Hüsnü Senlendirici


The clarinet- intense, soaring, yearning. This is the music that, long before we started to use the word chillout, soothed troubled gypsy souls in the twilight with its plaintive song; this is music that expresses hopes and yearnings; this is music that today fills the evening streets of old Istanbul with its evocative and enticing sounds. Playing snaking eastern melodies with lavish ornamentation or wild improvisations against complex drummed rhythyms and with a sound so close to human voice, the clarinet's expressive qualities already common amongst classical and gypsy musicians has now found a new, modern home under the influence/direction of Hüsnü Þenlendirici.