"Space is sound in multiple dimensions"
An experience of intimate texture which is expressed by the meaning of sounds. The delicacy and tenderness of the fretless guitar combined with the presence and clarity of the Kamancha paint a sonar picture which is rich both dynamics and harmony.
“ We wanted to deliver a sound which is both intimate and big at the same time, and which absorbs the listeners into a new world, as if they are living inside the instruments. In this album we wanted to make a uniform texture of the sounds of our instruments, we wanted to reimagine their way of playing while simultaneously being loyal to their traditions. This album is a musical expression of our friendship and combined sound imagination. ”
Release date 1st January 2021.
1- Bu Bir Anı | This is a Remembrance
2- İpek Yolu | Silk Road
3- Yeldeğirmeni Zeybeği | Windmill Zeybek
5- Mikail’in Şarkısı | Song of Michael
6- Talûş | Bir Oylumun Yolculuğu
8- Meçhûl | Unknown (feat. Adem Tosunoğlu)
Melisa Yıldırım: Anatolian Kamancha and Kemane.
Gilad Weiss: Fretless guitar, Classical Guitar and Bass Ukulele
Adem Tosunoğlu: Tanbur (8- Meçhûl)
Produced by Gilad Weiss & Melisa Yıldırım
Mix and Master by Ahmet Gökhan Coşkun at AGC Studios in Ankara.
Recorded at Studio Mixhane in İstanbul by Bahadır Yıldız and Ertan Keser.
Album Cover Photo by Kerem Can.
Visual design by EO Design & Digital Agency, London.
©️ All compositions and arrangements by Gilad Weiss and Melisa Yıldırım.
Except Esma (Turkish traditional) and Dugit (composed by Lev Shvarts)- arrangend by Gilad Weiss and Melisa Yıldırım.
Making Tracks 2019 Live Tour album on all digital music platform!
Making Tracks brings together musicians from the UK and around the world to showcase diverse music, initiate new collaborations and explore strategies for music-based environmental engagement.
This album features live solo and collaborative performances from the Making Tracks 2019 Tour, including new works created during our opening two-week residency, facilitated in partnership with Found Sound Nation. All proceeds of this album go to the eight 2019 Making Tracks Fellows:
Melisa Yildirim (Turkey)
Arsen Petrosyan (Armenia)
Barbora Xu (Czech Republic)
Kaviraj Singh (UK)
Katariin Raska (Estonia)
Luna Silva (France/Spain/UK)
Louise Bichan (UK)
Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno (Kenya)
Made possible with funding from Arts Council England.
released November 13, 2020
Produced by Merlyn Driver
Mixed and mastered by Kaviraj Singh
Photography by Ilinca Vanau
Making Tracks is an environmentally-focused international music exchange programme, based around an annual UK residency and tour.
"One of the most exciting purveyors of international music in the UK"