You knew the video already, and specially the painting featured, and indeed, at the beginning, I asked Yann to compose something simple that would have the correct length (loooong!) so that I could share it in my on-line Art classes. Then it became a project in itself, that took much longer, but we’re really happy how such a long piece turned out…
Enjoy + positive feedback highly welcomed!
PS: if you don’t know the painting, >head over here<
Our 3rd video – music is still the same, but no, no… we still haven’t found our booking agent ! Don’t get us wrong : we both love being on the phone, just not for booking 🙂
Contact us >here< for any proposal/suggestion.
Title of course refers to the amazing U2 song…
Some words… from our back balcony in Istanbul!
Recorded before we left Brittany on the 25/08/2013
If we were born Turkish or from some Balkan village, being musicians could have been like that:
Traditionally, at least if we refer to the last century, musicians had a rôle to play within Breton society. They were the ones present at weddings, for baptism ceremonies, to celebrate harvests, big fairs, departures to the army any major social events, even for elections.
Nowadays, it is more than unusual for people to hire traditional musicians for a wedding. There are meaningful exceptions. But I haven’t heard of any musicians making a living out of wedding playings like it can be in Turkey, or like it used to be in Brittany too. Unless they are DJ’s, or maybe a retro-cover-band?
Although we sing the same songs and tunes, as well as dances as singers used to about 60 years ago, we can’t really say we make the same music. We play for concerts, we play for festivals, we play for videos, we play for recordings. But in most of cases, even in Brittany, we play for people that don’t understand our language.
But… it’s only up to us to find & invent our own Tradition.
Until the next generation will take over.
Lamia is originally from Tunisia, but she’s living in Greece for about 17 years, and that’s how we met. We were amazed to find so easily some connections between both our cultures, and since we were playing together for the 2nd time, some nice routine is coming up. This is a video from a song of her called “Hey Het”, it’s a traditional song from Lebanon.
Which video you mean ? This one, from our album‘s last song, that we called 7 Hills, based on traditional tune and lyrics, but we changed the original rhythm.
So how did we do it ? A combination of time + patience + paper + paint + cheap camera + cheap editing software !!!
As usual… any nice & warm comment will be welcome !!!
Do you wanna try something ? Listen one more time to Tri Martolod …
… and try to concentrate on the percussions you hear right on the beginning, when the ‘oud starts to play. What does it make you think about ? any idea what it could be ? The answer is in this short video :
Which lead us to something as musicians we know but is still hard to admit : music is not only about expensive materials and instruments. We know it. But sometimes it’s more comfortable to hide behind a brand, or any accessory. Not that they are not useful, they are, they also add value, but music is more than that.
Yann got inspired for this sound while queuing at the local grocery store and thinking about this Turkish song :
Can you believe Yann heard this song for the first time last winter ?