Older tastes



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Old fabric patisserie from Balat market. You can find traditional candies, pancakes and bus tickets :)

The Doors

I want peace of mind
I want peace
I want tranquility
May the doors open

Togetherness
Happiness
Fraternity
I want to be whole
May the doors open

I want peace of mind
I want peace
I want tranquility
May the doors open

Wholeness
Togetherness
Happiness
May the doors open

The doors
The doors
The doors
May the doors open

from the album “Variations” by Ayşe Tütüncü

About Ayşe Tütüncü

Aged just 5, Ayse found herself playing a guitar in a room filled with music; a gaggle of children all playing different instruments in unison. Two years later she undertook her first year of piano study at the conservatory, where she liked chambermusic very much.

In 1983 she founded her first group Mozaik producing four albums until they parted in 1995. The name “mozaik” represented the fusion of rock, western classical music, jazz and also traditional turkish sounds within their music. With the band Kömür, Ayse was able to improvise and explore her talents and later performed a collection of songs celebrating the female form with the vocalist Sumru Agiryürüyen. Ayse has also collaborated with well-known Turkish “marginal musicians” on numerous studio productions, with the songwriter Bülent Ortaçgil, the folkgroup Yeni Türkü, and the rockband Bulutsuzluk Özlemi. In addition to this Ayse has also enjoyed composing for celluloid and musical theatre productions and also performed in Lawrence “Butch” Morris’s Conducting Improvisation Orchestra staged in 1999.

In 1995 she formed her second group the Ayse Tütüncü Piano Percussion Ensemble (piano – percussions – bass clarinet) and released the album Variations (ADA Müzik) in 1999 which took her to international festivals both in Turkey and Europe:

Istanbul Music Festival, 6. Istanbul Jazz Festival, 6. Eskisehir Festival, Ankara Jazz Festivals, 1. Afyon Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Traumzeit Festival, Talos Festival, 12. Izmir European Jazz Festival.

Since 2004 Ayse has played her new compositions within her Trio, each track having been specifically arranged for “two wind instruments and a piano”. In 2005 the Trio recorded Carnivalesque (EMI / Blue Note) and performed live at Prague Jazz Open Festival.


2 responses to “Older tastes

  1. thanks Idetrorce for your comment and visit.

    regards
    özgür

  2. very interesting, but I don’t agree with you
    Idetrorce

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