At present one of the oldest and favorite green spots of Yerevan, the Park of Komitas, carries the name of Komitas, it was designed by architect M.Mazmanyan. It is located along one of the major roads of the city, and it is a popular place for people to rest. There are interesting entertaining attractions for children, green alleys for strolling and rest from the daily routine. The Park of Komitas is also a local place of interest. Here one can find the city Pantheon, the burial place for famous leaders of Armenian culture: musicians, painters, poets, writers, theater and movie actors.
And soon there will be one more place to visit in the park: a museum- institute of Komitas is going to open, which will attract many tourists and locals to get acquainted with life and art of Armenia’s greatest son. The project of the museum has already been represented: Up-to-date technologies, including 3D modeling, will be applied at the museum. It is a combination of real and virtual. Visitors will see Komitas’ life on large screens at a museum.
As the president Serj Sargsyan told in his speech during the museum’s project presentation “Komitas was everything for the Armenians: the composer, ethnographer, teacher and conductor. His personality and works were compared to many eminent people. He is the Mashtots (creator of the Armenian alphabet) of the Armenian song and music. There is no identity of Armenia without Komitas or Mashtots.”
Komitas has revealed a whole civilization of songs, which even the Armenians have not yet digested it fully and have not make it the property of the world music adorers. The museum-institute will become a serious center for both Armenian and foreign researchers.