for ney (or kemençe) and cello(2012)
|Commission||Commissioned by Hakan Erdogan for Bach Before & After|
|Premiere||March 23, 2012; Bach Before & After; St. Antuan Cathedral; Istanbul, Turkey; Kudsi Erguner, ney • Eric Maria Couturier, cello|
In Ottoman Turkish, Asumani means “according to the skies”--as in reaching to the skies, to become enveloped completely with the love of the almighty. The Turkish instruments used, which can be Ney or Kemence, are both synonymous with spiritual Ottoman or sufi music. Asumani is commissioned by Hakan Erdogan. It was premiered at the Bach Before & After concert series at the St Antuan Cathedral in Istanbul by neyzen Kudsi Erguner and cellist Eric Maria Coutier in March 2012. A version for alto flute and cello is also available.
- Kamran Ince