AN ORIGINAL DUO
The two legendary figures of Turkish music have never performed as a duo. This concert will soon fill the gap as it brings them together for the first time. These two dazzling masters have already left their mark at the Théâtre de la Ville: in 2019, Derya Türkan's delicate phrasing resounded alongside the qanun master Hakan Gungör, and in 2007, Erdal Erzincan's own phrasing was delightfully matched with the Iranian Kayhan Kalhor’s kamancheh.
Now the three strings of Derya Türkan’s bowed kamancheh will dialogue with those of the baglama, a long-necked lute played without a plectrum by Erdal Erzincan. Together they will bring to life the multi-secular tradition of the Alevi and Bektashi mystical music rooted in the far reaches of Anatolia. Its tender softness is an invitation to meditate.
DERYA TÜRKAN KAMANCHEH
ERDAL ERZINCAN BAGLAMA