Hey there! We are happy to announce that after a long recess busy with the second album recording, Dogma will finally give a live in concert! This time we will debut-rock the InRock Music Club! On May 31, 7:30p.m. looking forward to see all our friends and fans who were waiting for our concert!
Ուրախությամբ տեղեկացնում ենք, որ երկար ընդմիջումից հետո՝ զբաղված մեր երկրորդ ալբոմի ձայնագրության աշխատանքներով, Դոգման վերջապես հանդես կգա համերգով! Այս անգամ առաջին անգամ կնվագենք InRock ակումբում! Մայիսի 31-ին, 19:30-ին անհամբեր սպասում ենք հանդիպելու բոլոր մեր ընկերներին ու երկրպագուներին, ովքեր երկար ժամանակ սպասում էին այս համերգին!
Լրացուցիչ տեղեկության համար այցելեք մեր ֆեյսբուքյան էջ` այստեղ!
Back in February Dogma guested on ArmeniaTV’s morning program and was offered by the hosts to meet once again on May 3 and play the acoustic program which was being prepared by the band at that time. Well, a deal is a deal, and here is the result of it – During the morning live program Dogma played a small acoustic program for the first time!
We truly hope you’ll also enjoy this version of our songs, since we plan to give a couple of semi-acoustic gigs in the future!
The Brazilian Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal Webzine’s review of Dogma’s Ethnic-Methnic album is now there!
Many thanks to Carlos Vaz Ferreira and Marcelo Trotta!
Quoting it in our blog, while the original review is here.
Dogma is a quite unique Female-Fronted Ethnical-Progressive-Metal band hailing from Yerevan, Armenia. Dogma was founded in 2008 by Vardan Grigoryan (bass, production) and Heno Grigoryan (guitar, song writing) – two prominent musicians of the Armenian Rock scene who played from 1994 to 2007 in the legendary band “Transcaucasia MDP”. They were joined by the young and charming Zara Gevorgyan (vocalist, lyricist), and Derik Vardumyan (drums, percussion). Read the rest of this entry »
Can a birthday party be any better than celebrating it with your fans, friends, people who love and feel your music, performing for them and enjoying a delicious cake with champagne? This is how we do since 2008 and can’t figure out any other way – this time at Ulikhanyan Club on January 5, 2013!
5 is not much, but not small either. Now looking back and summarizing what we’ve managed to do and create during this 5 years – we are happy with it! We set goals and achieve them – so much to reach yet, we are only starting and heading on firmly!
Thanks to everyone who are with us, supporting us and enjoying the music we create!
If we’re performing open-air it should rain, if we’re on the road to a gig, the first snow should fall – call it Murphy’s or Dogma’s Law … But who cares …
On December 11 the snowy road took us to Vanadzor city, where along with a couple of other bands we rocked for the Human Rights Day.
Despite the cold outside, Vanadzor audience was warm, resonating and very grateful! We were delighted to perform for them!
A pleasant surprise from Dogma was our duet with Vahan Poghosyan from “Vordan Karmir” band, who kindly accepted our offer and joined us in the song “Black” giving special flavor to it! Lots of thank-yous to him, since he managed to do it well just in a couple of days and with no time for rehearsal.
Vahan joined in "Black"... that was something remarkable
Can you imagine what a delight it is to perform the song “Renaissance” or “Who has seen?” addressing it to the powerful green landscape stretching up the hills in front of your eyes? Or any other of Dogma songs reflected from the powerful rocky mountains (not the ones in North America, but the ones all over Armenia)?
Well, we do!
On August 13 Dogma played an open-air concert in Tsakhadzor resort city within the International Mime Festival! The stage was located the way that we were facing the breathtaking view of beauty of Armenian nature, while the sound seemed to touch every inch of it and return to us bringing the transparency and freshness of the azure sky. Fantastic feeling, indeed!
Thanks to all of our friends who supported us that day and hopefully enjoyed Dogma played in such an amazing place!
We could finally bring together some shots from our trip to Germany and gig at Leipzig Central Theater to make a very short video review of Dogma’s participation at Wave Gotik Treffen Festival, May 25-28, 2012. Hopefully, this will give an overall slight understanding of the pleasant manicness of the festival. Meanwhile, our impressions on the WGT can be found at our previous post Wave Gotik Treffen – Retrospective !
UPDATE: And here is a long version by our sound engineer He put together all the videos we took during the festival. Not the needed quality, but the desired emotion Dogma on its way to WGT!!!
Derik and sound engineer Karen were enchanted by the ladies in red
Hey there, we are back from Leipzig, Germany, taken part in a terrific festival – meeting of all Gothic people and celebration of alternative music and not only – Wave Gotik Treffen!!! Over 200 participating bands and artists, thousands of Gothic visitors descended from viking and pagan times to ultra-modern directions making a spectacular audience indeed!
4 days of music and gothicly nice and friendly atmosphere throughout the Leipzig center at all the possible various venues indoor and open-air. Feasts and markets, fairs and a see of black dressed people… and lots of beer!!! Enjoyable and full of awesomeness!!!
At the gothic fair with the Norwegian "Los Dilletantos" folk band
Dogma played at the Leipzig Central Theater on May 28. 5:59:59p.m. … and 6:00 sharp the doors were slammed and the lights faded out. There was a total standstill. And there we got onto the stage!
The silence was unexpectedly followed by Dogma's powerful sound explosion...
Since it was a separate concert, the audience had attended for Dogma’s concert particularly. But we might only guess due to the deep silence at the beginning of the first song that most of them were not expecting such a powerful sound and different music at the Central Theater, and probably this was the start of a kind of shocking therapy .
All the concert photos taken from http://darknation.eu/
However, the emotions, the big applause and delighted exclamations at the end of each song were growing from song to song lasting till the last second of Dogma’s presence on stage, breeding a storm of applause eventually, indicating to the fact that the right music knows no languages, no nationalities and no dogmas!
One hour of Dogma and, apparently, the German and/or multinational audience candidly accepted a music which is definitely strange to the ear with its structure and melody, nevertheless, good enough to be acknowledged.
What we acquired was the good experience and warmth of the new audience!
Cheers from Leipzig! Dogma
Thanks to everyone who made part of this manic gothic event! Thanks to the promoters for good organization! Thanks to the great audience and everyone supporting Dogma!!!
Thrilled to announce that Dogma will play at“Wave Gothic Treffen” 2012, May 25-28, Leipzig, Germany - the biggest gothic festival anywhere in the World, spanning the breadth of “dark music” from acoustic folk to medieval-influenced to deathrock, to dark electro, EBM, Symphonic Metal, Gothic Metal, industrial, with over 200 musical acts at dozen and more venues, Renaissance fairs, Viking and Pagan markets, Gothic Romance events, CD/DVD and film premieres, literary readings, artist signing events throughout Leipzig, attended by about 20,000 people.
Everyone around, join us, we are going to rock Europe!!!
Follow us also on Facebook, more info will be soon!!!
Wouldn’t like to write long, so please, if you have missed this news, read about the “A to A: The World in Harmony” project in our previous post, to have the overall picture. If you have already done so, here’s what we would like to say:
Grateful to “Luys” who invited Dogma to be part of the project which sounded a bit weird at the beginning, on learning the concept – Music which is not written, but drawn by the Armenian children in Yerevan, Gargar Village and Boston, through a music composition environment called “Hyperscore” invented and led by a renowned Composer and Inventor Tod Machover. (?)
A number of questions were followed, a couple of eyebrows were raised. However, everything became clear when met with the children, Tod in the screen at the other end of the world explaining the children here and there how to start composing music and working on the collaborative piece. “Do I understand the idea right? Is Hyperscore aimed at helping a person, who doesn’t have any musical education, to bring out, reveal the already existing music in him?”. “Well… only if there is music in him”, says Tod.
Listening to the already made collaborative piece.
As a band which has always been for any undertaking with distinct ideas, we accepted the invitation gladly. Dogma was to perform 4 pieces written by the children.
A couple of hours at “Luys” office listening to over hundred pieces composed by the children and we choose about 20. A couple more hours of consideration and reconsideration on which pieces have the foundation to be viewed though our prism, discussions and quarrels as of how much we can interfere with the pieces, rehearsal, rehearsal, and rehearsal, and the 4 final pieces were chosen and ready:
1. Graceful march “Pirates Attack” by Gevorg Chshmarityan, Gargar Village.
2. Thoughtful psychodelic nightmare – “Dream” by Arman Shahverdian, Gargar Village.
3. Dogma’s ethnicity plus hyperbolic succession of dissonant chords “PB & Awesomness” by Christine Avagyan, Boston.
4. Rocky-Jazzy-Bluesy forgot-to-give-title piece “Hyperscore ex” by Alex Aslanyan.
You can find all the original pieces here at Luys Website. Whereas the whole event can be watched here, Dogma starting at 00:56 minutes:
A bit strange feeling for us though – not having played any covers before, performing our own original music only, we faced a dillema – are we doing cover of a song, which has never been played before though, or we are presenting our stuff, us not the only composers? Whatever… the pieces were performed, the young composers were satisfied
Can’t not mention Tod Machover here, whom we had the pleasure of meeting and knowing – a person whose love for innovative ideas is able to “infect” everyone around, who is in constant search of new scientific and seemingly uncombined combinations of music and technology. “Are you doing all this because you want to change the world around you, is it a dream thing?”, I’m asking. “Well, rather yes”, he nods and smiles.
Thanks to everyone engaged for making someone’s dream true, someone’s “Dream” played!!!
Below you can find links to coverage of the whole event on February 25 at A. Khachaturyan Concert Hall.
Dogma will make part of the musical project “A to A: The World in Harmony”!
The concert pioneers a collaborative music composition process amongst children in Armenia and America led by renowned Composer and Inventor Tod Machover.
The project is a synergy between the Luys Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the United States Embassy in Armenia.
On Saturday, February 25, the “A to A : The World in Harmony” concert will take place simultaneously at the Aram Khachaturian Hall in Yerevan at 8pm and at the MIT Media Lab’s lecture hall in Boston at 11am.
The collective musical piece composed by the children as well as some of the individual works from the United States and Armenia will be played by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dogma Rock Band.
Four Musical pieces composed with “Hyperscore” by the children from the United States and Armenia will be played by Dogma with our own interpretation. Our sound engineer Serge Melqonyan will join us on the keyboard! The concert will be broadcast in 20 different countries including Armenian 1st Public TV satellite. Also, you can watch it web-streamed!