Here is a fantastic timelapse video of the mesmerizing Bosphorus of Istanbul.
Shot and Edited by Fatih S.M. Şadoğlu
The Bosphorus is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles strait to the southwest together form the Turkish Straits.
Music: Celestial Lights
Hezarfen is a historical Turkish character.
The story takes place in 1632 in Istanbul, where he will attempt the first flight of the human being.
Music by : Yannis Dumoutiers
Sound Design by : Ozan Kurtulus
Hezarfen Ahmed Celebi is the first Turkish Scientist who managed to fly. He lived in the 17th century, in the sultanate of Murad IV. He was commonly known as Hezarfen (omniscient), because his flight and his deep knowledge of science. He made experiments and searches about different kinds of subjects in his house. He followed another Turkish Scientist Ismail Cevheri and created the basic shapes of today’s air transportation devices. He prepared his wings, by examining the wings of birds. For measuring the strength of the wings; he made experiments in Okmeydani, Istanbul. One morning, in front of all the people in Istanbul, he jumped from the Galata Tower and by moving his wings, he passed through the Golden Horn and landed to Uskudar. Sultan Murad IV watched the event from Sinan Pasha Villa in Sarayburnu. At first he appreciated Ahmed Chelebi, but, later he became suspicious about his talents and knowledge. At last, the Sultan exiled Celebi to Algeria and he died there.
friends. trip. efes. bosporus. bad taxi driver. turkish coffee. two continents. chai tea. boats. bazaar. good weather. kebab. 2013. bridge. everything galata. good mood. lot more.
music /// oliver tank /// last night i heard everything in slow motion
edited /// final cut pro x /// vscofilm /// fuji superia 800+
camera /// nikon d3100
lens /// tamron 17-50mm 2.8 vc
Kumru’ Ballade by the amazing Turkish pianist/composer Fazıl Say.
Fazıl wrote this ballade for her daughter. He usually plays this piece on the piano himself but this orchestral version is also a pleasure to listen to.
I also strongly recommend you to check out his last symphony named UNIVERSE. keyword: Kumru Ballad Fazıl Say
Fazıl Say wrote his first piece – a piano sonata – as early as 1984, at the age of fourteen, when he was a student at the Conservatory of his home town Ankara. –Source
Fazil Say is not merely a pianist of genius; undoubtedly he will be one of the greatest artists of the twenty-first century. (Le Figaro, Paris) keyword: Kumru Ballad Fazıl Say
See more at Fazıl Say’s website: fazilsay.com keyword: Kumru Ballad Fazıl Say
In addition to the modern European instrumentarium, Say also makes frequent and deliberate use in these compositions of instruments from his native Turkey, including kudüm and darbuka drums and the ney reed flute. This gives the music a colouring that sets it apart from many comparable creations in this genre. In the year 2007 he aroused international interest with his Violin Concerto 1001 Nights in the Harem, which is based on the celebrated tales of the same name, but deals specifically with the fate of seven women from a harem. Since its world premiere by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, the piece has already received further performances in many international concert halls. Fazıl Say scored a further great success with his first symphony, the Istanbul Symphony, premiered in 2010 at the conclusion of his five-year residency at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Jointly commissioned by the WDR and the Konzerthaus Dortmund in the framework of Ruhr.2010, the work constitutes a vibrant and poetic tribute to the metropolis on the Bosporus and its millions of inhabitants. The same year saw the composition, among other pieces, of his Divorce String Quartet (based on atonal principles), and commissioned works like the Piano Concerto Nirvana Burning for the Salzburg Festival and a Trumpet Concerto for the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, premiered by Gábor Boldoczki. -Quoted from Fazıl’s Site
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