In January - April 2019 I took part in a research ensemble, Sofra, as part of Bahar Bingol's PhD thesis. We were exploring how Turkish improvisation, and traditional Turkish music can be used to inform our own collaborative compositional processes. While everything we did was based in Turkish music, we were not expected to be masters of the Turkish style. The result was three fusion compositions, made from the Turkish style, Western style, and our own personal styles.
I had mixed the final audio recordings. The video was shot by Adam Larwill using a "music video" method and it was edited by Richard Lee Givens. Bahar also posts about her research on instagram #sofraensemble #musikiflow. https://www.instagram.com/bahargjuka/
This piece has chosen to raise awareness on children's rights, and particularly on child marriage.