Wednesday, September 2, 2009
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
Recording session with Jill Gioia in the morning. We are recording vocals for "You Blow Me Away" today.
In the afternoon, writing session with Dennis DelGaudio, working on a new song together.
Tonight, going to see my friends Sertab and Demir perform at Le Poisson Rouge in the village. It is the opening concert for their tour to promote their new album "Painted on Water"
PAINTED ON WATER is a world music fusion concept with jazz, pop and Turkish influences. The material demonstrates the shifting, tangible and intangible qualities of music, emotion and art. The live appearances promise to be rich and involving multi-media events, accompanied by a live projected display of Ebru art, created onstage by the master paper-marbling artist Bingul Sevimli. Imbued with its many historic sources, the ethos of the album is at once Turkish, and universal: “You and me is a long story, painted on water,” and “life is like water, and you put the colors onto it.”
Sertab Erener and Demir Demirkan are among Turkey’s most celebrated musicians. Erener’s 12 albums have sold in the millions in Europe and Asia. Guitarist, composer and PAINTED ON WATER album co-producer Demirkan became one of Turkey’s true rock stars in the Istanbul heavy metal band Pentagram. He has released three solo albums and a film score. He and Erener co-wrote the 2003 international hit, “Every Way That I Can,” Turkey’s first and only winner in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.