Previously held in London, the critically acclaimed Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland (JEMP) festival heads to Istanbul for its first ever edition abroad this October as part of the 2014 cultural programme celebrating 600 years of Polish – Turkish diplomatic relations. Taking place at various venues across the city, including Salon IKSV, and the popular Arkaoda, the festival will showcase an eclectic mix of free jazz, electroacoustic improvisation, deconstructed classical ottoman music and other experimental styles. In addition to concerts, there will be residencies, installations and sound art proje cts, all involving cross – border partnerships.Read More
I am happy to announce that Zeynep Gedizlioğlu was one of the three recipients of the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize! She is the bold composer of “Along the Wall” a very brilliant work about the ancient city walls of Istanbul (can be found on “Listening to Istanbul” CD).