black falcon - erdem helvacioglu / ros bandt
Black Falcon is a contemporary lament for an endangered species, the black falcon. On this album, Ros Bandt expands the limits of cultural identity and collaboration by playing her longneck instrument, the tarhu, which was created by the famous Australian luthier Peter Biffin while Erdem Helvacıoğlu plays the electric guitar along with live electronics.
In the seven tracks, they use an improvisation technique they call “Momentary Composition” which allows them to create a strongly atmospheric and dramatic soundscape. The album has musical elements of many genres like new music, ambient, electro-acoustic, modern jazz. Black Falcon is a cinematographic piece of work, an arresting listening experience.
The recording of the “Black Falcon”album was done in Istanbul at the ITU MIAM studios by Can Karadogan. The album was edited and mixed by Erdem Helvacıoglu and mastered by Pieter Snapper at the Babajim Mastering Studios, Istanbul.