Istanbul, Sep 16 () - Celebrating its sixth year, Salon IKSV kicked of its new season. The venue allocates space for all forms of art in its program and promises its followers a busy season.
The new season opened with a concert held as part of 100% Music featuring “The Soft Moon,” the post-punk project of Luis Vasquez, who was deemed worthy of countless praise for his latest album “Deeper” and counts names such as Selda Bağcan, Erkin Koray, and Arif Sağ amongst the musicians he was inspired by.
Each month, one concert will be held as part of 100% Music, bringing the audience together with one of the most important female figures in music, including Swede Neneh Cherry, whose latest album was produced by Four Tet and featured Paul Simm on six tracks, as well as Californian duo Rhye, with their seductive R&B rhythms, respectively.
Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson
The venue will continue to host brand new stars of contemporary music, such as Brazilian singer and 2007 Grammy-nominee CéU, New Zealand psych-pop and indie-rock act Unknown Mortal Orchestra, American alternative rock project Waxahatchee channeling the energy of the 90s, contemporary Italian composer and pianist Fabrizio Paterlini, 1988 Dutch-born psychedelic-baroque pop musician Jacco Gardner, American indie rock band Sebadoh, formed in 1986 by Eric Gaffney and Dinosaur Jr bassist Lou Barlow, minimal acoustic band Dawn of Midi, who first appeared as the opening act for Nils Frahms’ 2014 North American tour and garnered attention for their first album “Dysnomia” comprised of improvised formulas that combined African folk tones with minimal techno elements and American indie folk-rock musician Angel Olsen, who has garnered great attention with her elegant vocals, are among the other guests of Salon.
Two of the freshest names in the world of jazz, Icelandic singer-songwriter Sóley and indie folk-rock band the Great Lake Swimmers, will stop by Salon İKSV as part of the Garanti Jazz Green concerts to be held throughout the year.
Angel Olsen Jacco Gardner
Past guests once again at Salon
Some of the names who have been Salon İKSV’s guests in the past and were met with great interest from audiences will be on the venue’s stage in Istanbul once again. U.K. artist William Doyle’s solo electronic music project East India Youth, American saxophonist and wind instrument virtuoso Colin Stetson in collaboration with Arcade Fire member, Canadian violinist Sarah Neufeld, as well as renowned composer and percussionist Yinon Muallem who embodies Turkish and Jewish music, jazz tubist Daniel Herskedal and guitarist Arild Hammero with their Norwegian Oud project and Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart will all leave their mark on the season with their performances.
Christian Scott - Varied voices of jazz
Bands bringing new points of view and reinterpretations to jazz music from all over the world will meet Salon İKSV’s followers. London jazz band Sons of Kemet, America’s master jazz trumpet player, Christian Scot, and Scottish electro-jazz collective Hidden Orchestra will also be among Salon İKSV’s new season guests.
Additionally, Australian neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote will meet with their Istanbul fans once again at Salon İKSV following their performance at the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival this summer.
Tickets for the concerts are available via Biletix outlets and at the İKSV box office (every day, except for Sundays, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.)