Actualitées

Meşkhane is an international trio, with members from Scotland, France and Bulgaria, playing oriental percussion, saxophone and kanun. The kanun is a wonderful instrument from Turkey and the arab world. Their repertoire is comprised of Turkish-Ottoman classical music, popular folkloric music from Turkey, oriental and Balkan music. Between the variety of popular rhythms, the rigor of Ottoman classical music, and the mysteries of the makams, they flow through many different moods.

 

Next concerts

Summer in France

12 août @ Chez Pierrot - Arcizans-avant

13 août @ Le bouche à oreille - Simorre

14 août @ Les apéros musique - Blesle

18 août @ Barbatruc - Fougéres

19 août @ Papier Buvard- Soulvache

20 août @ café théodore - Trédrez Locquémeau

21 août @ Hilion - Forvil

25 août @ Rennes - La cours des miracles

26 août @ Blois - Trubadours

27 août @ Meung-sur-Loire - Tard t'art


Past concerts:

4 may @ Taverna del cat - Barcelona

5 may @ Armonia restaurant - Barcelona with special guest Vassiliki Papageorgiou

8 may @ Festival Balka Barna - Barcelona

11 may @ Gypsi lou - Barcelona

12 may @ Bodega Saltó - Barcelona

4 march @ La Jaima - San celoni

25 may @ Bulgarian national radio with special guest Vassiliki Papageorgiou

 

France tour

24 february @ LE cause toujours - Valence

25 february @ Le chapelier toqué - Clermont-Ferrand France

26 february @ art conce-café à Montceau l'étoile

27 february @ la brosse du milieu

28 february @ somewhere

4 march @ La lanterne - Mende

5 march @ L'abri des possibles - Auch

6 march @ Chez Mémé - Foix

05 june @ la clef - Brioude

06 june @ Les 24 heures du Myon - Myon

12 june @ hôtel des vils - Clermont-ferrand

18 june @ Bistro Prima luna - Berne Suiss

19 june @ La boîte à gants - Lyon

21 june @ Fête de la musique du Chapelier toqué - Clermont-ferrand

26 june @ 21.30h - koitton - Barcelona

27 june @ 22h - arco de la virgen - Barcelona

28 june @ 13.30h - bodega saltó - Barcelona

2 june @ casa orlandai - Barcelona

3 juillet @ Apéros musique - Blesle

4 juillet @ lampisterie - Brassac les mines

8 jully @ Laymotiv - Lay

9 juillet @ du foin sur les planches - Le pont de la Villette 69240

10 juillet @ Le remue méninge - St-Etienne

11 jully @ l'engrenage - Charlieu

13 jully @ la capitainerie - joze

15 jully @ la mappemonde - le Puy-en-velay

16 jully @ blizzart - La chaise Dieu
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About us

Meşkhane is a group of three musicians who share a common love for and interest in Turkish and oriental music. They met on a beautiful island in the Bosphorus and found that their music matched instantly. They had the same interest for Turkish and oriental music which is music they continue to learn. Between the variety of popular rhythms, the rigor of Ottoman classical music and the mysteries of makams, their playing flows through many different moods. It latches on to themes, expressing and following sections of the music in interesting ways. This style of music is never totally fixed. It is always alive.

Their repertoir consists mostly of classical Turkish pieces and gypsy dancing tunes using saxophone, kanun, darbuka and other percussion. They are all in the oriental modes, similar to the western scales, called "makam". In general terms makam is a set of scales(tetrachord/pentachord), called çeşni (flavours), combined with the seyir, which is the behavior of melodic development (ascending or descending). The main difference between western and makam music is that the makams are entirely melodic, excluding harmony and chords. The only inportance is the interval between the notes not the pitch itself.

The majority of the pieces were written in Ottoman time, mostly by old masters (usta) and performed on traditional instruments like oud, kanun, ney, tanbur, kemenche (lira).

Contacts


contact@meskhane.eu

// (+033) 685117304 (Yann - France)

// (+090) 5349717497 (Stuart - Istanbul/Scotland)