Techno Roman Project

  • country:Turkey
  • style(s):Electronic, Gypsy
  • label:Elec-Trip Records
  • artist posted by:Elec-Trip Records

Turkish Rom & Electronic Fusion from today’s
Istanbul

What happens if you combine Turkish Rom music
with electronic rhythm sections? In 2003, this
intriguing question lead to the formation of Techno
Roman Project, a group of musicians who explore
the co-existence of tradition and technology.

Techno Roman Project recorded their first album
“Feleque” which was released by Elec-Trip Records
in Istanbul. In the album, famous clarinet player
Selim Sesler and his string team represented the
“Rom” portion of Techno Roman Project. Elec-Trip
Records’ electronic music arrangers, who keep up
with the Turkish underground electronic scene,
built the “electronic” part of the project. The creator
of the project, percussionist Lari Dilmen, managed
to build a bridge between two distinct worlds as the
musical director of “Feleque”.

Techno Roman Project gets on stage to perform
brand new songs, as well as new interpretations of
classic songs, such as “Mavi Boncuk ”. In each
concert, different virtuoso players with their
authentic instruments form the team. Therefore,
sometimes a “violin” accompanies a “clarinet”; at
other times a “qanoun” is seen more appropriate
for the occasion. Whichever solo instruments are
selected, they are preferably joined by a Turkish
belly dancer. After all, electronic or not, Turkish
Rom music is almost unthinkable without a dancer…