rock to jolt [ ] stagger to ash, Alexis Blake

Alexis Blake made a contemporary ode to lament with the performance rock to jolt [ ] stagger to ash. With this project, Blake won the Prix de Rome last year, but due to the lockdown, the performance could only be shown at the opening. Alexis Blake made an ode to lamentation with the performance rock […]

Esat Ekincioglu’s TURKISH Pumpkin

Esat Ekincioglu (double bass and compositions) Koen Boeijinga (saxophones, flutes, bagpipes)Mees Siderius (drums, gongs, percussion)Giuseppe Doronzo (saxophones, flutes, bagpipes) Sanem Kalfa (vocals and cello) Psychedelic free groove from the Afro-Anatolian continent. Nomadic drones encounter a wild Turkish wedding. From delightful Aylerian chants to Moholo Moholo-esque dances. Esat Ekincioglu’s Turkish Pumpkin improvises wedding and funeral music […]

August 38th

The focus of this group is improvisation, exploring different possibilities in creating musical textures, atmospheres and stories by using the human voice. Their performance might make you laugh, cry, imagine colors, shapes, landscapes or remember your childhood dreams. Members;
 Laura Polence, Marta Arpini, Fuensanta Mendez, Sanem Kalfa, Annelie Koning, Felicity Provan, Jodi Gilbert, Julia Werner, […]

Sanem Kalfa & Teis Semey

Danish Teis Semey and Turkish Sanem Kalfa are two highly acknowledged improvisers in the Dutch jazz scene.
In this new duo they strike a new chord, drawing inspiration from folk music and free improvisation, and channel their creativity through spacious and melodic worlds of sound. You might know Sanem Kalfa from her work with George Dumitriu […]

Fuensanta Mendez Ensamble Grande

Photo by Miriam Guttman Fuensanta Mendez, Marta Arpini, Sanem Kalfa, Liva Dumpe, Gabrielle Milliet, Jose Soares, Alister Payne, Sun Mi Hong, Guy Soloman A full performance extravaganza of voices, drums, horns and ‘strings’. A homage to my upbringing in the water forest of Mexico: colourful, beautiful, brutal and raw. Poetry is the guiding principle. The […]

Sanem Kalfa & Marta Warelis

Duo Sanem Kalfa & Marta Warelis take  the listeners to a journey which is gentle and smooth and sometimes a passionate voice as if hundreds of people gathered to pray for the same cause. As the singer, Sanem is intending to explore different emotions using different techniques. Together with pianist Marta Warelis, this journey will […]

Black Sea Songs

Photo by LYS photography Sanem Kalfa, Joachim Badenhorst, George Dumitriu The creative Belgian clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst joins the Amsterdam-based duo Sanem Kalfa & George Dumitriu for an intense exploration of traditional songs from the Black Sea geographic region. The flavours of old ottoman melodies are presented with an original contemporary language and fresh nuances of electronics and open improvisations. buy the album […]

Sanem Kalfa & George Dumitriu

Photo by Joost Ruigrok The Amsterdam based duo features the Turkish singer and winner of Montreux Jazz Competition Sanem Kalfa, in dialog with poly-instrumentalist & composer George Dumitriu, active in the jazz, contemporary classical and improvised music scenes of Europe.   more info “the most convincing testimony to the power of the musical voice in […]


Sanem Kalfa – voice electronicsMarta Warelis – electric organ, synthesizerIngebright Håker Flaten – double bassSun Mi Hong – drums Televizyon is Inspired by simplicity and recognisability of the melodies and fragments from (Turkish) television commercials from the 80’s. Televizyon recreates the sound of commercials in the music to give the audience a sense of recognition. […]