Armenian-born, Los Angeles-raised pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan is one of the 21st century’s true slipstream musicians. His work crosses boundaries between jazz, crossover classical, electronic, vocal, and Armenian folk musics. He often integrates these genres in a single recording, as evidenced by 2013’s Shadow Theater, where jazz, classical motifs, and electronics intertwined. Two years later, Luys i Luso recontextualized sacred music from five centuries in modern piano/voices setting. After repatriating to Armenia, he issued the For Gyumri (his home village) EP in 2018. Its five tracks showcased his virtuoso pianism, wordless vocals, Baroque dance, and Armenian music atop electronic backdrops and hip-hop beats.