Jessica Ackerley + Cansu Tanrikulu

 

Cansu Tanrıkulu and Jessica Ackerley started their musical partnership at the beginning of 2022 through an online picker wheel that decided their fate was to become a duo and write strange songs about Gandolfini in Mutual Mentorship for Musician’s 4th Cohort lead by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa. Collaborating between Berlin and Hawaii for months, Tanrıkulu and Ackerley could finally meet and work in person in New York during May 2022. This process of distant and in-person work ended up in a brand new band for the two multi-instrumentalists and inter-disciplinary creatives. The duo premiered their first composition/video work called “When In Doubt Stop, Drop and Gandolfini” on June 22nd, New York. Currently Tanrıkulu and Ackerley are recording their first album collaborating with a variety of guest artists, writing more songs about your favourite celebrities and booking shows in Europe, USA, Canada and Turkey as a duo.

You can watch their piece closing the night here:

Cansu Tanrıkulu and Jessica Ackerley started their musical partnership at the beginning of 2022 in Mutual Mentorship for Musician’s 4th Cohort led by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa. Collaborating between Berlin, New York, and Hawaii, Ackerley and Tanrikulu have carved out a unique sound blending the avant- garde in a humorous and edgy light. Both respective performers in their owns; Ackerley has released 13 albums to critical acclaim that have been featured on Pitchfork, BBC Radio, Bandcamp, and Wire Magazine as well as performed at Toned Festival, Canadian Music Center. They have been commissioned and held residencies at Atlantic Center For the Arts, Banff Center for the Arts, Mutual Mentorship, and New Music USA. Cansu Tanrıkulu is an award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and an improviser based in Berlin. She is one of the busiest young voices in the European Creative Music Scene leading/co-leading multiple international composition and performance projects, composing for platforms including Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Goethe Institut, DAAD and playing festivals including Jazzfest Berlin, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, A’larme Festival, NEXT Festival and Leipziger Jazztage. Her projects and collabs include: PILED UP by Tanrikulu (w. Lukas König, Nick Dunston & Simon Jermyn),Melez (w. Jim Black & Elias Stemeseder), MeoW (w. Jim Black, Liz Kosack & Dan Peter Sundland) & Tanrıkulu feat. Greg Cohen & Tobias Delius, Pep Talk (w. Korhan Erel), Aşa (w.David August) and Eonta (w. Carol McGonnell), Marc Ribot, Lucy Railton, Anthony Braxton’s Sonic Genome, Julia Hüllsmann, Trevor Dunn, Sofia Jernberg, Matt Mitchell & Stine Janvin. 

Jessica Ackerley (guitarist, composer, visual artist)

 

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