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"eine Klangreise ins Blaue"

Die Klarinette hat Klezmerluft geschnuppert, sie lacht, weint und jubiliert. Die verblüffte Oud laushct einen Augenbick den ungewöhnten Klängen und geht dann ihre eigenen, orientalischen Wege. Die Rahmentrommel nimmt es gelassen und vibriert rhythmisch mal im Takt des Morgenlandes, mal im jiddischen gewand und dann - das lässt sie sich nicht nehmen - im Flamenco oder Tarantellastil. Der gesamte Mittelmeerraum samt seiner 3000 Jahre alten Kulturgeschichte plus die Improvistionsfreudigkeit des Jazz dient dem Ensemble FisFüz als Klang-Farbpalette, die Instrumente unterschiedlichster Kulturen vereint es in einem gemeinsamen Klangkosmos. So harmonisch klingt die Symbiose, dass man ihr gerne über die stabile Brücke zwischen den Kulturen folgt. - Jazzthetik


Discography

SIMSIM (Peregrina 2001)
Yakamoz (2007)
Golden Horn Impressions (Peregrina 2009)

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Annette Maye – Clarinets

was born in Flensburg/Germany in 1974. She founded the "ensemble FisFüz" along with Freiburg resident frame drum specialist and upcoming ZMF-award winner Murat Coskun in 1995. In 1998 "ensemble FisFüz" were awarded first price of SWR-world music competition. Annette took numerous travels with the band which led her to Eastern, Western and Southern Europe (f.e. Sofia Jazz Festival), Morocco, Tunisia and Iran (European Music Festival Tehran).
After her scientific graduation in Eastern European History, Musicology and Russian Annette enrolled in the Cologne Conservatory of Music. There she was educated in Jazz clarinet by Claudio Puntin and Frank Gratkowski. Annette has also been a member of Paulo Alvares´ class of improvisation and aleatoric music. As an ERASMUS scholar, in 2004/2005, Annette travelled to Paris and remained there for 7 months. During this period, she was able to continue her musical studies at the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse Paris".
Annette is also a member of the prize winning "Schäl Sick Brass Band" and of the "Banda Metafisica". She is also a member of the "James Choice Orchestra" which is looking for a combination between contemporary composition and improvisation, of the "Adam Noidlt Missiles" (sound painting) and of the "Wuppertal Improvisers Orchestra". With trio "Musai" along with Dusica Cajlan-Wissel (piano) and Malina Mantcheva (violin) she plays music of the 20th and 21st century. Annette is the main composer of "PyromanDuo" which has been winner of the international TIM-Music Award 2006 (category jazz) in Rome, and she has started the new duo project "Doyna", performing Klezmer-Jazz-Funk together with guitar player Martin Schulte. She has been involved in many theatre and studio productions. Since 2007 she is supported by GEDOK Cologne.
Further concerts, among others: Musiktriennale Köln 2004/2007, Radio Bavaria, West-German Radio, Moers New Jazz Festival 2005, "Rock for People"-Festival Czech Republic, Taiwan Music Festival, Concerts in Japan and South Corea.

Website: www.annettemaye.com
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/annettemayeclarinets

Gürkan Balkan - oud and guitar
...born in Istanbul, comes from a musical family. His mother emphasized his artistic education, his grandfather played ud, violin and clarinet, thus Gürkan started playing the ud when he was 8 years old. At the age of 9 he started taking ud lessons, and two years leater he commenced his musical education at the Istanbul Conservatory. During these years he studied ud, piano, guitar and composition. In 2002 he moved to Germany to study at the Stuttgart Conservatory.

Murat Coskun – frame drums, percussion

Since the completion of his degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Ethnomusicology, Murat Coºkun has been working as a professional percussionist, mostly in the fields of World Music, Early Music, Jazz, and experimental percussion.
In 1998 he won the SWR World Music Prize for his performance with the oriental jazz ensemble FizFüz.
He studied classical and sacred music as well as Middle Eastern and Eastern European folk-music. He was taught by the renowned Afghan percussionist Hakim Ludin.
Field visits to such cultural centres as Istanbul and Damaskus added to Murat Coºkun‘s musical expertise.
Murat Coºkun performs regularly throughout Europe, America, Africa and Asia (Germany, CH, AU, F, SWE, SLOW, LUX, USA, BULG, RUM, JUG, BIH, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Mongolia) (with ensemble FizFüz, Early Music Freiburg - Freiburger Spielleyt, Schäl Sick Brass Band, El Houssaine Kili, Kudsi Erguner, Zekai Tunca etc.). Festivals include the POPkomm Music Trade Fair, the WOMEX ’99 Berlin,and the Sofia Jazz Festival 2002.
He has also developed a solo programme, Fingerdance, which was performed at the Percussion Festival Roaring Hoofs (Mongolia 2003). 
Moreover, his work includes studio works and compositions as well as TV, radio, and theatre productions.
Since 1994, Murat Coºkun has taught in Germany and around the world. He is guest lecturer for Middle Eastern percussion at the Freiburg Conservatory.
In cooperation with the company ANKLANG-Musikwelt – Music World, Murat Coºkun developed the musical instrument Kandjiriqq.