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Yalcin KONUK

Yalcin KONUK

Yalcin KONUK


First&LastName: Yalcin KONUK Pronounciaton: jal’t∫ın ‘konuk Born on the 22nd of July,1970 in Liège (BEL) Bio Born to Turkish parents in Liège, Belgium in 1970, he lived there until the age of 15. He started his music education while in primary school and at 8 years old, received an invitation to the Opéra Royal de Liège. The same year he made his first performance in front of an audience as School Choir Soloist. He moved to Ankara, Turkey, to study business administration in college followed by his M. Read more on Last.fm
First&LastName: Yalcin KONUK Pronounciaton: jal’t∫ın ‘konuk Born on the 22nd of July,1970 in Liège (BEL) Bio Born to Turkish parents in Liège, Belgium in 1970, he lived there until the age of 15. He started his music education while in primary school and at 8 years old, received an invitation to the Opéra Royal de Liège. The same year he made his first performance in front of an audience as School Choir Soloist. He moved to Ankara, Turkey, to study business administration in college followed by his M.Sc., dividing his time between school and student jobs, in France. Finally, his professional career took him to Istanbul where he worked as a manager in various companies and industries.

During this time, he developed further relationships with musicians and the music industry as a whole and focused on a sine qua non independent-life-style. Specialized in marketing, and business development, his business experience gave him the capabilities to orchestrate the totality of "Kusur Guzeldir" music album project in creative and business terms. Kusur Guzeldir (Imperfection is Beautiful) Reaching back to the 70's and 80's pop music period, with their “violin, synthesizer and hard drum” sounds, their wild craziness and their wistful decadence, Yalcin Konuk's music had as much depth and variety in the themes as in the fashion, which ranged from hippy chic to haute couture. “His bass baritone voice and the 1970-80's package on the background, bring some kind of Art Nouveau to the Turkish pop music” says his friend and arranger Tolga Tumozen. The album's first single “Leyla” (repeated 62 times in the song) is a pop-rock-funk dementia about a girl named Leyla belonging to his dream world and implored to remain there: Since love is much more the image of what we conceive as love; than what it is in reality. In “Ay Isiginda” (In the moonlight), a dialogue between Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg has been used. A world premiere...

Since the iconic couple's music has been covered by numerous artists, but their voices have never been subject for such a use before. All the songs are infused with Yalcin Konuk's personal ups & downs; downs having been the nirvana for his creativity. The album name “Kusur Guzeldir” (Imperfection is Beautiful) is much more a recall to a normal perception of what is caught by our eyes. “I do find insulting the so-called perfection imposed by the images we are confronting in our everyday life through magazines, television shows, movies, etc...The world is not perfect itself and there is no point playing Gods of Olympus since we are simply and heavenly ephemeral: The sea is filled with beauty but it can become a killing element anytime.

Let's not pretend, let's just be what we are.” "Kusur Guzeldir" album recording & arrangements took two and a half years to reach completion, mainly due to Yalcin Konuk's expected & unexpected extra musical obligations. “This has been one of my longest project along with Tolga Tumozen.” The only way to get the soul of his music was to enjoy each sound of it. To attain that objective, every sound had to be defined and crafted with an ultimate sense of perfection. “Crafting and shaping sounds is a process I can do indefinitely.

My music is a renaissance of all my emotions, feelings and experiences. Only I, know the real meaning of each sound and word in which my life is engraved. This secrecy and the sharing with the audience will be a beautiful game.” And this is why he wants to share his melodies and words beyond the Turkish boundaries; to see what would be the outcome chemistry of such an encounter. All the songs are written, composed, produced by Yalcin Konuk; six of the songs are in Turkish, two in English and one in Spanish.

The multilingualism of the album is not a result of a marketing strategy but entirely due to the persona of Yalcin Konuk, child of immigrant parents born in Belgium. According Yalcin, “The phonetic of each languages brings charmingly another harmony to the melodies. The lyrics language emanates spontaneously with the music.” “Music creation is an inner solo matter...” “My music encompasses who I am, where I come from, where I have been and where I am going. The music I make is a light or shadow of loves, disappointments, hopes, sadness, joys, etc...

I hold dear to myself. Music creation is an inner solo matter... I've always found amazing the fact that you can somehow reach somebody emotionally, with the notes and lyrics that you have created in your individual world.” “More than anything, music has the magic to take me to other places, to other times, and I do hope that the audience is going to experience something similar with my notes & lyrics.” “Music is my sun, Music is my sky, Music is my moon, Music is my darkness, ...” Official website & links: www.yalcinkonuk www.facebook.com/yalcinmusic www.twitter.com/yalcinkonuk Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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