Tuesday 28 November 2017, 7pm, OTO Project Space
Fahrettin Aykut / drums
Umut Çağlar / guitar, guimbri, woodwinds
Jone Takamaki / woodwinds, tenor sax
Alan Wilkinson / bass clarinet, bariton sax
Fahrettin Aykut (Architect & Ex-drummer of BabaZula) and Umut Çağlar (co-founder of Konstrukt) are teamed up in order to explore the roots and traces of “ancient” shamanic rhythms. They are joined by two fantastic reedmen Alan Wilkinson (UK) and Jone Takamaki (FIN).
The music project premiered in Istanbul this year with Jone Takamaki. Although, the Myth Duo presented an art project to Turkey’s biggest art fair “Contemporary Istanbul" this year, their project's name called “Urban Transformations” focusing on memory issue in modern world using the duo’s music as soundtrack to the artwork itself.
Jone Takamäki is a reed player who has been active in the Finnish avant garde and improvised music scene since the late 70s. In 1981 he received the first ever Pekka Pöyry Award and in the same year released his self titled debut (one year before Universal Mind) with Antti Hytti and Samppa Salmi. Between 1983 and 1989 Takamäki was involved in the Edward Vesala’s Sound and Fury workshops, and was also part of the group Roommushklahn with Raoul Björkenheim (guitars),Antti Hytti(bass),Tom Nekljudow(drums and percussion)and Jarmo Savolainen (keyboards). In 1991 he joined the ECM signed Finnish jazz/rock/improv collective Krakatau, founded and run by Raoul Björkenheim. In 1997 he co-founded the group Otná Eahket with Antti Hytti and Tom Nekljudow, and in the early 2000s co-founded large ensemble Suhkan.
He is a specialist in Japanese shakuhachi and hocchiku flute playing, solo and duo performances, including performances as KAN with Japanese butoh dancer Aki Suzuki and Finnish drummer Otzir Godot. Takamäki also acts, teaches and has done sound design for a number of films and theatre productions. – Arc Light Editions
Alan Wilkinson was a formative part of the Leeds experimental music scene in the 80s, founding the Termite Club and as part of the ferocious Hession/Wilkinson/Fell trio. Since relocating to London in 1990 he has continued to play and promote the music and remains one of the most powerful saxophone voices around today, recently adding bass clarinet to his usual Alto and Baritone. He has played with Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, Chris Corsano, Akira Sakata, Thurston Moore, Spiritualized and many others, and is currently active with his Norwegian quartet Akode, Wilkinson/Edwards/Noble, Mark Wastell groups, The Founder Effect and running his club night flimflam.
"At its highest points, this session unleashes some of the most preposterously powerful energy jazz heard since Peter Brötzmann's Yatagarasu trio with Takeo Moriyama and Masahiko Satoh" - Daniel Spicer, The WIRE