“Text is not just translated into another language of words, but into the language of music. The musicians perform translation and interpretation on multiple levels driven by curiosity.”
Das Orchester Magazine, 2019
Outstanding poets and soloists of contemporary music fashion new realms of musical experience between two metropolises. German meets Turkish poetry as kanun, saz, and kemenche encounter trombone, electronics, and double bass. Berlin and İstanbul are cities of experimental words and sounds nourishing the imagination. Musicians and poets from both cities collaborate to mimic each other’s languages and to create shapeshifting new pieces.
For Divan Berlin–İstanbul, members of Trickster Orchestra join together with members of Hezarfen Ensemble and six poets to unearth artistic forms between music, sound, electronics, and poetry.