On December 10th and 11th, 2021 in Munich Cultural Center LUISE premiers the Chamber opera Goodbye, Bird based on the eponymous novel by Aram Pachyan.

The composer is Arsen Babajanyan, who studied at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory and at University of Music and Theatre, Munich. He is the President at Association of Young Armenian Composers and Performers NGO and art director at ARTCONCEPT.

Aram Pachyan is an acclaimed writer of independence generation, with several prizes, including the honorable Presidential Youth Prize. Goodbye, bird was first published in 2012 and till now is one of the bestselling Armenian novels. It has been translated into English, French, Bulgarian and Serbian.

This novel contains several narratives braided together through the unnamed character’s scattered recollections. He cannot recover his habitual life in the civilian world. His attempt to reintegrate is so troubling that he’s pushed to the point where he considers himself disabled. As he pages through his diary, and recordings reveal a reshaping to understanding his past. Struggling to forget hazing experiences, everywhere he goes, any detail can drum up the past events. The more he tries to forget, the more he is convinced that he’s returned to a previous time when he was initially drafted to serve.

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