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Embracing a variety of musicians and music genres from all around the world, Salon İKSV presents an exciting programme as it turns 10 years old, keeping you busy with good music throughout the year. Buckle up for unique discoveries at Salon at its new season.

The artists to take the stage in December at Salon include Shalgam Records Selects #1, Hania Rani, Birlikte Güzel: Boy Harsher, Birlikte Güzel: Thomas Azier, Kalben, and Nekropsi.

Shalgam Records Selects #1 / Thursday, 5 December, 21.00

Istanbul-based indie record label Shalgam Records, which has adopted the motto ‘If we love it, we’ll release it’, doesn’t limit the albums they release to a single genre. They have decided to carry this open-ended approach in their musical range over to their event night. The first night of these event series, in which the record label features not only the artists on its roster but also those it admires, TJ Porter, Can Tan, Jakuzi (Acoustic) and Guguou, will be held at Salon İKSV on the evening of Thursday, 5 December.

Hania Rani / Friday, 6 December, 21.30

Pianist, composer and musician Hania Rani has found her musical identity between her different lives in Warsaw where she was born and raised, and Berlin where has studied and often works. Warsaw, which she describes as her home, and Berlin, where she studies and works… These two separate lives have directly influenced Hania Rani‘s musical identity, compositions and development as a musician. While she was starting off in preparing her strings, piano and electronic arrangements, she had the opportunity to work with Christian Löffler, Dobrawa Czocher and Hior Chronik. She released an album with her band Tęskno, founded with vocalist Joanna Longić. Rani performed as a musician at various prestigious events held at such venues as the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Funkhaus in Berlin and The Roundhouse in London. Her first solo piano compositions were collected in her album, Esja, which was released in April of this year. This was the first time that Rani was able to express herself fully in the musical sense. Instead of collaborations and projects, there was only “her” now. The album, which takes its name from a mountain in southwestern Iceland, which constantly changes in appearance due to the severe changes in weather conditions, conveys Hania Rani‘s thoughts during the process of making the album to the audience in a refined way. Hania Rani will be performing at Salon İKSV on 6 December.

Birlikte Güzel: Boy Harsher / Saturday, 7 December, 22.30

The American post-punk and synth-pop fusion band that brings life and sound to darkness Boy Harsher, consisting of duo Jae Matthews and Augustus Muller started the project Teen Dreamz in 2013. The project was based on short stories written and read by Matthews and live scored by Muller. Over time, their music became increasingly danceable and Matthews’ delivery became more dynamic and spontaneous turning into vocals. In 2014, the duo took on the moniker Boy Harsher. They recorded their first EP, Lesser Man, at home during the same year. While they didn’t even have an album, they had turned into a cult on the synth-pop scene and had established a very loyal fan base. Tickets for their concerts are sold out in advance, and their records are sold at the speed of light. Their first album, Yr Body is Nothing, was released in 2016. Matthews’s vocals and lyrics about passion, fantasies and loneliness, and Muller’s minimal and dynamic synthesizer touches are the most important factors that make Boy Harsher stand out from the crowd. These factors appear more strikingly with their second album Careful, released a few months ago. Songs that revolve around the themes of withering lives and mental health, allow us to passionately connect with Boy Harsher‘s darkness. Boy Harsher will be at Salon İKSV on 7 December.

Birlikte Güzel: Thomas Azier / Friday, 13 December, 22.00

The Dutch-born musician and singer Thomas Azier currently residing in Berlin that makes his passion for electronic music felt in every note of his dynamic synth-pop music and every word out of his mouth.

He was only 19, he moved from his native Holland to Berlin in order to find his musical identity. Azier has worked with many musicians including Diplo and Stromae. His first album Hylas, inspired from Berlin’s extremely colourful nightlife and techno clubs, was released in 2014. After a very long tour, he moved to Paris. Paris played a major role in the creation of Rouge, his second album, released in 2017. Both of his albums received the Edison Award, one of the most prestigious music awards in the Netherlands. His journeys from Paris to New York and from Berlin to Amsterdam gave life to Stray, his latest released 2018. Stray, all composed on the road, caused an interesting change in the artist’s creation and production process. This change resulted in the entire album being recorded in hotels and rental apartments with a laptop and USB microphone. He has performed at important festivals such as Best Kept Secret, Lowlands and Eurockéennes as well as having sold out club concerts at Paris, Amsterdam and New York. Thomas Azier is coming to Turkey for the first time and he will be performing at Salon İKSV on 13 December.

Kalben / Saturday, 14 December, 22.30

Our music scenes’ singer-songwriter Kalben touches our lives with her songs. Her adventure with music started at the age of 8 when her mother brought home a keyboard. She bought her first guitar when she was 14 and began to write heartfelt songs. Her performance of Sadece recorded during her concert at Sofar Sounds İstanbul became the most viewed Sofar Sounds video in the world. Her self-titled debut album has left its mark on our music scene, and many of her songs such as Saçlar, Taşikardi, Fırtınalar became extremely popular. At her concerts, thousands of people become a choir accompanying her songs. Her place on the music lists has always been at the very top. Kalben continued to be in our most listened playlist with her second album Sonsuza Kadar released in 2018. She will be meeting her fans and performing at Salon İKSV on 14 December.

Nekropsi / Friday- Saturday, 20-21 December, 22.00-22.30

The progressive rock dream team from the Istanbul music scene consisting of Cem Ömeroğlu (guitar/vocals), Cevdet Erek (drums/vocals), Gökhan Goralı (guitar/vocals), and Kerem Tüzün (bass guitar/vocals), has been the prominent face of progressive and experimental rock in Turkey. Their debut album Mi Kubbesi was released from Ada Müzik in 1996. At their concerts blessed by the spirits of mechanisation and improvisation, they have delivered performances that have astounded us with the command of their instruments. One of the best debut albums of our music scene, Mi Kubbesi was followed by the albums Sayı 2 in 2007 and 1998 in 2009. 2013 is recorded as the year Nekropsi became monthly, so to speak. Their album Aylık (Monthly) from which they shared a new song each month was released in 2013. After 5 years of Nekropsi deprivation, in 2018 they moved into the king suite of our playlists with their singles Sekizler and Ta Ta Du. Their two-night Salon İKSV concert that took place last March continues to echo in our minds. Nekropsi will be at Salon İKSV on 20 and 21 December for another two consecutive night concert in a rare, tickets going at light-speed, satisfaction guaranteed live performance.

Tickets for Salon İKSV can be purchased from Biletix sales channels and the box office at İKSV (without service charge, every day, except for Sundays, between 10.00-18.00).

Garanti BBVA Concerts, sponsored by Garanti BBVA, meet the audience once again at the new season of Salon İKSV.

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