and intertwining pieces that are both serene and bombastic at the same time, offering a fresh interpretation to the classical art.
“Orca is known as the killer whale, but is really a dark dolphin, a symbolism for human dichotomy.” – Serj Tankian.
1. Act I – Victorious Orcinus
2. Act II – Oceanic Subterfuge
3. Act III – Delphinus Capensis
4. Act IV – Lamentation of the Beached
- ‘Orca’ is available to pre-order now. Click here. [Deluxe package limited edition]
- Serj will revealing details of ‘Jazz-Iz-Christ’ in the next two weeks. Check back here later.
Upon completion of System of a Down’s summer touring in August, Tankian will hang back in Europe until the commencement of his own solo orchestral tour dates that begin on September 19 in Kiev, Ukraine. The concert program will include all four acts of Orca, but will also incorporate performances of many songs from Elect The Dead Symphony, which achieved critical and commercial success upon it’s initial release and tour in 2010.
Confirmed tour dates below, with more to be announced in the days to come:
19 Sep 13 Thu Kiev Ukraine Ukraina Hall
21 Sep 13 Sat Yekaterinburg Russia Kosmos Hall
23 Sep 13 Mon Novosibirsk Russia DK Zheleznodorozhnik
25 Sep 13 Wed Krasnoyarsk Russia Philharmony
27 Sep 13 Fri Moscow Russia Crocus City Hall
28 Sep 13 Sat St. Petersburg Russia Orjktybyrsky Concert Hall
03 Oct 13 Thu Florence Italy Teatro Comunale
04 Oct 13 Fri Padova Italy Gran Teatro Geox
05 Oct 13 Sat Rome Italy Auditorium Parco Della Musica