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: Kudsi Ergner



28-12-2005, 22:11
Kudsi Erguner
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BIOGRAPHY
Kudsi Erguner lives and works in Paris as musician (Ney-flute, which is a reed flute), composer, musicologist, teacher, author, and translator.
Erguner comes from a family of Turkish musicians. His contact with many famous musicians from the older generation, who continually passed through his parents house, and his involvement with various Sufi-brotherhoods, whose music and teachings Erguner studied, left their decisive marks on him. He received his training directly from his father, Ulvi Erguner, who was the last great master of the Ney.
Kudsi Erguner has given concerts and played in major festivals throughout the world. He has researched the music of India, Pakistan, and Turkey, grounded diverse music ensembles, recorded numerous albums, and has worked with such well known artists as Peter Gabriel (Passion, US), Maurice Bjart, Peter Brook, Georges Aperghis, Didier Lockwood, and Michel Portal. Erguner has thus made authoritative contributions to World Music. He has documented and revived nearly forgotten musical traditions and brought them to the attention of the Western public, securing them a place within Europe's cultural inheritance.
1952 Born February 4 in Diyarbakir, Turkey
1969 Member of Istanbul Radio Orchestra
1975 Move to Paris, and studies in architecture and musicology
1976 Musical research and collaboration on the filming on location in Afghanistan of Peter Brook's movie, Meetings with Remarkable Men
1980 Research trip to Turkey, commissioned by UNESCO
1981 Founding in Paris of MEVLANA, an institute for the study of the classical music and teachings of the Sufis
1985-88 Original compositions for and musical collaboration on Peter Brook's Mahabharata (theater piece and film). Tours throughout Europe, America, Australia, and Japan
1986/87 Expedition to Pakistan commissioned by Radio France and France Musique for the purpose of recording and documenting traditional music
1987 Music of the Ottoman Court, concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London
1988 Formation of the group Fasl (later the Kudsi Erguner Ensemble) with the goal of reviving the classical music repertoire of the 16th century Ottoman Empire
1988 Collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ
1991 Original music and musical collaboration on Neva, a ballet by Carolyn Carlson, performed at the Thtre de la Ville de Paris
1997 Original music for the ballet Le Voyage Nocturne by Maurice Bjart,performed at the Thtre des Champs-Elyses, Paris
1997/98 Collaboration on Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio at the Salzburg Festival
1999 Messe de Notre Dame by Guillaume de Machaut, with improvisations by Erguner on the Ney, playing with the Hilliard Ensemble at the Royal Festival Hall, London

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
1988
THE MYSTIC FLUTES OF SUFI
Preludes to Ceremonies of the Whirling Derviches
The Erguner Brothers
JVC World Sounds VICG 5005, Victor Ethnic series 31, Tokyo VDP1388
1990
THE MAHABHARATA
Original sound track, "A Film by Peter Brook", RealWorld CDR W9, Distribution Virgin
SUFI MUSIC OF TURKEY
By Kudsi Erguner & Suleyman Erguner
CMP Records CD 3005, Distribution Harmonia Mundi
1991
TURQUIE MUSIQUE SOUFI - Ilahi & Nefes
N. Uzel & K. Erguner
Maison des Cultures du Monde, Coll. INEDIT, Auvidis Distribution W260021
ORIENTAL DREAMS
Mahmoud Tbrizizadeh & Kudsi Erguner, Sunset France Playasound PS65075
GAZEL
Classical sufi music of the Ottoman Empire
performed by Yusuf Bilgin, Fevzi Misir, Aziz Bahriyeli & The Kudsi Erguner Ensemble, CMP records CD 3012
1994
L'ORIENT DE L'OCCIDENT
Flamenco & Musique sufi Ottomane, Hommage Ibn Arabi
Al Sur Media 7 ALCD 131 M7 853
1995
KUDSI ERGUNER
Flte sacre des derviches tourneurs, Al Sur ALCD 170 M7853
1996
PSAUMES DE YUNUS EMRE
Kudsi Erguner. Musique Sufi, Al Sur ALCD 213 M7 853
TATYOS EFENDI
Vocal and Instrumental Masterpieces, Traditional Crossroads CD 4277+4278
1997
CHEMINS
Kudsi Erguner & Derya Turkan, Al Sur ALCD 229 M7 853
1998
LE CONCERT DE NANTERRE
Yusuf Bilgin - Pepe de Granada - Kudsi Erguner - Pedro Soler - Renaud Garcia Fons - Keyvan Chemirani, Al Sur ALCD 242 M7 861
1999
OTTOMANIA
Kudsi Erguner Sufi-Jazz-Project. With Christof Lauer, Michel Godard, Marc Nauseef, ACT 9006-2 (http://www.actmusic.com/act9006.htm)
2001
ISLAM BLUES
ACT 9287-2 (http://www.actmusic.com/act9287.htm)


Source: http://www.actmusic.com/kudsi_erguner.htm

AmbroseBierce
19-01-2006, 20:48
Thanks for the info. Just a couple of additions from my collection to the (probably still incomplete) discography of Kudsi Ergner:

1990
The Turkish Ney
Kudsi Ergner, Ney with Pascal Quesnel & Nourredine Agoumi, Bendirs
Traditional Musics of Today.
Auvidis/UNESCO (D 8204)
Fasl. Musique de l'empire ottoman
(see the recent posting in the Turkish Music section of this forum)
Kudsi Ergner Ensemble
Auvidis (B 6737)

1991
Sharki. Love Songs of Istanbul
Nesrin Sipahi, Vocals with the Kudsi Ergner Ensemble
CMP (CD 3009)
Peshrev & Semai of Tanburi Djemil Bey
Performed by The Kudsi Ergner Ensemble
CMP (CD 3013)

1992
Musique classique Ottomane
Gilles Andrieux, Tanbur & Kudsi Ergner, Ney
Al Sur (ALCD 104)

2001
Ferahfeza Mevlevi Ayini
Kudsi Ergner Ensemble
Imaj Mzik
Tatyos Efendi Klliyati
Kudsi Ergner Ensemble
Imaj Mzik (2 CDs, maybe a reedition of the 1996 Traditional Crossroads CDs?)
Rembetiko from Istanbul
Kudsi Ergner Ensemble
Imaj Mzik

2003
Gazing Point
Kudsi Ergner, Ney & Markus Stockhausen, Trumpet, Flgelhorn & Mark Nauseef, Bells, Wood, Gongs
rent a dog (rad 2002-2)

19-01-2006, 22:06
I know that and I have myself most of the CDs you mentioned except for two of them. The last one, which is irrelevant to my kind of interest, I guess. I would be most interested in the second last about Rembetiko, which I don't have either. Thanks for the information

AmbroseBierce
20-01-2006, 01:13
The last CD is a jazz album, quite unlike most other CDs by Kudsi Ergner.

The Rembetiko CD is one of my favourites and I'll post some pieces tomorrow.

20-01-2006, 08:16
That's what I undertood (I mean the jazz cd) and I would be grateful for the Rembetiko

AmbroseBierce
20-01-2006, 10:38
Two pieces of Rembetiko from Istanbul are there in the Turkish music section. Tell me, if I shall upload more of it.

Najib
20-01-2006, 11:27
Regarding the Rembetiko please upload it all as this is now definitely an out of print CD. I couldn't find it in Turkey, nor in America.

Few more CDs from my collection :-)

Kudsi Erguner Ensemble Beyzade Prens Knatemir & Ali Ufiki Kulliyatindan Eserler

Kudsi Erguner Osmanli Davullari - Ottoman Drums

Kudsi Erguner - Various Les Passions d'Istanbul

Kudsi Erguner Musiques des mille et une nuits

Kudsi Erguner Sair Cenazesi - Nazim Hikmet

20-01-2006, 13:51
Najib, have you seen the Fasl Hidjaz Houmayoun I posted or do you have it already?

Najib
20-01-2006, 14:03
I've seen it, haven't downloaded it yet, but I'd like to buy it if it is still available, do you think it is?

20-01-2006, 16:34
Frenkly, I don't know. I bought it many years ago in Geneva. You can do a google search since you have the cd cover with the exact title

AmbroseBierce
21-01-2006, 02:35
Hi Najib,

any chance you could upload some samples from "Kudsi Erguner Ensemble Beyzade Prens Knatemir & Ali Ufiki Kulliyatindan Eserler"?

Najib
21-01-2006, 12:20
I'll do that this evening

AmbroseBierce
29-01-2006, 03:47
In the last days I've been searching a bit for albums by Kudsi Erguner and I've come up with some sort of preliminary discography - not including albums where he is a guest in one or two pieces, or compilations from various artists. If you have anything else, please add it to this thread.

1978
Meditation on the Ney. UNESCO collection - Musical Sources Turkey
Kudsi Erguner
Philips LP 6586039

1987
Turquie - Musique Soufi
Kudsi Erguner et al.
Ocora (C 559017)

1988
The Mystic Flutes of Sufi. Preludes to Ceremonies of the Whirling Derviches
Kudsi & Suleyman Erguner
JVC World Sounds VICG 5005, Victor Ethnic series 31

1988 (?)
Ney & Kena. Conferance des Roseaux
Kudsi Erguner & Xavier Bellenger
Ocora LP (558637)

1989
Turkey. Art of the Ottoman Tanbur
Kudsi Erguner, Abdi Coskun, Fahreddin Cimenli
VDE

1990
The Mahabharata. Original sound track
RealWorld (CDRW 9)

Sufi Music of Turkey
Kudsi Erguner & Suleyman Erguner
CMP (CD 3005)

The Turkish Ney
Kudsi Erguner, Pascal Quesnel, Nourredine Agoumi
Auvidis/UNESCO (D 8204)

Fasl. Musique de l'empire ottoman
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Auvidis (B 6737)

Les Janissaires
Kudsi Erguner & Ensemble de l'armee de la republique de Turquie
Auvidis (B 6738)

Preludes to Ceremonies of the Whirling Dervishes
Kudsi & Suleyman Erguner
JVC

1991
Turquie Musique Soufi. Ilahi & Nefes
Nezih Uzel & Kudsi Erguner
INEDIT (W 260021)

Oriental Dreams
Mahmoud Tébrizizadeh & Kudsi Erguner
Playasound (PS65075)

Gazel
Classical sufi music of the Ottoman Empire
performed by Yusuf Bilgin, Fevzi Misir, Aziz Bahriyeli & The Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
CMP (CD 3012)

Sharki. Love Songs of Istanbul
Nesrin Sipahi, Vocals with the Kudsi Ergüner Ensemble
CMP (CD 3009)

Peshrev & Semai of Tanburi Djemil Bey
Kudsi Ergüner Ensemble
CMP (CD 3013)

Derviches tourneurs de Turquie. La ceremonie de Mevlevi. Musique Soufi, Vol.2
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Arion

1992
Musique classique Ottomane
Gilles Andrieux & Kudsi Erguner
Al Sur (ALCD 104)

Conte de L'incroyable Amour
Anouar Brahem, Kudsi Erguner, Barbaros Erkose, Lassad Hosni
ECM (ECM 1457)

1993 (?)
Makam. Musique Classique Ottomane
Kani Karaca, Kudsi Erguner, Akagündüz Kutbay
Al Sur (ALCD 114)

1994
L'orient de l'occident. Flamenco & Musique sufi Ottomane, Hommage à Ibn Arabi
Kudsi Erguner, Yusuf Bilgin, Mehmet Emin Bitmez, Tanier Pinarbasi, Enrique el Extremeno, Salvador Gutierrez, Pedro Soler, Bruno Caillat
Al Sur (ALCD 131)

1995
Flûte sacrée des derviches tourneurs
Kudsi Erguner
Al Sur (ALCD 170)

The Turkish Ney
Kudsi Erguner
Auvidis/UNESCO

1996
Psaumes de Yunus Emre. Musique Sufi
Kudsi Erguner
Al Sur (ALCD 213)

Tatyos Efendi. Vocal and Instrumental Masterpieces, 2 CDs
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Traditional Crossroads (CD 4277/78)

1997
Sufi Flutes

Chemins
Kudsi Erguner & Derya Turkan
Al Sur (ALCD 229)

1998
Le concert de Nanterre
Yusuf Bilgin, Pepe de Granada, Kudsi Erguner, Pedro Soler, Renaud Garcia Fons, Keyvan Chemirani
Al Sur (ALCD 242)

Koreni
Bojan Zulfikarpasic & Band
Label Bleu (LBLC 6614)

1999
Turkey
Wonderful World

Musique des milles et une nuits
(reedition of Playasound's "Oriental Dreams")
Air Mail

Ottomania
Kudsi Erguner, Christof Lauer, Michel Godard, Marc Nauseef
ACT 9006-2

2000
Nazim Hikmet. Sair Cenazesi
Imaj Müzik

Sufi Music of Turkey
Kudsi & Suleyman Erguner
Times Square

2001
Taj Mahal
Kudsi Erguner
Al Sur (ALCD 258)

Islam Blues
Kudsi Erguner
ACT 9287-2

Les passions d'Istanbul
Imaj Müzik

La banda alla turka
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Imaj Müzik

Ferahfeza Mevlevi Ayini
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Imaj Müzik

Tatyos Efendi Külliyati
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Imaj Müzik (2 CDs, reedition of the 1996 Traditional Crossroads CDs)

Rembetiko from Istanbul
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Imaj Müzik

2002
Mevlana
Kudsi Erguner, Yusuf Bilgin, Fevzi Misir, Bekir Sitki Sezgin
Next Music

Osmanli Davullari - Ottoman Drums
Kudsi Erguner
Imaj Müzik

Nazim Hikmet - Sair Cenazesi. Funeraille Poetique
Kudsi Erguner
Imaj Müzik

2003
Gazing Point
Kudsi Erguner, Markus Stockhausen, Mark Nauseef
rent a dog (rad 2002-2)

Les Passions d'Istanbul. Istanbul'u Dinliyorum
Kudsi Erguner
Imaj Müzik

2004
The Rhythm of Speech
Keyvan Chemirani, Kudsi Erguner et al.
Accords Croises

Beyzade. Prens Kantemir & Ali Ufki Kulliyatindan Eserler
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Equinox Music

2005
L'heritage ottomane
Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
Institut du Monde Arabe


???
Ceremonie Soufie (Mevlana)
Kudsi Erguner
Al Sur

???
Sufi Music & Unrecorded Songs of the 15th Century (compositions of Abdul Kadir Meragi)
Kudsi Erguner & Uzel
GREM LP