Traces of the Black Sea - FisFüz and guests

Black Sea, that is called Karadeniz in Turkish. Densely forested mountains, stone bridges, wooden houses, people in colorful clothes appear in front of the inner eye.

But FisFüz has been known for years for combining their own musical ideas with different traditions and styles into a new surprising whole. In countless projects, the two "heads" of the ensemble, Annette Maye (clarinets) and Murat Coşkun (percussion), have acted as accomplished and sensitive bridge builders between cultures and genres.

This time, it is the music of the Black Sea coast that they set their sights on: This music, shaped since ancient times by influences from the surrounding landscapes and neighboring tribes, fascinates with its variety of rhythms, its humor and wit, as well as the melancholy-proud melodies. Arrangements of well-known dances and songs from northern Turkey, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Georgia alternate with fresh original compositions.

For their new Black Sea project, Maye and Coşkun have brought in reinforcements: with Muhittin Kemal, a virtuoso on the Turkish kanun and companion for many years and on board, in matters of Turkish music a specialist with impressive finger technique!

Yaschar and Malika Coşkun contribute another percussive spice: Since their childhood with their father as "Coşkun Percussion Trio" on the road, the two young musicians master the spirited rhythms and their percussion instruments with seriousness and great playful joy.

Searching for traces on the Black Sea!

Annette Maye - clarinets, composition
Murat Coşkun - percussion, frame drums, vocals, composition
Muhittin Kemal - kanun, vocals, composition
Yaschar Coşkun - percussion, hang, vocals
Malika Coşkun - percussion, accordion, vocals