Luys i Luso

The Installation

In 2015, internationally renowned jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan and the Yerevan State Chamber Choir went on a musical pilgrimage to 100 churches around the world under the name Luys i Luso (light after light). They performed Armenian Sacred music dating back to the 5th century, by composers such as Naregatsi, Mashtots & Komitas, reimagined & rearranged by Hamasyan.


Luys i Luso

The Installation

Studio Ondé, in collaboration with filmmakers Emily Mkrtichian and
Alex Igidbashian, will reimagine the visual, sound and sensory experience of these intimate performances using projection technologies that will transform abandoned historic spaces in Armenia, Munich and Los Angeles into living, breathing digital recreations of the Luys i Luso tour. Visitors will be able to see, hear and feel the power of Hamasyan’s performances and their respective environments as though they have traveled back in time to the locations themselves.

Luys i Luso

The Impact

As part of the larger Luys i Luso project, this installation introduces international audiences to Armenia’s rich, ancient musical traditions through an awe-inspiring experience.

It is preserving and reinvigorating Armenia’s musical legacy with innovative, creative technologies that push the boundaries of art to engage and inspire.

The Tour

DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey
24 March – 30 April 2017
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Glassel Park, Los Angeles, California
28 April 2016
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Little Armenia, Los Angeles, California
29 April 2016
Sponsored by the LA Arts Council
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BRIC Media Arts, Brooklyn, New York
4 May 2016
Sponsored by AGBU Performing Arts Department
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Gyumri, Armenia – Gyumri Tourist Center
29 – 31 October 2015, 19 – 23 hr
Hanesoghlyan Street 11, Gyumri

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Munich, Germany – Einstein Kultur
24 October 2015, 13 – 17hr
Einstein Street 42, 81675, München
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Be a part of
Luys i Luso

Want to be a part of the experience?

We’re seeking development funds to continue the life of the piece and tour it internationally.

Work with us by making a direct contribution here:

Bring Luys i Luso
to Your City

This exhibition will have a life beyond Munich, Gyumri & L.A. – and you can help us create it! If you want your whole city or community to have the experience of Luys i Luso, please contact us to talk about logistics and dates.


Our team is a group of 5 artists, all under 30, with a diverse set of talents and backgrounds. We are 2 independent filmmakers based in Yerevan; a French-Armenian creative studio based in Berlin, and 1 world-renown jazz pianist from Gyumri, Armenia.

You can find our respective films, installations, performances, and music here:

Tigran Hamasyan

Emily Mkrtichian

Alex Igidbashian

Natalia Sookias

Jacques-André Dupont

Clément Destephen