"My Heart is Immersed in Love" / "Gönlüm Düştü Bu Sevdaya"
November 25th, 2016 Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
The concert repertory of “My Heart is Immersed in Love" / “Gönlüm Düştü Bu Sevdaya", focuses to Yunus Emre poems. The pieces of Turkish Classical Music, Sufi, Mesopotamian, Folkloric, Anatolian melodies combining with Jazz, Western Classical Music forms and deeply exiting live performance of improvisations with traditional instruments like Ney and Kanun, gives emotionally deep and enjoyable wide range atmosphere to the repertory.
Yunus Emre is considered by many to be one of the most important Turkish poets. His poetry expresses a deep personal mysticism and humanism and love for God. His poems, written in the tradition of Anatolian folk poetry, mainly concern divine love as well as human destiny. Yunus Emre was a contemporary of Rumi and lived in the same region. In contrast to Rumi, he traveled and taught among the rural poor, singing his songs in the Turkish language of the common people. In his philosophical world Yunus Emre focuses on God, divine love, existence, life, death and the love of other human beings.
Turkish Classical Music has long history, the roots of Turkish Classical Music goes till 10th century and reach up today. The Turkish Classical Music Composers Güldeniz Ekmen, Ahmet Hatipoğlu, Selahaddin Pınar, Sadi Hoşses, Selahaddin İçli, Sikarizade Ahmed Efendi, Sadettin Kaynak, Abidin Gerçeker whose works performed during “My Heart is Immersed in Love" / “Gönlüm Düştü Bu Sevdaya" concert, are the cornerstone of this tradition.