Artists in Conversation: Murat Ferhat Yegül

Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House are delighted to announce another fascinating series of talks featuring notable contemporary artists, exploring the classical and traditional arts and crafts of Turkey. Through the talks, we aim to showcase Leighton House and Frederic, Lord Leighton’s travels and appreciation of Turkey and highlight the work of the Institute.

Today, we can observe an increased interest in traditional Turkish-Islamic art and music. However, interesting facts and rituals remain unknown and unspoken about. Each talk will explore the path of a different artist, who will provide an insight into their experience and thoughts shaped by their individual area of expertise.

For the seventh talk of the series, we are joined by Murat Ferhat Yegül on Monday 14th December 2020 at 18:00 as he talks about his musical journey with the instrument Ney and Turkish music culture. The talk will be moderated by renowned musician Jan Hendrickse.

Artists in Conversation

Guest Speaker: Murat Ferhat Yegül

Moderator: Jan Hendrickse

Date: Monday 14th December 2020

Time: 18:00 pm (BST)

Online Webinar via ZOOM. This event is FREE but registration is ESSENTIAL ***

For online booking please CLICK HERE.

Neyzen (Ney Player) Murat Ferhat Yegül graduate from the Ney Department of Konya State Conservatory in 2005. He then worked as a Ney Lecturer at the Music Faculty of Erciyes University before moving to the U.K. He has taught Ney at SOAS and Yunus Emre Institute in London. He has also been an innovator in adapting the trombone to play in a Classical Turkish micro-tonal style.

Jan Hendrickse is a performer and composer. He studied flute at the Royal College of Music, holds an MA in sound art from University of the Arts London (LCC) and is currently completing a PhD in composition. He has been teaching at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 1991 and is a visiting lecturer at a number of other Higher education institutions including Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He has studied Turkish Ney with Kudsi Ergüner, Ömer Erdoğdular and Murat Ferhat Yegül.

His own work often crosses boundaries of social practice, performance, installation and composition and has been commissioned by Töne festival, Deptford-X, Soundwaves, CHROMA ensemble. He has developed projects for the Barbican Centre, the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Proms, amongst others, as well as leading education and performance projects in Tanzania, Gambia, Thailand, Gaza and the West Bank.

As a performer, he has appeared with a wide range of artists and ensembles including Howard Shore, Ornette Coleman, Nitin Sawhney, David Toop, Mark Fell, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ulster Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. As a traditional woodwind specialist he is in demand for film soundtrack recordings, and features as a soloist on The Lord of the Rings, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, Troy, Two Brothers, Beloved, The Cell, Chocolat, The Truth about Charlie, Four Feathers and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory amongst many others. Jan has been the presenter of the BBC Internet broadcast journey The musical Nomad which researched music and culture in Central Asia in the post-soviet period. His research into collaborative practice Trans-cultural Arts Practice is published in The Reflective Conservatoire (Ashgate/GSMD) and he has been a research associate at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where he teaches MMus students. His research interests include freely improvised music, site-specific and socially-engaged practices.

This talk forms part of the Artists in Conversation Series organised by Yunus Emre Institute in London and Leighton House.

***Sadly not everyone who registers shows up on the day of the event. Therefore, all tickets for our talks are over-issued by a percentage to compensate for ‘no-shows’. Due to this, entrance is subject to webinar capacity and is served on a first-come, first-served basis. This registration/e-Ticket does not guarantee entrance. Thank you for your understanding.