Duriye
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Duriye

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF

Dallas, Texas, United States | SELF
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Duriye @ 2826 Arnetic

Dallas, Texas, USA

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Press


Press release in Turkey about new album Dreamscapes. - Haber Hurriyet


Press release in Turkey about new album Dreamscapes - DHA - Dogan News Agency


Press release in Turkey about new album Dreamscapes. - DHA Son Dakika Haber


Press release in Izmir, Turkey about Duriye and her new album Dreamscapes - DHA Izmir Haberleri


Press release in Turkey about my new album Dreamscapes. - Mehmet Kurt - Porttakal.com


Radio KAMP in AZ Jazz MD reviewed Dreamscapes so here HIS comments:Dream A'La Donkey*** -kinda smooth jazzy, but it hassome pretty cool world rhythms. Groovy Talk - funky songand I must admit pretty cool. Dreamscape (Track 6)** -it's experimental so at least worth checking out once. Sounds Like: MichaelWilliam Gilbert, Toubab Krewe - Jazz Music Director


NJ NEW BRUNSWICK-Radio WRSU Music Director says "We added the Duriye album into our rotation, so I thought it was pretty cool, something different to say the least" - Radio WRSU - Music Director


"I thought DREAMSCAPES was just groovy! It has substance & soul behind it. Sounds natural, organic." - KUCR Riverside CA


Even though I'm not a big fan of electronic rhythms I can see the commercial potential for this one, especially on smooth jazz radio stations. Kind of funky/smooth jazz, reminds me of Candy Dulfer music. - Music Critic - Jazz Review by Wilbert Sostre


Discography

Dreamscapes - EP
Record Label: Duriye Rhythm and Sound Productions
Copyrights: Duriye and Linny Nance
Release Date: August 2010 Genre: World, Funk, Jazz

Track 1 – Dream A’La Donkey
Duriye – Percussion, Sound Design, Writer, Producer, Vocals, Spoken Words
Linny Nance – Keyboard, Synthesizers, Vocals, Writer, Producer
Bill Eden – Tenor Saxophone
Jason Bell – Electric Guitar

Track 2 – Groovy Talks
Duriye – Percussion, Sound Design, Writer, Producer, Vocal, Spoken Words
Linny Nance – Keyboard, Synthesizers, Vocals, Writer, Producer
Bill Eden – Tenor Saxophone
Jason Bell – Electric Guitar
Background conversations: Duriye, Lilian Kum, Dan Vansten, Naz Istanbullu, Vedia Corus Erguz, and various other random conversation from the streets in Istanbul.

Track 3 – Finding Home
Duriye – Percussion, Sound Design, Writer, Producer, Vocals, Spoken Words
Linny Nance – Keyboard, Synthesizers, Vocals, Writer, Producer
Brent Nance – Additional Percussion
Ron Malvern – Vocal

Track 6 – Dreamscape
Duriye - Sound Design, Producer, Writer, Spoken Words

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Bio

Duriye says "Dreams are full of images and sounds…Let your dreams guide your journey...We are each the scriptwriter, creator, and producer of our dream-images". Duriye started to pay more attention to her inner-world and feelings by analyzing her own dreams. She learned the importance of dreams to understand her inner world in her own life journey. She was a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas working towards an MFA degree and began to explore this mysterious dream language using sounds. Track 6–Dreamscape is a sound design of her own sleeping time dream. Duriye wanted to include her original dreamscape in this music album to inspire the ones who is interested to explore their dreams through sounds. This new album of music that Duriye produced has helped her to heal her own psychic wounds through sounds. My music represents her inner being inspired by sounds of dreams, as well as by familiar sounds that surround me such as Istanbul, Dallas, and friends. Duriye says "I believe I have found a way of transferring them to symbolic representations, which are musical notations."
As a cross-cultural musician, Duriye blends her own cultural roots with contemporary jazz and funk beats. Duriye started this journey in 1999 with Ayhan Sicimoglu in Istanbul Turkey, and studied Afro-Cuban rhythms. From performing with Las Estrellas in Istanbul under Ayhan Sicimoglu's Afro-Cuban Project, Duriye continues her journey in Dallas performing with different musicians in Latin, Jazz, Rock, Folk and Funk styles since 2004, along with her own band “Duriye & Friends." As a conga player, it’s been important for her to apply the fundamentals of Afro-Cuban rhythms with the proper technique and discipline.