Evening of Joy and Harmony
December 4, 2002
Marx Café, 37 St. Marks Place Second Fl.
- Tel: (718) 846-5776
As Light Millennium/Isik Binyili, we would like
to invite you for a very special evening from two different
music worlds and celebration. Over the course of almost
last three years, our circle of contributors, staff and
friends has tremendously increased. We have attempted
to reach beyond our limits through imagination, creativity,
exploration, and compassion. While Light Millennium is
growing exponentially, we need more technical assistance,
better and efficient promotion tools, creative input by
a dedicated team to improve this platform and activate
other projects. This reason, we ask all of you to
come and support the Light Millennium on Wednesday evening,
December 4, 2002 for our second musical event, even if
it is only with your presence. "You are the soul
of this global platform" and we encourage you
continue being so.
this special event of "Joy and Harmony", we
will be introducing an American drummer Mike Culkin
and also Turkish Folk & Protest music group SUKUNET.
Mike Culkin will improvise a solo performance about
15-20 minutes, and SUKUNET will play Turkish instruments,
sing Turkish Folk and protest songs.
add another aspect to the event, we would like to ask
attendees to send us their favorite quote(s) on "peace"
(to above e-mail) or there will be an open microphone
for this purpose. Thus, please bring in your quote on
peace. Because, first half-hour of the program, we will
be reading "peace" quotes as the LM members
as well as participants of the event. We have aimed to
create a positive energy and peaceful atmosphere between
the musicians, LM members and participants throughout
the night. Come with your free spirit and add your color
to the "Joy and Harmony" event.
PROGRAM (in order to apperance):
* Selected "PEACE" quotes read by LM members
(Please join us with your PEACE quotes for the
first part of the program)
* An Improvisational Drum Solo by Mike Culkin
* SUKUNET ( Turkish Folk & Protest Music)
Name of Group members: Gokalp Disiacik (Soloist
and Saz), Adam Good (Ud, Cumbus and Tambura),
Bridget Robbins (Nay), Timothy Quigley (Percussionist).
Organized: Bircan Unver & Mehmet Uca
Selected peace quotes will be read by LM members as well
No Cover Charge - Cash Bar - $25 Donation suggested.
under 501 (c) (3) status and donations will be tax deductible.
"An Event of Joy and Harmony" adiyla
Amerikali davulcu Mike Culkin'in emprovize solo performansi
ile SUKUNET adli yeni bir grubun; Turk Halk Muzigi,
ozgun muzik ve Turk sanat muziginden repertuariyla;
Amerikali - Yunanli muzikcilerin adigecen bu grupta
bir araya gelmesiyle, Light Millennium ("LM");
4 Aralik, Carsamba gunu, saat 8:00'de; St. Marx Café,
37 St. Marks Place, Second Fl. NYC'de, "Nese
ve Uyum" cercevesinde muzikli ikinci bir etkinlik
Bu etkinlikte; tamamen farkli iki muzik turuyle; nese,
cosku, uyum, baris ve sevgiyi isleyen temalar etkinligin
icerigini olusturacak. Ayrica, acilista LM ve dileyen
konuklar, baris uzerine soylenmis guzel sozlerden
sectiklerini okuyacaklar. SUKUNET'in uyeleri: Gokalp
Disiacik (Solist ve Saz), Adam Good (Ud, Cumbus and
Tambur), Bridge Robbins (Ney), Timothy Quigley (Perrcussionist
LM; 501 (c) (3) statusunde oldugundan, bagislariniz
vergiden muaf olacaktir.
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About the musicians:
Members of the SUKUNET Group
Gokalp Disiacik (Solist ve Saz):
Born in Istanbul in 1971, Gokalp Disiacik has been living
in NYC since 1999. He grew up listening to Turkish Folk
and Turkish Classical songs sung by his parents who were
initially his biggest influence. His first endeavors to
discover Turkish folklore began with studying and performing
folk dances of over 20 regions of Turkey and culminated
in learning songs and playing baglama (saz). For the past
15 years his interest in Turku (Turkish folk songs) and
Sarki (Turkish classical songs) singing and accompanying
himself on saz has led to performances in Boston at Harvard
University, New York City with renowned Turkish comedian
BEYAZ, and his participation in the group SUKUNET. For
years Gokalp performed casually for friends and family.
Now through the encouragement of many he has been exploring
a career as a singer of Turkish folk and classical music.
Adam Good (Ud, Cumbus and Tambur):
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston,
Adam Good has lived in New York City since 1996. With
a foundation in jazz guitar, Adam's interest in the music
of Turkey and Eastern Europe began around '94 and by the
time he joined TITO'S REVENGE (Electric Balkan Music),
he was hooked. His talent on ud, cumbus, tambura and guitar
playing Macedonian and Bulgarian folk music as well as
the music of Greece, Albania, Turkey, etc. has made Adam
a fixture of New York's Balkan music scene. He plays for
the touring ensembles HARMONIA and SHEQER, has played
with the Bulgarian group KOLEVI 6, the Macedonian Izvorno
ensemble IZGORI and SIDESHOW, a band dedicated to an improvisatory
approach of the music of visionary American composer Charles
Ives. "SIDESHOW: Songs of Charles Ives" was
recently released as their debut CD on Blueshift records.
Adam's first CD as a leader "Dances of Macedonia
and the Balkans" on Folksounds Records is an in-depth
exploration of the possibilities of the Macedonian tambura.
Adam also enjoys teaching private lessons in the New York
City area and has taught Macedonian tambura at the East
Coast Eastern European Folklife Center's Balkan Music
and Dance Camp.
While studying Western Classical flute performance at
the University of California, Santa Barbara, Bridget Robbins
was introduced to Middle Eastern music primarily through
the end-blown flute, or nay. Her involvement and love
for this music eventually took over and she went on to
do a Master's Degree in Ethnomusicology, with an emphasis
in Middle Eastern music. Since completing her
studies, Bridget has continued to play music and travel
to different countries in the Middle East. While living
in San Francisco she performed in many clubs and festivals.
Presently, Bridget lives in New York where she teaches
flute and recorder. She continues her studies on both
the nay and flute with Bassam Saba.
Quigley (Perrcussionist ):
After touring and recording with various contemporary
and traditional West African ensembles, percussionist
Timothy Quigley looked to expand his knowledge of world
music. Lured by the unusual rhythms found in Balkan music
he began playing with Bulgarian accordionist Christina
Crowder and saxophonist . He went on to perform with the
group Sherefe which focused on the music of Turkey, Macedonia,
Greece and Albania. Currently residing the New York area,
Timothy composes music for film, dance and television
and performs in a wide variety of ensembles including
SUKUNET, SHEQER, HAZMAT and PECTOPAH.
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About the drummer Mike Culkin
was born the youngest in a family of drummers .He was
taught by his father and his 2 brothers. He started out
in marching bands playing Colonial Style rudimental drumming.
In High school he played percussion in orchestra, and
since has played and recorded with various rock, blues,
country, punk, fusion and funk bands. In 1997 he was picked
as a top ten finalist for the Thoroughbred Music up and
coming drummer competition. Residing in the New York area,
Mike does mostly sessions and independent recordings.
He is currently on 12 releases.