Pantha du Prince, the German producer/composer and conceptual artist, will be at the #studio on May 6th as a part of Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival!
Berlin-based techno composer Hendrik Weber saw the name, which means "panther of the prince" in French, in a dream and acquired it as his new project that marked his transition from house and minimal techno to the self-defined genre; sonic House, bringing together elements of acoustic, electronically altered field recordings and shoegazing references.
The moniker Pantha du Prince was launched in 2002 with the 12'' titled Nowhere and the debut studio album Diamond Daze was released in 2004. This Bliss (2007) explored travel, time and the joy of forward motion while Weber made his real breakthrough with his third album; Black Noise. Released on the Rough Trade Records label to broad acclaim, the album featured Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear from Animal Collective and Tyler Pope of LCD Soundsystem.
In 2013, Elements of Light, Pantha du Prince's collaborative album with The Bell Laboratory, was released. Weber continued his collaboration with The Bell Laboratory's Bendik Kjeldsberg in The Triad (2016), which also featured Scott Mou, a.k.a. Mr. Queens. The track titled Lions Love from the album is a reference to Agnes Varda’s film of the same title, also tying into the concept of the album, which is about a triadic relationship between a woman and two men in Los Angeles. Another film referenced in the album is Fritz Lang's Frau im Mond, which Weber claims resembles the album with the theme of concrete utopia. Weber sang most of his own songs in The Triad, completing the album with the vintage analog equipments of Joachim Schütz and his studio in Swabia, after recording several tracks in Berlin and Los Angeles.
On May 6th, #studio will host Pantha du Prince, the German producer/composer and conceptual artist, as a part of Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival!
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival
Istanbul is getting ready to host a brand new festival! Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival, which looks at music from a broad perspective while adopting the polyphony of it, will take place for the first time between May 3rd and 12th!
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival, which will also feature shades of blues, electronic, ethnic, funk, indie, classic, pop and rock, will position itself in the middle of the art and culture scene of the city between May 3rd and 12th.
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival, which will take place between May 3rd and 12th, will feature the following line-up full of jazz legends and amazing talents: Chick Corea, the legendary American jazz/fusion pianist and composer, who will share the stage with American jazz drummer Brian Blade and Puerto Rican jazz contrabass player Eddie Gómez; Jan Garbarek, the Norwegian saxophonist who is considered as the founder of Scandinavian jazz, and Indian percussionist/composer Trilok Gurtu; American jazz, soul and blues artist Beth Hart; Grammy award-winning pianist Michel Camilo and Spanish flamenco virtuoso Tomatito; Stephan Micus, the multi-instrumentalist from Germany who is one of the most esteemed names of contemporary classical music and world music; Brazzaville, the American band which combines indie-pop, bossa nova and chamber pop; Esmerine, the Canadian band which brings together modern chamber music with sub-genres such as drone, post-punk and Turkish folk music; Pantha du Prince, the German producer/composer and conceptual artist; Oriental Wind, the project of Okay Temiz which will harmonize jazz and improvisation with influence from Turkish folklore and sufi music; the concert which will feature the music from Nezih Ünen's documentary Lost Songs of Anatolia being performed by esteemed musicians; Funkbook, the project of Önder Focan and Şallıel Bros, two prominent figures of Turkey's music scene; Gaye Su Akyol, who has continued the success of her debut album Develerle Yaşıyorum in her second one, Hologram İmparatorluğu; Redd, one of the most successful pop/rock bands from Turkey; Gülün / Allulli / De Raymondi, a multicultural project which brings together music from different geographies and Esra Kayıkçı, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Turkey!
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival will kickstart a brand new tradition in the art and culture scene of Istanbul with the parties, panels, workshops, record market, open air free events, film and documentary screenings it will host along with breathtaking performances that will cover a diverse range of genres under one roof; jazz!