phone interview: Mehmet Sanlikol

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Modern, yet exotic. Edgy, wild and hauntingly beautiful. Present Music brings five pieces new to Milwaukee, including three American premieres by Present Music favorite, Kamran Ince. The program will also be recorded for Present Music’s 10th CD album.

“Asumani”, a 2012 work for flute and cello by the gifted Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince…builds spare, questioning music gestures…into a radiant climax before dissolving again into silence. – Stephen Brookes, the Washington Post

Mehmet Sanlikol: Composer, ethnomusicologist, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, Harvard research fellow and Emerson and Holy Cross faculty member, Mehmet Sanlikol hails from Cyprus and Turkey. Originally a classically trained pianist, he studied with the internationally acclaimed Turkish composer/jazz pianist, Aydin Esen and won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music.

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