Levantine Rhapsody

After composing and playing with different artists and ensembles for the past 15 years, Didem Basar wanted to  create her own project, which would intertwine two musical influences: Turkish and Western classical music. The dialogue she created between the kanun and Western classical instruments is enriched by Turkish makams (modes), rhythmic cycles and improvisation, in compositions that have a distinctly impressionist approach.

Didem Basar, kanun, composition & musical direction

Noémy Braun, cello

Brigitte Dajczer, violin

Patrick Graham, percussion

Guy Pelletier, flutes

Music