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Hasretim - Journey to Anatolia

Marc Sinan music, guitars, idea, concept and production
Andrea Molino arrangement, conductor (DVD only)
Jonathan Stockhammer conductor
Markus Rindt idea, concept and production

Dresdner Sinfoniker :
Andreas Winkler violin
Lena Thies viola
Benjamin Schwarz violoncello
Scott White double bass
Sascha Friedl flute, alto flute
Katrin Paulitz flute, alto flute
Norman Weidmann clarinet
Friedemann Seidlitz bass clarinet
Oˇguz Büyükberber bass clarinet
Thomas Eberhardt bassoon, contrabassoon
Mathias Gunnarsson trumpet
Helge von Niswandt trombone
Rolf Zielke prepared piano
Stefan Rindt percussion
Stefan Behrisch sound and video projection
Gunshots Frank Rotzsch

Traditional musicians from Turkey:
Mustafa Boztüy: darbuka, framedrum
Güç Başar Gülle: ud
Ömer Can Satır: kaval
Onur Şentürk: kemençe
Erdem Şimşek: saz

Traditional musicians from Armenia:
Araik Bartikian: duduk, zurna
Vazgen Makaryan: duduk, zurna

Concert recording is from the Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival 2011


Tableau I – Ordu
Ordu Taksimi
Asiye nin Gurbeti
Gayrı Dayanamam
Boztepe’nin Başında

Tableau II – Yayla
Kara Koyun Horlatması
Doyulurmu, Doyulurmu (Neşet Ertaş)

Tableau III – Trabzon
Ismail’in Sinan’la Atışması
Sürmene’de Kar
Acısu Horonu

Tableau IV – Erzurum
Aşık Eminoglu Hicivi
In Memory of Vahide
Aşkale Tanzara

Tableau V – Kars
Aşık Günay Yildiz ve Aşık
99 Beautiful Names


The DVD includes the premiere performance at Hellerau Festspiel-Haus in 2010, videos of traditional musicians from Anatolia, background information and a photo gallery.

Recorded live July 2011

ECM 2330-31

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Hasretim (“My Longing”) is a multi-media exploration of musical roots, and a musical search for cultural identity.
In 2009, Guitarist and composer Marc Sinan embarked on an unusual journey, its route leading from the Black Sea coast, where his grandparents lived, to the Armenian border. En route he located and filmed traditional musicians, players whose craft is dying today, capturing a music that speaks of restlessness and temperament, and bears the footprints of Anatolia’s cultural and ethnic diversity. In Hasretim, Marc Sinan’s musical findings are integrated into his own contemporary music for mixed ensemble (orchestrated and arranged by Andrea Molino) with Turkish and Armenian guests. Premiered as a “musical installation for orchestra and video documents”, Hasretim received an award from the German UNESCO Commission in 2011. The present CD/DVD package incorporates two full length (audio and DVD) performances of Hasretim, plus the field recordings made by Sinan and Dresdner Sinfoniker director Markus Rindt on their journey, which open a window on a fascinating musical world.