VC LIVE | MetLiveArts Presents “They Will Take My Island”

The stream features the JACK Quartet & Silvana Quartet, performing a selection of chamber works by acclaimed Armenian-American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian


We’re coming to you from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for a special MetLiveArts premiere entitled “They Will Take My Island.”

As a first-generation Armenian-American with a family ​directly affected by the Lebanese Civil War and Armenian Genocide, composer Mary Kouyoumdjian is currently pursuing her Composition D.M.A. at Columbia University.

"They Will Take My Island" is a collaboration between Kouyoumdjian and filmmaker Atom Egoyan, over their mutual admiration of the Armenian painter Arshile Gorky.

The Violin Channel recently interviewed the composer about the new film.