Monday 10 August 2015, 8pm
Istanbul-based free music ensemble, Konstrukt, perform alongside special guest Alexander Hawkins. Having played with the likes of Joe McPhee, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, and Marshall Allen, Konstrukt have carved a niche for themselves at the very forefront of Turkish free music.
Korhan Futaci / saxophones, flutes
Umut Çaglar / guitar, organ, synth, flutes, percussion
Barlas Tan Özemek / bass
Berke Can Özcan & Cem Tan / drums, cymbals
“Konstrukt comprises; guitarist Umut Çağlar, saxophonist Korhan Futaci, drummer Cem Tan & Berke Can Özcan and bass player Barlas Tan Özemek. The band has been garnering attention not only at home in Turkey but in European improvised music circles. They have performed with Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Akira Sakata, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Michiel Braam's Bik Bent Baam, Alfred Harth, Eugene Chadbourne. To record with these jazz giants is, indeed, a stamp of approval and hopefully their message of liberating music can be heard by a larger audience. Their albums have been released by prestigious labels on LP and CD formats.”