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Bin Boga Efsanesi

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Translated title of the contributionLegend of 1000 Bulls
Original languageOther
Publisher or commissioning bodyIstanbul Music Festival
Number of pages300
DateIn preparation - 2019


Bin Boğa Efsanesi-(Legend of a Thousand Bulls) (2019)
Total Theatre in Music (opera) in four scenes, tracing the extinction of the last Yörük/Alevi nomads in Anatolia (in Turkish). For Bozlak voices, Anatolian instruments, and transcultural ensemble. Based on novel by Yaşar Kemal.
Simon Jones, Libretto/director; Zeynep Tanbay, choreographer; NOHlab, video performance. Premiere tbd, projected November 2019; and June, 2020, Istanbul Music Festival. Hezarfen Ensemble, Erdem Şimşek, bağlama soloist. (90’)

    Research areas

  • Bozlak, Alevi, Yasar Kemal, Nomad, Yörük, opera, contemporary opera, music theatre, transcultural


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