2015 is a big and beautiful baby. 

And we are young again.  And we are old.  And in between, so much wisdom.  This year my partner of ten years, Melissa, and I had a baby.  It shook open the foundation in the most beautiful of ways.  We are reminded that this life is one of service.  First the song (for me) and then each other.  And then, most assuredly, back to song.  Can't wait to see what is created out of this love.


2014 so far 

Daytrotter, Fearless Radio, Great South Bay Music Festival, touring, The Huffington Post, Chris Atamian at Beacon, poetry readings, and love.  That's the news since the last post.  Thankful.

Quiet Songs for Loud Times 

NewSong Recordings partners with New York singer-songwriter Alan Semerdjian to release his forthcoming album ‘Quiet Songs for Loud Times’

by NewSong Music on May 31st, 2013


May 31, 2013. Asheville’s NewSong Recordings label is excited to announce the forthcoming release of Alan Semerdjian’s third solo record, Quiet Songs for Loud Times (NSR 1302). The album’s June 28 release will coincide with Semerdjian’s New York CD release show that evening at Rockwood Music Hall in the Lower…

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2012 Mountain Stage Newsong Contest 

Ok.  So here I am incredibly honored for a few reasons.

1) Mountain Stage (a pretty fantastic music series affiliated with NPR and good beautiful things of that sort) has this songwriting competition that I've peripherally admired and watched folks I know enter and advance in, and I've entered it, see (which is kind of strange because I don't normally enter these types of things), and I've managed to advance to the regional round.

2) There are some pretty wonderful and innovative songwriters in each…

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New Album - Fall 2012 

Working hard with Michael Musmanno in DUMBO (mostly).  Special guests include Mike Bloom, Dave Diamond, Matthew Iselin, Chris Kuffner, and Aram Bajakian.  Trying on the title Quiet Songs for Loud Times right now...feels about right.  Can't wait for you all to hear it/have it.

And big thanks to Ironbound Films for making the first music video for the album...the song "For Blackbirds." Coming soon.

2012 - the news 

Alan Semerdjian is in the middle of writing songs that will most assuredly be included in a new release...hopefully in 2012.  Look for a west coast tour this summer.  If you haven't read his poetry (a serious lyrical and experimental exploration of identity, history, and memory), you can at www.genpopbooks.com.  You can also read his prose at www.lipulse.com.

summer summer 2011 

Look for dates with my good friend Mike Bloom in early August + other great gatherings like The Great South Bay Festival and a reading of GenPop authors in NYC in July. It's all on the calendar feed...make sure you click on the FULL FEED feature on the bottom of our home page. Yes.

Fall/Winter 2010/2011 

Big show on Long Island this November. Other than that, it's writing writing writing. See you in the new year! Thank you for the love and support.

Spring 2010 update 

Anyone want to host a house/living room concert? Contact me at alan@alanarts.com. Two are in the works already and more to come. Thanks GenPop Books (and all of you who helped make the book what it is) for putting out In the Architecture of Bone as well...what a great literary ride it's been. Again, more to come. Stay tuned for a big summer show or two in the NYC area. Thanks for the continued support, people. This is all for you/us.

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