KORHAN FUTACI saxophones, flutes, fx
UMUT ÇAĞLAR guitar, guembri, wind instruments, percussions
APOSTOLOS SIDERIS double bass
BERKAN TİLAVEL electronic percussions, drums
EDİZ HAFIZOĞLU drums, percussions
KEN VANDERMARK tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
20.30 Doors open
Free form music, extraterrestial frequencies, cosmic chaos and Istanbul…
Konstrukt was founded in Istanbul in 2008. On the 10th year of their musical adventure, they had the opportunity to share the stage with numerous renowned musicians including Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Akira Sakata, Evan Parker, Marshall Allen, Thurston Moore, Keiji Haino, William Parker and Okay Temiz.
The band has been actively producing music since 2008 and has joined many major international festivals including Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Krakow Jazz Autumn, Tusk, Zuma Fest, Jazztopad, Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival and A L’Arme!.
The albums they released in 2016 Live at Tarcento and Live at NKHM have been praised as among the best albums of the year by international music critics (Andy Votel /NYCJazzRecord). Their albums A Philosophy of Warping and Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire recorded with Keiji Haino in Istanbul and released through the Berlin-based record company Karl Records, has been featured as among the best of 2017 by The Attic magazine.
Before their performance at the Borusan Music House in October, the band will play at Kopenhagen’s prominent clubs Alice and Newcastle, and at the cult music festival TUSK featuring Otomo Yoshihide. The band continues to celebrate its 10th year with the saxophone player and clarinettist Ken Vandermark from the U.S., one of the prominent figures of free jazz.
One of the most important musicians the Chicago-area has presented to the world of free jazz, Ken Vandermark is considered among musicians such as Peter Brötzman, John Zorn, Joe McPhee, Mats Gustaffson. Following his visit to Turkey with The Ex two years earlier, this time around Vandermark will be visiting Istanbul as Konstrukt’s guest. Vandermark has nurtured his music with different fields of art such as literature, cinema and photography and has presented another dimension of his music to audiences with his works dedicated to Thomas Bernhard and Shellac. With ensembles such as the DKV TRIO, Vandermark 5, School Days and Territory Band, he has enthralled his audience with his long-standing friends Peter Brötzmann, Mats Gustaffson and Kent Kessler. Ken Vandermark has been deemed worthy of the MacArthur Fellowship in 1999 for his contributions to U.S. jazz history. It is a performance that shouldn’t be missed by fans of Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, William Parker and Peter Brötzmann.