Samir Odeh-Tamimi & Hezarfen Ensemble on stage
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsThe Goethe-Institut Istanbul and Borusan Music House are presenting a series called “New Music -- Commented Concerts.” The first concert of the series will feature Berlin-based Palestinian-Israeli composer Samir Odeh-Tamimi, who musically brings together the European environment he lives in today with the Islamic-Oriental traditions that shaped his youth. His music bears traces of Sufi rituals that are deeply rooted in him, thanks to the influence of his grandfather, who was an esteemed Sufi healer. Many other ingredients also spice up his music, and his choice of instruments reveals his Palestinian-Israeli roots.
Odeh-Tamimi will perform with the Hezarfen Ensemble, known for supporting young musicians through intercultural projects and interdisciplinary performances. Odeh-Tamimi’s debut presentation of some new music at this performance is highly anticipated in music circles. His comments on his selected works, and Hezarfen Ensemble’s renderings of them, will create a setting where listeners’ questions will be answered. This encounter, where musicians and discussion will complement each other on stage, will launch the “Commented Concerts” at Borusan Music House.