YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Certificate in Translation (CTR) program is proud to announce the recent publication of a translated interview with the prominent Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian in Music & Literature Magazine.
“A Conversation with Tigran Mansurian” gives English-language readers a glimpse into the making of the score for Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates. A chef-d’oeuvre of “poetry cinema,” the film is an original and poignant homage to the seventeenth century Armenian bard Sayat-Nova. The interview offers a unique point of inquiry into Parajanov’s creative world, the making of his magnum opus as well as the equally innovative solutions in music and soundtrack it required.
The translation from Armenian was done by Chaghig Arzrouni-Chahinian as part of the Practicum course in CTR. One of the goals of the program is to prepare cultural mediators who build linguistic bridges and cultivate intercultural communication by importing contemporary discourses in the humanities and by introducing the rich Armenian heritage to the world.
The translation may be viewed here.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.