The Origins feat. Baris Demirel

[CONCERT]
26th March
Cafe OTO, Dalston

Led by bass player Cem Tuncer, the Origins are performing as a six piece backed by trumpet player Baris Demirel, organist Tolga Zafer Ozdemir and with a range of wild instruments, including the Anatolian Kamancheh, the Kopuz (lute), kanun, clarinet, kaval, duduk, bendir and oud – no ordinary jazz set up!

Baris is well known for searching for new connections between his trumpet and digital interfaces influenced by hip hop, ambient, Turkish traditional and of course jazz.  Tolga Zafer Özdemir is a writer, pianist, composer and teacher dedicated to uncovering findings on algorithmic composition and developing the Tritonet, a tool to create musical structures visually and inspired by three thousand year tablet.

Cem Tuncer (bass)
Baris Demirel (trumpet)
Melisa Yildirim (Kemane, Kamancheh)
Dursun Can Cakin (Kopuz)
Suat Karakus (Percussion)

Cem Tuncer

Cem Tuncer

Bass

In 2004, Cem Tuncer came to grip with jazz. He took part mainly in jazz festivals as BETONE and TRIBASS which are both band projects. He released his own album Buddha’s Groove in 2009. He set up drum & bass guitar workshops in prominent universities of Turkey. He conducted a seminar at Bilkent University in 2013 at an organisation called ATMM (Audio Technologies for Music and Media) on “choice of types of trees and the factors affecting the sound”. He wrote columns in “Drum’n’Bass” magazine. In TRT, national public broadcaster of Turkey, he worked as a sound designer and art director in a documentary series entitled “The Sound of The City”. He composed numerous original songs for short films and documentaries. He still produces music for commercials and promotion films. In addition to all these, he performed in many album recordings of well-known musicians… Also, he is a recording engineer and producer and working with many musicians in London.

Baris Demirel

Baris Demirel

Trumpet

Barıştık Mı is a project by Turkish singer-songwriter and trumpet player Barış Demirel, influenced by the sounds of Turkey and predominantly the genres of rock, jazz, hip hop, and ambient that are close to the geography.

Barış enhances the connection between his trumpet and microphone using both analogue and digital equipment on stage and in his recorded music. His mellow vocals and innovative use of the loop pedal create his authentic yet effortless style, making him stand out amongst the contemporary jazz musicians and fusionists of his time.

Melisa Yildirim

Melisa Yildirim

Kamanchah

Melisa was born in 1995, Istanbul. While she was very young, began her music career with baglama. In 2010, she won the high school department of Istanbul Technical University Conservatory (ITU). In the early years of high school, she met Kemane and then, developed herself on this instrument. After completing her high school education, she started undergraduate studies in 2014, progressing into the state Conservatory of Turkish music in ITU. She won her first prize in the “Kemane” category in the ‘Teke Region of Folk Instruments Contest 2016’ and took part in the ‘Music village of Fethiye’ amongst numerous other instrumental projects in the Anatolian music field. She had duo project with fretless guitar artist Gilad Weiss. She took Kamancha and Kemane lessons from Ferhan Yeprem, who is a lecturer in ITU. At the same time, she studied about Azeri and Iranian music techniques with Iranian master artist Arslan Hazreti. Furthermore, she wrote a Kamancha method with him. In addition, she was learned Lute training from master artist Mehmet Emin Bitmez. She participated in Nazim Cinar’s orchestral researching theatre musical ‘Gelin Tanis Olalim’ play for a while. She took apart in a project, which has different ethnic cultures and languages of music, which was called “Rezbar” group.

Dursun Can Cakin

Dursun Can Cakin

Kopuz

SOAS University Concert-2017
Sounds of the World Concert
Interfaith Music Festival
Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi – 2013-2014
Music Teacher/ Private Saz Teacher – Present
Co-founder of Anatolian Collectives Band – Present
Prince of Wales Primary School, Role: Saz Teacher – Present
Britain Alevi Foundation, Role: Saz Teacher – Present
Melody UK Sanat Merkezi, Role: Saz Teacher – Present

Suat Karakus

Suat Karakus

Percussion

“Today we are aware of the latest technological developments and dominate them,
Productive and developing in all areas where sound and technology can be together,
Not limited to being adventurous with computer and Internet,
He is proficient at every stage of the process until the moment he comes into contact with the listener in the writing of music, but he has the say to say after the moment he reached the listener before the writing of the music,
I am a musician who sees and designs a whole field of life.”

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