MAY 4th – 20:30Children’s Railway: Tunel Stage
BUY TICKETS:– Resident Advisor– Tomsarkgh
Margenrot is the solo project of Moscow-based Armenian native Lusia Kazaryan-Topchyan, who also used to sing and play keys for the iconic post-punk band Fanny Kaplan. Her solo endeavor explores more intriguing sonic territories by merging Eastern flavors with gloomy industrial rhythms and atmospheres. Her solo album “Zangezur” released via Klammklang shares its name with a conflict-ridden historical region in southeast Armenia. Lusia’s inspiration, however, goes beyond geopolitics, and is rooted in the myth of the region’s name. According to Armenian folklore, the name Zangezur came into use after Timur’s conquest, who conquered the Syunik province after a renegade Armenian prince sabotaged the area’s alarm bells. As the province fell, its inhabitants wondered why the bells never rang, giving birth to the phrase “the ring is in vain,” or “zange zur” in Armenian.