Bimhuis

Sun 12 Nov 2017

20:15   € 29 / € 23 (CJP, Stadspas)

BIMHUIS & MUZIEKGEBOUW PRESENT:

TAKSIM TRIO

LOCATION: MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN 'T IJ

Aytaç Doğan kanun, İsmail Tunçbilek elektrische bağlama, Hüsnü Şendirici klarinet

Three famous Turkish musicians join forces in breathtaking ‘taksims’, improvisations that bring together folk, jazz and Arabic music. ‘Fabulous’ (het Parool).

When these three celebrated Turkish musicians play together they evoke deep emotions. With clarinet, lute and cimbalom they move beyond traditionalism, embracing gypsy melodies, propulsive electric jazz and the inevitable Arabic modes. From calm, familiar sounding themes to passionate improvisations, their music encompasses the many cultures of Istanbul.

The trio features clarinet player Hüsnü Şendirici, a prominent performer of both Turkish classical and popular music. Aytaç Doğan colors the music with his open style of playing the canun, the Arabic cimbalom. The driving force behind the ensemble is İsmail Tunçbilek on subtly amplified electric bağlama, the Anatolian lute. On their recent album Ahi they’ve included original compositions alongside pieces by, among others, guitar hero John McLaughlin.

‘The improvisations veer between melancholy and eerie beauty... these three musicians are fabulous at listening to each other and are on the same level with their timing, intonation and dynamics’ (het Parool).

Tickets via Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Ticket: € 29 / € 23 (CJP, Stadspas)

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