As fall approaches, Salon IKSV readies its upcoming season, and music lovers won’t be disappointed. The venue’s lineup is diverse, and fans of all genres will be able to find something to fit their style. Check out the schedule below.
October 4 & 5 - Salon IKSV kıcks off their new season in style with longtime indie-rock group St. Etienne. Following the release of their 8th studio album, the band continues to expand their far-reaching, eclectic sound, incorporating elements of dub, folk, swing, and synth into pop-savvy hits. Fan favorites like “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “Hug My Soul” are sure to delight Istanbul’s concert-goers.
October 12 & 13 - Canadian chamber-music masters Esmerine specialize in a heavy, gorgeous, and atmospheric sonic signature. Composed of Bruce Cawdron and Rebecca Foon, members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion, the band keeps to a more traditional instrumentation that gives their songs a classical lean, juxtaposing that with a modern, improvisational style.
October 19 & 20 - Longtime musicians and friends Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie are the minds behind A Winged Victory For The Sullen, creating ambient pieces that are at once uplifting and weighty, blending musical avenues of classical and modern rock into something stunningly beautiful and new. Sharing the stage that night are improv pianist Nils Frahm and electronic chamber music artist Ólafur Arnalds.
November 7, 8, & 9 - American Jazz singer Stacey Kent has gained increasing recognition and a growing fan base by employing a classically metered French style of jazz music. Her album “The Boy Next Door” went gold in the French record industry, and was quickly followed by further success when her 2007 album “Breakfast On The Morning Tram” was nominated for a Grammy in the United States. She lands at Salon IKSV
November 16 & 17 - Named ‘Best International Jazz Artist’ at the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards, American singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux has a voice that immediately transports you to what feels like the gold age in American Jazz. Known for her covers of classics like Leonard Cohen’s ‘Dance Me To The End Of Love,’ she has recently been putting out compositions of her own.
November 20 - German composer-pianist Hauschka, Icelandic producer Johann Johannsson, and American composer Dustin O’Halloran are all part of the so-called ‘post classical’ genre, blending classical composition and instrumentation in modern new forms. O’Halloran is known for his musical contributions to films such as ‘An America Affair’ and ‘Marie Antoinette.’ Volker Bertelmann, otherwise known as Hauschka, specializes in ‘prepared piano,’ where foreign objects are put onto the strings of the instrument to produce wildly varied and unique sounds. Finally, Johann Johannsson, melds electronic and orchestral sounds in his compositions that are often described as melancholic and haunting. They come to share the stage at Salon IKSV for a unique, not-to-miss performance or artistry and talent.
December 13 & 14 - For those with an interest in a more oriental sound, Anouar Brahem will do the trick. With heavy influences from Arab music via a smooth and ethnically varied take on jazz, he manifests different styles of Middle Eastern jazz. Playing the oud at the since the age of 10 and taking classes from master oud player Ali Sriti for 4 years, Brahem learned the secrets and tricks to Arab music. His trio includes pianist François Couturier and accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier, talented musicians sure to deliver a night of soothing, refined sound.
December 15 - Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine to be the heralds of the next generation of contemporary music, the Raveonettes are a Danish musical duo made of Sune Rose Wanger and Sharon Foo, both contributing to instrumentation and vocals in a reverb-heavy, post alt-rock sound. Their sixth album, entitled “Oberservator,” drops in September. They drop by IKSV touring in support of that release.