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Marc Sinan

Hasretim - Journey to Anatolia

  • Type CD+DVD audio
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0602537289318
  • Catalog number ECM 3728931
  • Release date 13 September 2013
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About the album

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.

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