Arts & Culture
2:08 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

The Nej, Ancient Turkish Flute, to be Featured at Concert

Kamran Ince comes to Wisconsin to share his passion and talent for the nej flute.
Kamran Ince comes to Wisconsin to share his passion and talent for the nej flute.
Credit http://www.kamranince.com/

Considering the musical worlds in which they inhabit, it’s perhaps surprising that Turkish-American composer Kamran Ince and Turkish-American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and academic scholar Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol have never worked together.

Until now.  Thanks to Milwaukee’s Present Music and Ince’s long association with the organization, the two will jointly present a concert of Ince’s work tomorrow evening in Brookfield.

Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol is performing alongside Kamran Ince in Brookfield on Saturday.
Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol is performing alongside Kamran Ince in Brookfield on Saturday.
Credit Sanlikol.com

The instrument that Sanlikol will feature is a Nej, a flute made from cane that has essentially remained unchanged for centuries.

The performance, Ince By Ince, takes place tomorrow evening at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield.  It features music by Kamran Ince, as well as ethnomusicologist and multi-instrumentalist Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol, who performs on the Nej, which we heard earlier in the interview.  Ince and Ali-Sanlikol spoke with Bonnie North.

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