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February 23 , 2009

Sinan/Hülsmann Release Concert in Berlin

“Fasıl”, the fascinating new project that is the outcome of a three way collaboration between guitarist Marc Sinan, composer-pianist Julia Hülsmann and author Marc Schiffer, gets its official album release concert at Berlin’s Radial System V on Saturday February 28.

The song cycle “Fasıl” tells the story of Aisha, last wife and great love of the prophet Mohammad, in a fresh and original manner. Bandleader Marc Sinan, German-Turkish guitarist whose work spans classical and jazz idioms, seeks here to create also a link to Islamic music in his improvisations, and his ensemble is ‘multi-cultural’ all the way. Serbian singer Yelena Kuljić, fresh from her leading role in David Marton’s new staging of “Lulu”, is thoroughly impressive as Aisha.

The album’s melodies derive largely from the pen of Julia Hülsmann, whose trio – recently heard on the widely-acclaimed “End of a Summer” album – forms half of the “Fasıl” line-up. And the group is completed by violist Lena Thies, from the Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, instinctively a player between the genres, praised by Sinan for her exuberant curiosity...

More concert information and ticket details at www.radialsystem.de

More information about the “Fasıl” album here and at Sinan’s web site www.marcsinan.com