The Sound of Istanbul is the Sound of #Love

Turkey, especially my hometown Istanbul has been the target of so many terrorist attacks for the last couple of years. In this age of instant information, the news goes around quickly, along with comments, and we pray and we share and pray and share…
Turkey is the bridge between two continents. Anatolia and Istanbul have always been the intersection of cultures and just like Turkish cuisine, Turkish music melts the elements of these cultures into a great mix. This time, composers Emir Gamsızoğlu and Erkin Arslan “cooked” Rhapsody on Istanbul Tunes in Western classical music style. The piece is based on three very famous Istanbul tunes and a Bach style basso continuo. Some of the greatest Western Classical Music composers are quoted in the piano part just like the people of Istanbul crossing the bridge between East and West every single day.
Standing in solidarity with all nations in East and West suffering from terrorism, we share the sound of Istanbul as a message of peace to heal our souls.
Listen to the sound of Istanbul and join our fight against war and terror by sharing the music that brings us together! Let’s spread the “good”.

Fall started with Spolin-ist / Spolin-ist'le sonbahar!

I spent my september and early October in Turkey teaching and playing Spolin games. Happy to be spreading the work of this genius woman, I had the chance to travel outside of Istanbul and play in İzmir. Here are some snapshots from SPOLIN-IST.
Eylül ve Ekim ayında Türkiye’deydim. Kurucusu olduğum SPOLIN-IST ile Spolin oyunları öğretip oynadım. Bu dahi kadının yarattığı tekniği yaymaktan memnun olarak, İzmir’e de gitme şansım oldu. İşte SPOLIN-IST’in sonbaharından kareler: