Serj Tankian has released the song “Aurora’s Dream,” a song he was commissioned to write for the recent “Aurora Prize” ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. “Aurora’s Dream” was featured as the main theme song for the ceremony.
The “Aurora Dream” ceremony was organized by the 100 lives initiative to honor individuals whose actions have had an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes.
“‘Aurora’s Dream’ is the result of some of my best compositional efforts in years,” says Tankian. “I’m glad it was for the 100 Lives organization and for the wonderful things they’re doing with bringing attention to devastating tragedies and the real heroes that rise to the occasion, especially with their Aurora Prize events.”
An Aurora Prize Laureate will be honored each year with a $100,000 grant as well as the unique opportunity to continue the cycle of giving by nominating organizations that inspired their work for a $1,000,000 award, on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors.
“Aurora’s Dream” follows the release of “Artsakh“, an acoustic song Tankian wrote in support of the people of Artsakh, a former region of Soviet-era Azerbaijan.
Tankian also released the soundtrack for “1915,” a film created by writer-directors Garin Hovannisian and Alec Mouhibian about the Armenian genocide, an attempted extermination of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire.
Although it seems Tankian has been riding solo lately, it was recently announced he would get back to work with his group, System Of A Down, to make new music again.
The band commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide last yer with a global arena tour that included the group’s first-ever performance in Yerevan’s Republic Square.