Pianist, composer and arrangement writer Baturay Yarkın’s first solo album Hope was released on all digital platforms on the 23rd of July with Ahenk Müzik label.
Baturay Yarkın collected the works he has written mostly during the pandemic in his album Hope. compositions from the album called Quarantine and Calm, reflecting upon the contradictions of the pandemic period, have been released as singles on digital platforms. Hope is a reflection on the uncertainties, tension, placidity and calmness of the pandemic era. These different emotions were interpreted by the piano due to its ability to express musical opposites on its own. The album embodies modern harmonic approaches and syncopated methods in its aim to emphasize hope is a consciousness, awareness and life philosophy that needs to be constantly felt.
The artist also works as an academician in Istanbul University State Conservatoire’s Music Department Jazz Major. He has previously released 5 albums with Yarkın Duo, Baturay Yarkın Trio and TangEsta. Hope is the musicians’ 6th personal and first solo piano album.
Pianist & Composer: Baturay Yarkın
Production Company: Ahenk Müzik
Studio: Pür Recording Studio
Recording Date: 07-08.01.2021
Release Date: 23.07.2021
Mix-Mastering: Ozan Sarıer
Cover Photography: İrem Demir