“Kantoj de Fermiteco” Cansu Tanrıkulu feat. Greg Cohen & Tobias Delius
“Spooky moods. Powerful playing. Telepathic communication. A beautiful and adventurous collection of surrealistic sonic tableaux by three master musicians.”
— John Zorn
Combining experience with a no holds barred attitude as improvisers Cansu Tanrıkulu (TUR), Greg Cohen (USA) and Tobias Delius (UK) have been playing in a selection of finest free-improv platforms of Europe for the last three years. Sometimes creating a meditative drift through their multi-layered melodies and sometimes throwing you into the dense emotionality of a Shamanistic ritual the trio invents new forms of avant-garde songs every single performance.
On November 5th 2021 the trio has released their debut album “Kantoj de Fermiteco” ( Songs from Closed Spaces in Esperanto) from LowSwing Records. The premiere took place on November 6th in Jazzfest Berlin w. Marc Ribot as the special guest for the occasion. You can watch the set on arte concert here:
Touching upon political messages about censorship, obsessive love relationship between the TV and it’s human, deeply internalised toxic masculinity in the form of broken mottos from a mother’s mouth, jukeboxes of doom and home-made Bibles the music is basically a composed tableau of closed spaces assembled by Cansu Tanrikulu. In order to stay loyal to the momentary nature of the performance the music is recorded and mixed live by Guy Sternberg directly into the master tape. While presenting the album live the trio will also be working regularly with video artist Daniela Imhoff in installation settings and pre-produced video format reflecting the heavily scenic essence of the album.
Review of “Kantoj de Fermiteco” in LP Magazin (Dezember/Januar issue):
Tanrikulu Introducing the album on 44. Leipziger Jazztage: