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Kudsi Erguner

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Together with his brother, Suleyman, Kudsi Erguner is among the top players from the ney, a Turkish reed flute. Furthermore to his very own recordings, Erguner provides performed with Peter Gabriel, Maurice Bejart, Peter Brook, Georges Aperghis, Didier Lockwood, and Michel Website. His compositions and collaborations have already been heard within the films THE FINAL Enticement of Christ and Conferences with Remarkable Males, theatre piece and film Mahabharata, as well as the ballets Le Voyage Nocturne and Neva. Erguner’s music group, the Kudsi Erguner Outfit, was created in 1988, as Fasi, with the purpose of preserving the traditional music from the 16th hundred years Ottomon Empire. Erguner comes from a musical family members. His dad, Ulvi Erguner, and grandfather, Suleyman Erguner, had been well-known players from the ney. Furthermore from what he discovered from his dad and grandfather, Erguner discovered from the old musicians who frequently visited his child years home. Erguner’s understanding of Turkish traditional music was improved through his research from the Sufi brotherhoods. Starting his musical profession in 1969 as an associate from the Istanbul Radio Orchestra, Erguner relocated to Paris six years later on to study structures and musicology.The next year, he done Peter Brook’s film Conferences with Remarkable Males, filmed on location in Afghanistan. Erguner later on restored his cooperation with Brook, composing and carrying out the score for any theatre piece and film Mahabharata. After performing study in Turkey via a give from UNESCO in 1980, Erguner came back to Paris and founded Mevlani, an institute for the analysis from the traditional music and teachings from the Sufis. Between 1986 and 1987, Erguner spent extended intervals in Pakistan documenting and documenting traditional music for Radio France and France Musique. In past due 1987, Erguner performed a concert of Ottoman music in the Royal Albert Hall in London. In 1988, Erguner collaborated with Peter Gabriel around the soundtrack from the Last Enticement of Christ. Exactly the same 12 months, he documented an album along with his sibling, The Mystic Flutes of Sufi, offering preludes to ceremonies from the Whirling Dervishes. Kudsi and Suleyman Ergenur restored their collaboration in 1990, liberating a second recording collectively, Sufi Music of Turkey. The next 12 months, Erguner released three albums — Turquie: Musique Soufi with Ilahi and Nefes N. Uzel, Oriental Dreams with Mahmoud Tebrizizadeh, and, alongside the Kudsi Erguner Outfit, was one of the artists presented on Gazel: Classical Sufi Music from the Ottomon Empire. In 1997, Erguner became a member of with Derya Turkan to record Chemins. 2 yrs later, he created the Kudsi Erguner Sufi-Jazz Task, with Christof Lauer, Michel Godard, and Marc Nauseef, and documented Ottomania.

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Full Name Kudsi Erguner
Profession Actor, Film Score Composer
Nationality Turkish
Parents Ulvi Ergune
Music Songs Semai, Aksak Semai, Bu Ask Bir Bahri, Makam Uzzal: Taksim, Kudsiyyé, Makam Uzzal: Sirto, Semai Ferahfeza: Taksim, Makam Bayati: Taksim, Turkey: Pesrev in Makam Bayati, Zikr, Wordless Prayer, Gonul Kalk Gidelim Huseyne Dogru, Ondort Binyil Gezdim Pervanelikde, Prelude of Ceremony, Tales From the Ney, Kisi Sevdigini Gonulde Bulsa, Asika Tuzak Gerekmez / Dunya Malina Guvenme, Aglama Gozlerim Mevlam Kerimdir, Meydan Saz, Husnune Magrurlanma Yusuf-U Kenanmisin, Makam Ferahfeza: Taksim, Makam Ferahfeza: Pesrev, Den prektigkledde sommerfugl, Barbournameh, Gazing Point, Gelsene Dedi Bana, Sufimaj, Sair Cenazesi, Niyaz, Ask Bezirgani, Istanbul'u Dinliyorum, Ya Rasoul
Albums Sufi Music of Turkey, Les Passions d'Istanbul, Musique Classique Ottomane, Turkey: The Turkish Ney, Ottomania, Psalms of Yunus Emre, Ilahi & Nefes, Pervane - Fløyet fra Guds hånd, Le concert de Nanterre, Works Of Tatyos Efendi, Ney-La Flûte Sacrée Des Derviches Tourneurs, Nazim Hikmet - Sair Cenazesi, I compositori greci del maqâm ottomano (The Greek Composers of the Ottoman Maqâm), No Matter, Sufiyan, Taj Mahal, I Maftirîm e le opere degli ebrei sefarditi nella musica classica ottomana (The Maftirîm and the Works of Sephardic Jews in Ottoman Classical Music), Compositori alla corte ottomana, Turkey: Bektashi Music - Ashik Songs, Les Janissaires (Musique martiale de l'empire Ottoman), CHEMINS / Sen ve Ben, L'Orient de L'Occident: Tasavvuf'tan Flamenko'ya, NeyZEN, Cinaralti, In the Shadow of the Plane Tree, Musique Classique Ottomane - Makam
Movies Of Men And War, Living Afterwards: Words of Women, Temporal Meditations


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Além das Pontes Documentary post-production
P.O.V. 2016 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Of Men and War 2014 Documentary
A Tempestade 2012 Short
A Casa Esquecida 2004 Short
Living Afterwards: Words of Women 2001
Le voyage étranger 1992
La fille à l'envers 1974

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
P.O.V. 2016 TV Series documentary musician - 1 episode
Zero Dark Thirty 2012 musician: ney - as Kudsi Erguner
Argo 2012 musician: ney - as Kudsi Erguner
The Mahabharata 1990 TV Mini-Series musician - 3 episodes
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 musician: Turkish Ney flute - as Kudsi Erguner
Born of Fire 1987 musician: ney flute - as Kudsi Erguner

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vengo 2000 Musician
Jean-Michel Jarre Destination Docklands 1988 TV Movie Turkish Flute Solo
Meetings with Remarkable Men 1979

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vengo 2000 "Bulena", "Nací en Alamo"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wajd: Music, Politics, & Ecstasy 2014 Documentary post-production Kudsi Erguner
Além das Pontes Documentary post-production Himself
Argo: Ben Affleck's Balancing Act 2013 Video short Himself
Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Musician (as Kudsi Erguner)

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