Where the Sun Rises
Where I am from, Anatolia, derives its name from the Greek word 'anatolé', which means ‘where the sun rises’. With this as the inspiration of my projects, I focus on;
Preserving traditional roots – Throughout history and among different cultures, traditional roots have been the source 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 their interconnections has always fascinated me. Turkey, being a land that is the convergence zone of many cultures and traditions, have provided me much inspiration on.
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 highlight 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 interpret. I interact and connect with my audiences through pre-concert talks and providing entry points.
Please click on the images below for information about each project.
East of the Sun
West of the Moon
Image: Painting by Mary Gold
Turkish - Ottoman
Image: A musical gathering, 18th century
Image: Painting by Ivan Aivazovsky