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Classical Music is Timeless

Patrick Hahn, 25-year-old young Austrian conductor, will be the permanent guest conductor of the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra for the next two seasons. We talked to Patrick Hahn about his experiences in the world of classical music, what he expects from this role, and his…

Will we be able to see the stars this summer?

Lalalar is a striking, surprising, acrid, vibrant combination of a trio that each has a very special place in the Turkish music scene with their individual careers. The group has gathered a meaningful audience with their interdisciplinary productions. Ali Güçlü Şimşek, Barlas Tan Özemek, and…

Once Upon a Time We Were All Kids

KIDS is an album that features perspectives from different generations all at the same time. Israeli electro-pop musician Noga Erez questions her relationships, fears, and renews her belief in art and music with this new work that she put the final touches on during the…

Music Should Be Independent: Kalben

Kalben is an independent woman who has strength, is talented enough to turn her joys and traumas into creative products, at peace with herself and her past, able to see the problems of the society she lives in and beyond, has a few things to…

Sometimes it expresses pain, sometimes it expresses longing: Shye Ben Tzur

What would happen if you were to put Radiohead’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Indian band The Rajathan Express and Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur in the Mehrangarh Fort in India for three weeks? The answer is Junun. The trio collective’s eponymous album recorded in the spring of 2015 strangely blends the music of the West and the East. Performing in many European cities this year, Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajathan Express will also visit Istanbul as part of Istanbul Jazz Film Festival organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. We talked to Shye Ben Tzur before his concert at Kundra, Beykoz on July 7.

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