Saadet Türköz’s Songdreaming Triggers Imaginative Journey
Swiss-based improvisational vocalist Saadet Türköz will have showcases in Shanghai and Beijing this May, taking the audience on a special journey to the one thousand and one nights. Türköz learned the rich oral and musical traditions of Central Asia from the Kazakh community in Istanbul. She draws on the imaginative source of her singing from the tales of the silkroad journey. She celebrates dream images in which times, motifs and myths collide. Türköz’s first recordings were influenced by the folk music of her homeland; in recent years, her repertoire has widened to include improvised music and modern interpretations of traditional Kazakh music.
Saadet has collaborated with musicians such as Boby Mc Ferrin, Fritz Hauser, Arnaldo Antunes, Claudio Puntin, Elliott Sharp, Wu Wei, Dorothea Schürch, Kudsi Ergüner, Lukas Niggli, Christian Marclay, Okay Temiz, William Parker, Miya Masaoka, Okkyung Lee, Peggy Lee, Conny Bauer, Franz Loriot, Joelle Leandre, Günter Baby Sommer, Kyle Sheperd, Florian Stoffner, Vincent Glanzmann, Carlo Mombelli, Peter Kowald, John Edwards, Xu Fengxia, Julian Sartorius, Fred Frith, Charlotte Hug, Larry Ochs, Mark Dresser, Shahzad Ismaily, Eyvind Kang, Gyda Valtisdottir, Wilbert de Joode, Irene Schweizer, etc. And she is Band Member from Urumchi, (Fredy Studer, Alfred Zimmerlin, Hans Hassler) Cush (Paul Lovens, Uwe Oberg), Zarya-tay (Zlatko Kaucic, Giovanni Maier) Song Dreaming (Lionel Friedli, Martin Schütz) and Duos with Nils Wogram, Martin Schütz, Hans Hassler, Lucien Dubuis, Hans Koch, Sevket Akinci, Anil Eraslan, Thomas Rohrer..
She has worked with Video, Theater, Film, Dance, Literatur Productions as well. The Artist and Regisseur that she has collaborated with include Pipilotti Rist, Anka Schmid, Elpida Orfanidou, Sven Holm, Johanna Lier,Mustafa Kaplan&Filiz Sizanli, Gita Gsell, Ilma Rakusa, Nikola Weisse.