April 7, 2017
The idea for Kadınlar Matinesi (“Women’s Matinee”) first came about in 2011, at Rome – Donne in Jazz festival, when I was invited to play with a group of Italian musicians in a performance of recent works by women musicians from Turkey. In this concert, as well as my own songs, I arranged and performed songs that I selected from their albums (much fewer than today); and this made me want to turn this project into something more permanent, and share these wonderful pieces with musicians and audiences around the world.
GÜLÜN // ALLULLI // DE RAYMONDI
Longtime friendship of Marcello Allulli, Emanuele de Raymondi, and Selen Gülün led the three musicians to come together and create this multicultural project. As it took a few years to complete the album, the music in KAPI is the result of many layers of time, travels, places, and experiences. Through real teamwork, each of the compositions found their deeper soul.
I Won’t Give Up Neither Playing Nor Singing
Selen Gülün is a composer, pianist, vocalist and teacher. Her father brought home a wooden toy piano when she was little. Her love for the instrument started right away. Her family noticed her talent and encouraged her to enter the examinations for Istanbul State Conservatory. She succeeded and became a part-time piano student. Later on, she got enrolled in Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory and started her education on piano and composition.
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