“All things exist through vibrations and frequencies. Music, being the most cohesive union of sounds and vibrations, remains a mysterious phenomenon. No activity or feeling fires-up more parts of our brain than the simple act of listening to music. Having grown in a family of incredible visual artists, I became aware of the fact that sound often created its own imagery in my mind and vice versa. During my senior year of jazz studies at William Paterson University, my sister showed me one of her art works and said that the work was the sound of the wind blowing through a thin corridor between two buildings as she passed by. At that point I realized that my dream all along was to write music that would accompany a picture; even better, a motion picture! All the fairy-tales of different nations my mom read for us from books with great illustrations and unique animations I used to watch, have been a big part of what developed my imagination, world-view and ability to connect with others. Through sound and picture I do feel eternal for our most valued possession – our brain, our imagination – can create our perception of reality – which is our entire existence!”
Tatev is an art entrepreneur who connects and realizes common visions of creative minds. She was born in Armenia on July 7th 1987 to a family of artists. She showed great interest for music and began formal classical lessons in both voice and piano at the early age of 6. Many of Tatev’s compositions are written to ornate and strengthen the visual experience of motion pictures. She has scored for short films and animations, and has performed individually as well as with numerous artists throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Tatev moved to the United States in 2003 after achieving much recognition in Armenia. Tatev is a 2009 full-scholarship graduate of the Jazz Studies Program at William Paterson University, and NJPAC’s Jazz for Teens program of 2006.
I am an Armenian New Yorker, a World-ling really who currently lives in New York and has performances, films to compose scores for, private music lessons to teach, projects of various collaborations to participate in and lead mostly in New York, but also in CA, Yerevan, Paris and Columbia. I am a proud daughter of extremely talented and inspiring parents and a loving sister to my three credible sisters and a brother. Above all though, I am someone who is continuously and enthusiastically reaching to become the best of herself.