Various Artists

Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961 - 2014

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An Overview of Experimental and Electronic Music in Turkey: this anthology features 29 turkish artists: from the electronic music of the '60s to all forms of experimental music of the '10s. This is the second volume of an exploration by zone or sphere of influence.

The constellation built between 2000 and 2012 with the seven-part series An Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music continues to expand through the Early Electronic collection (consisting mostly of tracks composed between the 50's and the 80's) and these 'area anthologies' (we prefer the phrase 'area of influence' to 'country'), this one having been preceded by An Anthology of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008. You probably noticed how larger is the time frame for this collection. The reason is that, in Turkey, two exceptional composers emerged very early on to show the way to future generations that followed in a piecemeal fashion. Indeed, Arel and Mimaroglu did not have immediate followers. The explosion happened later, through the 'serious music' of conservatories and universities (Cenk Ergün, Koray Tahirolu, Mehmet Can Özer) and the electronic/noise music avant-garde ((Mete Sezgin, Nilüfer Ormanli, Utku Tavil) - the great wave of the 2000s and 2010s. The beauty of this album is found in its multifaceted nature; it features purely formal music, hijacked electronica, remnants of Turkish harmonies, and pieces that are more conceptual or even political (vaguely or strongly) in design. Batur Sönmez and Erdem Helvacžoglu have managed to capture this diversity and energy. And it so happens that this profusion of music related to an urgency to live and think freely is blooming within an increasingly-stifling space. Call it the spectacular beauty of an explosion.

FEATURING: Bülent Arel, Ilhan Mimaroglu, Erdem Helvacžoglu, Batuhan Bozkurt, Alper Maral, Batur Sönmez ,Cenk Ergün, Korhan Erel, Sair Sinan Kestelli, Koray Tahiroglu, Mehmet Can Özer, Tolga Tüzün, Basar Ünder, Nilüfer Ormanlž, Utku Tavil, Asaf Zeki Yüksel, Osman Kaytazoglu, SIFIR (Z.Aracagök), Cem Güney, Volkan Ergen, Mete Sezgin, Mors, Tuna Pase, D2GG, 2/5BZ, Cevdet Erek, Reverie Falls On All, Burçin Elmas, Meczup

Various Artists: Anthology of Turkish Experimental Music 1961 - 2014

Postlude from Music for a Sacred Service Various Artists 3' 56''
Kun Various Artists 6' 29''
Sho Various Artists 2' 02''
Flash Mental Experiment no. 23 Various Artists 5' 52''
Forge Various Artists 2' 56''
Resonating Universes Part 1 Various Artists 7' 25''
Con-structure 2 (Death of Komarov on re-entry) Various Artists 4' 08''
Earthworks Various Artists 1' 00''
Iki El Various Artists 5' 46''
Plug-Out Baliklar II Various Artists 5' 00''
Uncomfortable Possibilities of Seamless Unions Various Artists 8' 02''
Diving Various Artists 6' 07''
Life in the Mist of Finer Thoughts Various Artists 5' 23''
Prelude No.17 (Istanbul Fog) Various Artists 3' 59''
SUTT Various Artists 1' 00''
Democracy Lessons Various Artists 5' 57''
The Monopoly of Victim Status Various Artists 5' 58''
I Want to be a Suicide Bomber Various Artists 8' 46''
Procession A.D. Various Artists 3' 18''
Sublimation F Various Artists 5' 27''
Subconscious Memories Various Artists 5' 57''
PerfYAy Various Artists 5' 36''
Nefes Various Artists 7' 40''
3 Cakil Tas Various Artists 7' 40''
Anadolog Various Artists 3' 19''
Strob Various Artists 3' 51''
Eta Carinae Various Artists 4' 23''
So Far Various Artists 3' 30''
Sworn Mother Various Artists 5' 18''

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