#04. Ambiguous Standards of Tune : Airs & Orders

Known as a 'hava' in Turkish, an air is the fundamental infrastructure, the tune of a folk song. Airs are defined by their different beats, moods, locality, purpose and representation, and are used across a variety of songs. Here you can listen to the abstraction of 13 airs from Anatolia and compare them with their complementary compositions. Push the buttons to explore how similar and different the same air can be used.

 

ASI thanks Gökçe Akçelik and Selçuk Artut for their artistic and designerly collaboration.

photo: Kayhan Kuygusuz

Description: Similar to its use in western music, airs define the rhythmic, melodic and instrumental qualities of Turkish folk songs. It could come in the forms of air ‘hava’, halay, horon, zeybek, hora, semah, kaşık, karşılama with different beats, moods according to their locality, purpose and representation. The crate includes abstracted recordings of various airs as well as a record player and booklet containing technical and ethnological information.

 

 

Ingredients: One side of the crate is covered with a rattan. The other side contains a record player with pre-recorded cassettes and visual information.

Airs :

1. Bar

2. Çiftetelli v.01

3. Çiftetelli v.02

4. Deyiş

5. Halay

6. Hora

7. Horon ⅝

8. Horon ⅞

9. Karşılama

10. Kaşık Havası

11. Teke Zortlatması

12. Uzun Hava

13. Zeybek

Airs and Examples:

.Bar

Erdal Erzincan w Köroğlu Barı

Hançer Barı

Atabarı

 

.Çiftetelli 01

Mustafa Kandıralı ve Arkadaşları w Kandıra Çiftetellisi

Esin Engin Orkestrası w Mevlâna

Somalı Mustafa w Kadifeden Kesesi

 

.Çiftetelli 02

Mustafa Kandıralı w Şen Çiftetelli

Erkin Koray w Feshupanallah

Azize

 

.Deyiş / Semah

Sabahat Akkiraz w Ey Şahin Bakışlım

Mazhar Fuat Özkan w Ateş-i Aşka

Tekno Müzik 2013

 

.Halay

Kardeş Türküler w Kara Üzüm Habbesi

Erkin Koray w Züleyha

Halay (düğün)

 

.Hora

Esin Engin Orkestrası w Kasap Havası

Nevit Kodallı w Telli Turna Süiti

Trakya Hora

 

.Horon 7/8

Sadık Karadeniz w Humurgan Atlama Horonu

Modern Folk Üçlüsü w Dudilli

Ulvi Cemal Erkin w Köçekçe

.Horon 5/8

Cem Karaca w Askaros Deresi

Patxali Do İbiri

Deli Horon

 

.Karşılama

Necip Babik w Solo Ağır Karşılama

Eyvah Eyvah w Tekirdağ Karşılama

Replikas w Fakir

 

.Kaşık Havası

Orhan Gencebay w Hatasız Kul Olmaz

Erkin Koray w Ankara Sokakları

Çetin Akdeniz w Kaşık Havası

 

.Teke Zortlatması

Hasret Gültekin w Teke Zortlatması

Hasan Bülbül w Teke Zortlatması

Sümer Ezgü w Teke Zortlatması

 

.Uzun Hava

Muharrem Ertaş w Kalktı Göç Eyledi Avşar Elleri

İbrahim Tatlıses w Her Demet

Hamiyet Yüceses w Makber

 

.Zeybek

Özer Özel & Derya Türkan w Rast Zeybek (Tamburi Cemil Bey)

Kırıka w Dert Gemisi

İzmir Zeybeği