Modern yet exotic. Edgy, wild, and hauntingly beautiful. Present Music brings five pieces new to Milwaukee, including three American premieres by PM-favorite Kamran Ince. The program will also be recorded for PM’s 10th CD album. A Turkish bazaar fundraiser will occur before the concert to kick off the season in colorfully audacious style! (Program subject to change.)
“Asumani,” a 2012 work for flute and cello by the gifted Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince… builds spare, questioning music gestures… into a radiant climax before dissolving again into silence.” – Stephen Brookes, the Washington Post
Free Pre-concert Event!
Workshop with Mehemt Sanlikol
August 28, 2014
Brass Bell Music Store
210 W. Silver Spring Dr.
Composer, ethnomusicologist, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Harvard research fellow and Emerson and Holy Cross faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol hails from Cyprus and Turkey. He is dedicated to contemporary presentations of Turkish traditions, alone and in interaction with other world traditions, through musical performance, publication, and educational activities.
Join us for a FREE workshop featuring Sanlikol, as he delivers demonstrations on the principals of Turkish music and instruments, and performs some of his own compositions and improvisations combining Jazz composition and Turkish music.
(Please RSVP by Aug. 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how many to plan for.)
The music of Turkish/American composer Kamran Ince bridges Anatolia and Balkans to the West. The energy and rawness of Turkish and Balkan folk music, the spirituality of Byzantium and Ottoman court music, the tradition of European art music and the extravert and popular qualities of the American psyche are the base of his sound world. These ingredients happily breathe in cohesion, and they spin the linear and vertical contrasts so essential to his music forward.
Hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “that rare composer able to sound connected with modern music, and yet still seem exotic”, Ince was born in Montana in 1960 to American and Turkish parents. Ince's Judgment of Midas, an opera in two acts, commissioned by Crawford Greenewalt to mark the 50th anniversary of Sardis/Lydia excavations, had its concert version premiere in April 2013 in Milwaukee with Present Music and Milwaukee Opera Theatre with Ince conducting.
Mehmet ali Sanlikol
Composer, ethnomusicologist, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Harvard research fellow and Emerson and Holy Cross faculty member Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol hails from Cyprus and Turkey. Originally a classically trained pianist, he studied with the internationally acclaimed Turkish composer/Jazz pianist Aydın Esen and won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In 1997, he found the band AudioFact, and received Berklee College of Music’s Clare Fischer Award, completing his degree in Jazz Composition and Film Scoring. Sanlıkol is the president of Dünya, an organization dedicated to contemporary presentations of Turkish traditions, alone and in interaction with other world traditions, through musical performance, publication, and educational activities. Since its founding Sanlıkol has produced, performed and delivered talks at over eighty Dünya events. This organization has also released 6 CDs as well as a DVD featuring Mehmet Sanlıkol both as a director/performer and a composer, and the success of his venture prompted on the air appearances with NPR’s Robin Young and PRI’s The World. Dr. Sanlıkol taught at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, and is currently a faculty member at Emerson College and Brown University. Dr. Sanlıkol actively delivers papers and talks at academic conferences such as Sohbet-i Osmaniye series at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.
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