REVIEWS "This is an excellent collection for those wishing to add an international flavor to a recital or chamber music program" -Percussive Notes
"..fascinating music and very helpful scholarship" -Dr. James Umble, Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University
DESCRIPTION Yeni Makam 4 for clarinet and percussion duo is a challenging and very satisfying chamber music work which explores traditional Middle Eastern rhythms (usul) and microtonal modes known as makam (maqamat). Scored for clarinet and def (tambourine), bandur (frame drum) and davul (small bass drum), Yeni Makam 4 bridges ancient musical practices of the Middle East with contemporary demands of Western chamber music. The work weaves through four different movements including: Taksim (Improvisation), Bir Karpuzmus (It was a Watermelon), Harem Havasi (Harem Song) and Dan Dun Davulu (The High-Low Sound of the Bass Drum). For advanced performers.