Serj Tankian has just released a 24-minute modern classical composition titled "Disarming Time: A Modern Piano Concerto", which Tankian said he wrote throughout quarantine.
"When quarantine hit and all our projects and releases were cancelled, I started itching for a musical challenge. One night sitting in bed looking through different voice memos on the iPhone I realized I have this huge trove of short, special, unrealized musical ideas. Right then the thought of creating an epic piece utilizing them all made me smile.
"So I recorded them all and started arranging the instrumentation to create this incredibly unique musical experience. I mean, who the fuck listens to 24 minutes of music as one piece today? We’re about to find out :)"
"Disarming Time" will also appear in Tankian's upcoming Cool Gardens Poetry Suite. The suite will be readings from Tankian's first published book of poetry Cool Gardens over nearly 48 minutes of original music.