Duduk music in Hollywood
World renowned film music composer Bear McCreary uses duduk and Armenian cultral elements in his work to "represent" his Armenian heritage, as mentioned in a Twitter conversation with Music of Armenia.
Bear McCreary is an American composer and musician living in Los Angeles, California. McCreary is of Irish and Armenian descent. McCreary is best known for his work on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series and for the TV series The Walking Dead. McCreary won an Emmy for his main title of Da Vinci's Demons.
McCreary earned degrees in Composition and Recording Arts from the USC Thornton School of Music, and is a classically trained pianist and self-taught accordionist. He studied under the renowned film score composer Elmer Bernstein during which time he reconstructed and re-orchestrated Bernstein's 1963 score for Kings of the Sun. Their collaboration allowed for the complete score to be available as a soundtrack album for the first time in forty years.
McCreary has also directed and produced several music videos for his brother Brendan McCreary's band, Young Beautiful in a Hurry.