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Kairos Collective | Pîrî Reis

Named after the legendary Ottoman admiral and cartographer Pîrî Reis (1465?–1553), Michiel van der Meulen‘s debut album is the result of a journey of music exploration. It draws particularly from the makam of İstanbul, a pinnacle of the World’s modal traditions.  

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Album information

Tracks / total playing time 39:09

  1. Şehnaz yürük semâî
  2. Kürdî saz semâî / Zaman yolcusu
  3. Anamnisi
  4. Dügah saz semâî
  5. Nev-Eser peşrev / Muhabbet
  6. Nihâvend saz semâî / To Laiko

Genre

Contemporary modal music.

Liner notes

Read all about the album, tracks, sources of inspiration, and a bit about the music theoretical background.

Credits

Musicians
Harris Lambrakisney
Giorgos Papaioannou – violin

Manolis Kanakakis – kanun
Yorgos Mavromanolakis – oud
Marijia Katsouna –  bendir [1,3], tombak [2,4-6]

Tracks
All tracks were composed by Michiel van der Meulen. Pîrî Reis was recorded, mixed and mastered by Vangelis Apostolou at Studio Vasmaris (Heraklion, Crete, Greece) on November 13–16, 2016.

Album
Production, artwork and liner notesMichiel van der Meulen

Acknowledgements
I thank the musicians for playing the pieces so beautifully: out of their hands, the music magically appeared as it sounds in my head. Thanks are also due to my teacher Ross Daly. His modal composition seminars are among my most intense learning experiences, while being mystifyingly relaxed at the same time. The suggestion to record the music in Crete, with Greek musicians, was made by Kelly Thoma, to whom I am very grateful too. This music, including the people associated with it, has enriched my life. I hope that you enjoy my interpretation and understanding of it.

TouMilou Records #1 / EAN 8714835119579
© 2017 M.J. van der Meulen/TouMilou

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Pîrî Reis album art (1000 x 1000 px jpg)

Album art (1000 x 1000 px jpg)

Pîrî Reis, scores (Michiel van der Meulen, 2016)

Scores (pdf)

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