Konjo feat. Alper Maral

Salt Galata

February 23, 2017 20.00

Konjofeatalpermaral 2016 ©Orçun Baştürk
©Orçun Baştürk
SALT Galata, Floor 1

Coinciding with the launch of the double album, Konjo feat. Alper Maral // Konjo feat. Serdar Ateşer by Müzik Hayvanı, improvisational performance project Konjo will realize an “in the moment” acoustic improvisation at SALT Galata. Accompanied by composer and musicologist Alper Maral, the program will take place as part of Long Thursday.

Konjo trio is formed by Şevket Akıncı, Orçun Baştürk and Sumru Ağıryürüyen, bringing their experience in contrasting musical genres and years of experimentation with various styles and forms to the project. These musicians generate improvised compositions which evolve from the intersection points of many traditions of music – from Central Asian melodies to blues, from spoken word and krautrock to the nuances of modal (maqam) music.

Alper Maral is known for his predominantly electroacoustic chamber music compositions, and theater and film soundtracks, which usually have a dramaturgic arc and originate from the relational understanding of “culture within music - music within culture.”