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September 5, 2018 MICE No Comments Email Email

An indispensable venue offering new discoveries for those seeking alternative sounds in Istanbul since 2010, Salon İKSV is as vibrant as ever in its new season. This September, the artists to take the stage at Salon include Rhye, Warhaus, Cecilia Krull and Mashrou’ Leila.

Rhye / Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 September, 22.30-20.00

R&B collective from California, Rhye was formed in 2013 by vocalist and producer Michael Milosh. They recorded their first three songs within only a week. They mysteriously released their songs Open and The Fall online, and suddenly drew the attention of the music world to themselves. The androgynous vocals of Milosh were likened to that of Sade and got compared with The xx. They conquered all the music lists with their debut album, Woman, and took the stage in the greatest festivals from Coachella to Pitchfork Music Festival, and from Montreal Jazz Festival to Primavera Sound. Their Istanbul debut was hosted by Salon İKSV in 2015. They took on a worldwide tour following the release of their second album, Blood, at the beginning of this year. On their second visit to Istanbul, they will be playing two nights at Salon İKSV.

Garanti Jazz Green: Warhaus / Friday-Saturday, 14-15 September, 22.00-22.30

Warhaus is the solo project of the Belgian indie rock band Balthazar’s front man, Maarten Devoldere. Devoldere made his first solo appearance with the debut EP, The Good Lie, which was a collaboration with Sylvie Kreusch, Devoldere’s romantic partner and the vocalist of Soldier’s Heart. The title of his 2016 debut, We Fucked a Flame into Being, was a quote from D.H. Lawrence’s novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The dark sentimentality of the album was likened to those of Leonard Cohen, Serge Gainsbourg, and Tom Waits. A year later, he released his self-titled second album. It will be his first performance at Salon İKSV as Warhaus, after his previous gig with his band mate, J. Bernardt. Warhaus will be at Salon İKSV on 14 and 15 September presenting a purely minimalist music with a pop sensitivity, in the scope of the Garanti Jazz Green concerts.

Okkervil River / Wednesday, 19 September, 21.30

The Texan indie rock band Okkervil River was formed by Will Sheff in Austin, Texas, where not one day passes by without another gift is presented to the music world. Their debut album cracked the gates open to the world-famous music fair South by Southwest, followed by their joining to one of the greatest families of indie-rock, Jagjaguwar. Sheff, together with the band’s very first accordionist and pianist Jonathan Meiburg, formed Shearwater, another band to collect and perform songs that fall outside the Okkervil River style, causing Meiburg to leave Okkervil River and move on solely with Shearwater in the long run. Despite all the separations they have gone through, Okkervil River managed to be one of the most sought-after bands and restructured themselves after the founding member Sheff overcame his therapies. According to Sheff, the 2017 tour with the new band members has been the most inspiring since 2003. The stories they collected during the tour paved the way to the 2018 album In the Rainbow Rain. They will be at Salon İKSV on 19 September to tell those stories first-hand.

Jehan Barbur / Thursday, 20 September, 21.30

One of the best jazz vocals in Turkey with her calming voice and narrative-laden songs and also a songwriter, Jehan Barbur was born in Beirut and migrated to the southern town of İskenderun in Turkey at the age of 2. She graduated from the American Culture and Literature department of Bilkent University in Ankara and moved to Istanbul in pursuit of her passion for music. She met with Bülent Ortaçgil by coincidence, who admired her songs and paved the way to a contract with Ada Muzik, from which she released her first album Uyan. Songs like Leyla and Gidersen quickly became hits, putting smiles on our faces. Her second album Hayat came in 2010, followed by Sarı in 2012. Travelling between light jazz and pop while flirting with Middle Eastern tunes, Barbur is the embodiment of the peace of mind. Her latest album Sizler Hiç Yokken was released in 2014. Barbur is also known for her soundtracks for remarkable plays and films, a book titled Çatıdaki Çimenler – Sen’e Yazılar, and short stories, poems and essays she wrote for journals like Kültür Mafyası and OTDERGİ. She will be at Salon İKSV on 20 September.

Cecilia Krull / Friday-Saturday, 21-22 September, 22.00-22.30

In the beginning of this year, a Spanish TV series stepped into our lives. Since that day, we were unable to imagine anything but kindhearted robbers with red jumpsuits and Dali masks, and of course its generic song My Life is Going On that was brought to life by Spanish jazz musician Cecilia Krull. Yes, we are talking about La Casa de Papel. Having risen to popularity with this song, that bonded the audience with the show as much as the story itself, Krull was born to a musician family and started singing at the age of 7. She sang for the Spanish Disney, during which she met the songwriter of My Life is Going On and others in many films and TV shows, Manel Santisteban. Together they took part in various productions for 8 years. She also collaborated with Juan Sebastian Trio and Ivan Sangüesa Trio in their albums. It will be her first time in Istanbul at Salon İKSV where she has millions of listeners, to present songs from her debut album.

Joep Beving / Tuesday-Wednesday, 25-26 September, 21.30

Neo-classical composer and pianist Joep Beving came to be known with his work for MassiveMusic, a music agency that provides music for ads, video games and the design world. After 10 years of working for MassiveMusic, he released his debut album Solipsism in 2015, where he switched to telling stories of his own instead of those of global companies. The title of the album was homage to the philosophy in which the truth can only exist in one’s mind. In 2017 came the second album, Prehension. His compositions inspired many who are seeking for an escape through music, cannot write their dissertations without turning on the music, or would like to have a soundtrack of their own life. This is his first time in Istanbul at Salon İKSV.

Mashrou’ Leila / Friday-Saturday, 28-29 September, 22.00-22.30

Beirut’s unique indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila was born out of Beirut American University students’ need for a way out of political deadlocks, in 2008. The band recorded their first album after winning a song contest and became the dearies of indie rock listeners who could not find what they were looking for in Beirut. Crowds turned up in queues to their concerts. They appeared on the covers of many magazines with their LGBTİ+ friendly stance and lyrics. They are particularly known with their energetic, breath-taking performances. According to The Guardian, they are destined to fill in the stadiums in the future. Mashrou’ Leila most definitely won the hearts of many, while evoking dissent in others, with their critical and satirical attitude. Following their sold-out 2016 concert this will be the second Salon İKSV gig of the band who are currently working on their fifth album.

Tickets for Salon İKSV’s new season 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).

Members of Vodafone FreeZone gets one free ticket with each ticket purchased.

Garanti Jazz Green concerts, sponsored by Garanti Bank, will meet the audience once again at the new season of Salon İKSV.

MasterCard supports Salon İKSV in the scope of its Priceless İstanbul programme.

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