Sonic Borderlines: Anima-Shirvani
Anima Shirvani is an ensemble specialising in historical performance practice, creating a link between European Renaissance and Baroque music and traditional music from Persia, the Caucasus and Anatolia
SO 30.10, 19H ACUD Club
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The transcultural ensemble concerts under the title Sonic Borderlines seek an international and decolonised historical performance practice. The radically curated evenings bring together musicians from diverse backgrounds, such as Arabic and Azerbaijani classical music and music from the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. This part is curated by Jeremy Woodruff from the Berlin School of Sound.
ARTISTS OF THE NIGHT:
Deniz Mahir Kartal – Kaval, Duduk (Balaban)
David Budai – Viola da Gamba
Sebastian Flaig – Percussion
Pedro Alcàcer Doria – Theorbe
Tural Ismayilov – Renaissanceposaune, künstlerischer Leiter
Anima Shirvani is an ensemble specialising in historical performance practice that creates a link between European Renaissance and Baroque music and traditional music from Persia, the Caucasus and Anatolia. Consisting of internationally renowned artists, the ensemble is dedicated to authenticity of performance on 16th and 17th century instruments at a distinctly high level.
Shirvani originates from a name of a historical region, which was the state of the Shirvan Shahs from the 8th to the 16th century.
Hamburg-based musician Tural Ismayilov completed his studies in historical performance practice at the conservatories in Hamburg and Bremen. Since then he has performed with leading early music ensembles worldwide. But his heart has always beaten for the classical music of his home country Azerbaijan, where he was born and raised - Mugam, the improvised music according to specific rules, passed down orally over centuries. It dates back to the Renaissance and the Middle Ages, when Europe experienced its cultural "resurrection". And so the idea of a "Silk Road" was born, an ensemble that explores and connects music from both cultures.