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JivanJr

ABOUT ME

I am an Armenian musician that plays the Armenian woodwind called "duduk".
I have learned the art of duduk from my grandfather and master world known musician Jivan Gasparyan. I have been playing for 20 years and collaborated with many great musicians, bands, orchestras from different cultures and styles. My collaborations with Jivan Gasparyan, Zucchero, Alan Parson, Larry Klein, Madeline Peroux, Sebu Simonian, London Philarmonic Orchestra, Armenian Youth State Orchestra, Serj Tankian, Andreas Voleinweider and with many more world known artists.I have won three important competitions. One in New York as a young musician that keeps and continues the tradition of duduk, one in Armenia as a best duduk player until my age, UNESCO special prize in Samarkand.
I play duduk,zurna,recorder(shvi). Also I compose music and have two solo albums.
Always looking for good ideas and collaborations.
Jivanduduk.com is my web to check out more.

Cultural background

  • Armenia

PROJECT MUSIC

6:19
Deep Chandi
Between nothingness and eternity, where the wind that shapes the spaces between the grooves of our existence, lies the sonic dimension of truth which unites us all.
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  • Ambient
  • Asian
  • Gypsy
  • Instrumental
  • Minimal
  • New Age
  • Soundtrack
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Chanting
  • Overtone / Throat singing
  • Bass drum
  • Percussion
  • Tabla
  • Udu
  • Didgeridoo
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • India
  • Mongolia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
4:56
From Now On
Our planet is suffering and humanity is being put to the test to overcome a pandemic. We cannot be the same from now on. Only by looking inside our hearts can we find the way to get back together.
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  • African
  • Brazilian
  • Neo-Soul
  • Pop
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Bass
  • Electric piano
  • Piano
  • Electric guitar
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Duduk
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • Senegal
  • Uruguay
3:35
Sky Wind
"Sky Wind" is a true reflection and peaceful music message. Uniting three different cultures, Jyvan Gasparyan JR. from Armenia and Ronan Skillen from Cape Town and (me) German from Chile. The title reflects my feelings that the wind can carry good energies and messages around the Planet through our sky. The wind is Jyvan, my guitar the vehicle and Ronan taking care the wind goes to beings that will receive those messages. German Herlein.-
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  • World
  • Guitar
  • Cymbals
  • Percussion
  • Duduk
  • Kangling
  • Armenia
  • Chile
  • South Africa
7:52
Echo Valley
Inspired by the desert plains of Armenia, rich biodiversity of the Cape floral kingdom and an etherial dimension where the sky meets the ocean, three sonic sorcerers meet for a musical conversation. A deeply haunting, yet delicately enlivening collaboration of Duduk, Overtone SInging and Percussion, set in a timeless, contemporary abstract soundscape. Recorded over 3 sessions in Yerevan, Armenia, Alcalalí, Spain and Cape Town, South Africa.
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  • African
  • Ambient
  • Instrumental
  • Soundtrack
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Overtone / Throat singing
  • Adungu / Ekidongo
  • Bass drum
  • Percussion
  • Udu
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • Mali
  • Mongolia
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
4:14
Eternity
This song is about love and death, and hope and fear. It’s about that space in between this life and the next. It’s a deep journey of a song that represents the universal human experience of living with certain death, and uncertain life, but with love as the force that gives us all coherence. The meaning in the song is heightened even more at this time with the global lockdown happening, and it aims to be both a balm and a challenge to the spirit. As the lyrics say ‘Can you hear, can you feel, the coming of eternity, we must face it, face it, with love or fear’ .
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  • Fusion
  • Indie Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Charango
  • Kyl-Kobyz / Kobyz
  • Drum set
  • Percussion
  • Duduk
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Bolivia
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Kingdom
3:58
We Love You
This song is about humanity coming together in one voice and going inwards and looking at ourselves and the mistakes we have made and how we chose to turn a blind eye with regards to the destructive acts we have chosen to partake in - war, injustice, harming each other, slavery, will-ful ignorance, destroying the natural habitat of this beautiful planet for our own egotistical short term gain without any regards for the planet and for each other at times. By doing this we raise our consciousness and find the power to say to ask forgiveness to the planet, confess our transgressions to each other, and confess our deep seated love for creation and the honour and privilege of experiencing it as a conscious being.
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  • Dance / EDM
  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • Rock
  • World
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Organ electric
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • Steel drum
  • Vibraphone/ Vibraharp
  • Xylophone
  • Duduk
  • Flute
  • Sampler
  • Armenia
  • Denmark
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • United States of America
7:00
Breathe
We breathe happily, unconsciously and constantly while we are alive, and we often have this act and all that it involves, as guaranteed gracefully. As we breathe, we grow and learn to know and manage all our first needs. We soon understand that there is indeed something that is not seen but that has an immeasurable importance. They teach us to love trees because basically it is from them that a large part of our oxygen comes from, this precious as well as invisible good. And while Life happens we continue to breathe and tending to evolve as a species, but we also tend to forget the old lessons about trees and we started to lie to ourselves and to our children when we subscribe to any kind of energy that feeds on these precious Forest Founders Beings, even when that same energy says "green" on the label. In this last breath I thank you with a chest full of gratitude, for this magnificent human respiratory system that was created here among colleagues, where ideas emerged as the very act of breathing! Naturally! We are just beginning this collective breathing!. Finally I share the words of companion Elly, who as I usually say, won the song and showed me the best way to unfreeze my English. Muito obrigado a todos! ♥ "This song came out so etheral and fairytale like, reminding me of the most beautiful places in nature. Where one does not think or speak but merely breathes. Breathing is the first step from which smart plans and ideas can come to fruition."
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  • Ambient
  • Fusion
  • Pop
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Overtone / Throat singing
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Soprano
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Whistling / Humming
  • Electric guitar
  • Hang
  • Udu
  • Duduk
  • Sampler
  • Portugal
  • Armenia
  • Mongolia
  • Netherlands
4:17
Ila dunia ( save the earth )
Ila dunia(save the earth) Ila Dunia which means (save the earth) is a song that challenges us all to become aware of the state of our planet. Human beings exploit, ruin and destroy nature. The damage caused by our way of life is such that if nothing is done it could lead to irreversible consequences. This song that I suggest, is a call to change, in our habits, our vision, and our way of life. There is always a hope of saving our world, it that saw us being born and, which is obviously a unique gift that we can never replace.
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  • World
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Grand piano
  • Electric guitar
  • Violin
  • Drum set
  • Kalimba
  • Armenia
  • Cameroon
  • India
4:09
Atmosphere (I Know)
This collaboration is centered around the Earth from a Mothers perspective. "If Mother Earth could talk to us as her children, what would she say?" The following generations depend on our fight to live together with nature and each other, not divided.
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  • Ambient
  • Electronic
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Lounge
  • Neo-Soul
  • Religious / Spiritual
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Drum machine
  • Duduk
  • Sampler
  • Armenia
  • Portugal
  • United States of America
1:52
Ilikner
Jivan: “Ilikner”. Another traditional melody in a new light . My vision and Sasha’s production, makes it sounds fresh and updated stylistically, is like a young voice singing old song. Sasha: Rare for duduk up tempo gave me an idea of trying almost impossible to associate with this instrument style - “Funk”, and some “Rock” elements. The whole experience become much more “stompy” and with attitude. Gentle sound of duduk now empowered by electric guitar and heavy drum patterns have a new “blood” in it. Enjoy the result of our passionate collaboration. :-)
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  • Fusion
  • Rock
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
4:22
Shushik
Jivan: “Shushik” (female name) This composition is Armenian traditional melody that played for years. I play them with my feelings and when Sasha does his magic by adding and changing the rhythms and harmonies they become traditional modernized masterpieces. Sasha: This amazing melody inspired me for a detailed research in harmonic fields, as a simple melodic line has a tremendous potential for interpretation. I hope I succeeded in surprising and convincing by my version of accompaniment, and rhythmic alternatives in achieving a new status of this piece.
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  • Fusion
  • World
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
3:30
Hold my hand
Me and my friend Gigo from Heavy Machinery made a song and Sissi Mananga added her beautiful vocal and lirycs to it about the migrants in the world.Why is it that people have to leave their countries and suffer a migrant life? We hope that people will have a choice to live or leave their countries for a better life.
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16 votes
  • Easy Listening
  • Jazz
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Pop
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass Drum
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • Belgium
  • Congo
  • United States of America
7:26
Dance of Improvise
This is a collaboration from three different countries and backgrounds. Its an improvisational instrumental piece that we made.
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13 votes
  • Improvisational
  • Instrumental
  • Pop
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Electric piano
  • Drum set
  • Clarinet
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
  • Germany
  • Iran
3:49
L'addio di Anna
“L’addio di Anna” is a nostalgic franco-italian stylized melody of a cinematic/theatric nature - somehow the love and bright sadness are always there :-). The three main melody players however are far from this places geographically - clarinet ,played by brilliant musician of Iranian origins , duduk from Armenia and harmonica (melodica) … maybe this one the closest - Russian Federation. All of them playing the melody and improvising in a very touching and convincing way - even though our languages and cultures are different - our feelings are of the same nature. It’s fully expressed here and I am sure you will love it.
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555 votes
  • Instrumental
  • World
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Double Bass
  • Guitar
  • Drum machine
  • Clarinet
  • Duduk
  • Melodica
  • Armenia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
8:51
Egyptian
A beautiful result of four inspiring minds from 3 different countries. ... have a seat :-)
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930 votes
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  • Arabic
  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Armenia
  • Egypt
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
3:15
The Race Conversation
This piece is based on the conversation that we can have as a human race about the one thing we all want, true value through love.
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111 votes
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum set
  • Duduk
  • Turkey
  • United States of America
1:51
Through my years
Duduk melody is combined with Jazzi style.
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4 votes
  • Improvisational
  • Jazz
  • Bass
  • Duduk
  • Armenia
4:25
Yes Dzarav Eyi
Duduk and Piano work very well in collaborations so we chose a 2000 year old Armenian melody and improvised it mixed it with some modern sounds of piano.
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346 votes
  • Improvisational
  • Grand Piano
  • Duduk
  • Armenia