"Both Sides of the Aegean" - Hüsnü Senlendirici

Hüsnü Senlendirici

Born on sister lands, embracing traditional instruments in their hands, Husnu Senlendirici and Trio Chios intertwine traditional melodies and rhythms to create a musical convergence based on histories of a rich Aegean past.

As a reflection on the surface of the Aegean reminds us, an image can appear the same at first glance, but on closer inspection, emerge actually in reverse. Just as the word for Aegean in Turkish is itself a mirror image as a palindrome: Ege. Husnu Senlendirici hears Trio Chios play a song and instantly recognizes that he has been playing a similar version for years. This happens time and again. A wave of familiarity hits then slowly drifts away. Similar yet different. Familiar yet strange. Improved upon and passed on from generation to generation, the music created