Tatev with Transhumanoids

Saturday, August 17 2024 at 6:30 PM


20 dollar table minimum per person is required.
Tickets are non-refundable.

$25 in advance
$30 at door


Tatev is an electric songster, a film composer and performer whose music and voice feel right at home in rock, jazz, soul, Armenian folk, classical and pop. Tatev’s name means “Give Wings” in her native Armenian, which inspires her body of work that upholds the liberating prophecy of her name.

Born in Armenia in 1987, Tatev immigrated to America in 2003.  After completing her musical studies at William Paterson University, she moved to New York City, where she currently resides.  Her professional experience includes work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, leading songwriting and recording workshops at TUMO in Yerevan and over twelve years of live performances throughout the U.S. and abroad. She has performed with such notable musicians as Tigran Hamasyan, Grammy-nominated Arto Tunçboyacian and Benito Gonzalez.

Tatev was a music ambassador at OneBeat Colombia in 2019, a YoungArts composer’s grant recipient whose vocal arrangement for the “Sounds of Sevan” project became the winner at the London International Motion Pictures Awards, and has performed at Festival Internacional de Jazz de Punta del Este.  

Tatev’s musical influences, belief in the universality of sound, inspirations from fables, languages, enlightened peoples and connections with Mother Nature weave a rich and genre-fluid career path.  She is a provocateur against stagnancy, irrational biases, and patriarchal and imperialist movements around the world. Her unique approach to life employs the senses, language, dance, oral traditions and simple daily acts like cooking as integral parts of expanding the mind. She believes that with curiosity, acceptance and understanding we can work to alleviate individual and universal suffering.

Transhumanoids is a new group featuring Tatev alongside several of her longtime friends and musical collaborators.  Together with vocalist Kate Victor, keyboardist Campblicated, bassist Adrian Moring and drummer Jarrett Walser, Transhumanoids merges the acoustic with the electronic — performing their unique blend of cyberpop inspired by folkloric traditions from around the world.  

The band’s music and lyrics explore a variety of contemporary and futurist themes, including: global gender equity, health justice, environmentalism, nuclear non-proliferation, cybernetics, A.I. and transhumanism.  The integration of human biology with our technology has been deemed inevitable by some, and Transhumanoids seek to address this potential future head-on.  Our music contemplates how such a bio-technological confluence could be realized through democratic and naturalistic means — to liberate humanity and sustain our planet!