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Artist: Serkan Çağrı
Serkan Çağrı was born in “Keşan”, Turkey, a town located close to the border of Bulgaria and Greece. Spending whole childhood in this mixed culture, he was first introduced to the clarinet in his primary school days. This meeting led him more and more into music which resulted him to win “The Special Award in the Best Clarinet Performer Contest” when he was only thirteen. Desire of exploring clarinet made him to pursue the music on the Turkish Music conservatoires: Ege, İstanbul Teknik and Haliç University consecutively.
As a musician he had started his professional career with Grup Laçin, which they had played in both national and international tours. His appearance had continued on Montreux Jazz (Switzerland), Jazz a Vienne (France), Rhythm Sticks (England), Moers Festival (Germany), Etnomalaga (Spain), Skobye Jazz (Macedonia) with him playing as a guest artist in Mercan Dede&Secret Tribe, Kardeş Türküler and Yarkın Ensemble projects.
As a leader he is currently playing with his own band on different projects with guest artists such as voice virtuoso Yıldız Ibrahimova and famous Greek clarinettist Vassilis Saleas
During his academical studies, he made researchs on Historical Process of Clarinet in Turkey and Europe, in which his articles were published in several magazines. These studies also made him to write an educational book, “Techniques of Performing G Clarinet”, which can be found in musicstores.
Discovering the instrument, he had re-designed the pitch setting for; in a result, AMATI-DENAK, the leading instrument manufacturer, had produced their new G clarinets with this setting, naming the model after “Serkan Çağrı”.
Produced by Iskender Paydas, “ÂLÂ” consists of Turkish, Greek, Azerbaijani, Crimean traditional songs, two compositions by Serkan CAGRİ (“IGDE KOKULUM”, “MORI”), two arrangements by Tolga Kilic (“Concierto De Aranjuez” and “Yalgizam”) and the remaining arrangements by İskender Paydas.
Significant musicians such as Iskender Paydaş, Mehmet Akatay, Erdem Sökmen, Ismail Soyberk, Cenk Erdoğan, Ozgur Yurtoğlu, Irfan Seyhan, Fatih Ahıskali, Bekir Sakarya, Hasan Gözetlik, Onur Nar, Hakan Güngör and bands such as Kocani Orchestra and Gundem String Ensemble have added flavor to the album with their instruments. Fuat Saka, Murat Cekem, Mehmet Akatay and Atiye have enlivened the album with their voices.
The first video clip of “ÂLÂ” was directed by Devrin Usta for the song “IGDE KOKULUM” which was composed by Serkan CAGRI. The video was shot in the famous concert hall “GHETTO” and was accompanied by contemporary dancers. The video can be seen at the following link:
1 – Rüya (05:38)
2 – Gönül (05:48)
3 – Nihavent Orient (06:05)
4 – Mori (04:03)
5 – Igde Kokulum (03:58)
6 – Kadifeden (04:57)
7 – Concierto De Aranjuez (04:47)
8 – Viomata (03:38)
9 – Rasi Prizren (03:09)
10 – Resim (03:59)
11 – Yalgizam (04:26)
12 – Tek-I Âlâ (04:38)
Duration : 54:58 | Bitarte : 320 kBit/s | Year : 2008 | Size : 85 mb