Ensemble Galatia

Medieval Music Ensemble

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About Us

Listening to the melodies  of ages long past is, indeed, like opening the door of the house where  we spent our childhood after years away from home. There we come across  another ‘world of meanings’ which we had lost. Through the reality which  no longer belongs to us, but which is not ‘outside of us’ either…  History is filtering our own story throughout the depths of innumerable  stories.


On our first  album we followed the path of songs whose roads intersected in the  Mediterranean. We started our journey giving voice the songs of kings  and peasants, the songs of the wise and the warriors, the songs of all  the people who drifted from the East and the West and on the tides  between these two shores. We gathered the melodies, sounds and lost  languages of the various climates of the Old World, sometimes from  manuscripts and sometimes from oral traditions. 


We hope that we were  able to illuminate a piece, however small, of the peerless and colorful  musical mosaic hidden beneath the dark cover of the medieval image.

Members

F. Kaan Bahadır

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psaltery, lute,  setar

Selçuk Dalar

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recorders, traverse flute, setar, vocals 

Gökçe Okulu

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vocals

Gökhan Bulut

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oud, setar, tabor, tambourine

Nevin Şahin

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frame drums, riqq

Serkan Özçifci

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vielle, rebec, hurdy gurdy, ney

Contact

ensemblegalatia@gmail.com

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