WHERE THE SUN RISES
Where I am from, Anatolia, derives its name from the Greek word 'anatolé', which means ‘where the sun rises’. This is where my Turkish Classical Music projects take inspiration from, focusing on;
Preserving traditional roots – I believe traditional roots are the basis of every art form. Throughout history and among different cultures the traditions have been the core point where art forms take their inspiration from and flourish from. I aim to derive from these roots and exhibit my music within an authentic and traditional context.
Cultural interconnections – The subtle crossing points between cultures and the connections they carry has always fascinated me. Coming from a land which is the convergence zone of so many cultures and traditions, this is where I find my inspiration.
Shedding light to history – There is always more than what is already out there, and this applies to music as well. Therefore, in my projects I aim to exhibit the unknown or underplayed repertoire and bring it together with the audience.
Connecting with the audience – For me a performance is not complete without inviting the audience into the world of the music I present. Through pre-concert talks and giving entry points to relate to, I interact and connect with my audiences.
Click on the images below for information about each project.
East of the Sun
West of the Moon
Image: Painting by Mary Gold
Image: A musical gathering, 18th century
Image: Painting by Ivan Aivazovsky